Dive into the sultry ‘Indo vibes’ and go to Bumbu. We bring you DJ Sekan a funky crate-digger, with Indonesia as his USP. With his label Jiwa Jiwa he treasures the best Indonesian disco, soul and boogie. Plus: with the living legend DJ Rob Manga! this will be pure guna guna, or in other words: Indonesian magic! (Psst… need to freshen up your DJ knowhow? Check out these pro’s from the scene and you don’t want to miss out). Food for thought is served by visual arts-talent Toto Blaauw showing his art, inspired on Indonesian landscapes. Toto who? Yes, that same Toto who exhibited in the Tate Modern!
Bumbu comes from the word ‘boemboe’: the herb mix at the base of every Indonesian dish. This boemboe is a regular in over a million households of Dutchies who have, just like Bumbu mastermind Eva Verboon, Indonesian roots. She and her partner in crime Ilana van den Berg saw that the knowledge about their heritage is slowly fading away, together with the first generation Indo’s. They created Hallo Bandung (previously at Motel Mozaique and Grasnapolsky), where they celebrate their Indonesian roots together with their generations crème de la crème. Hallo Hotel Jakarta, let’s dance!
At the point of Java-eiland, a pretty spectacular energy neutral 4-star hotel has arisen. The spot where the service to Jakarta used to depart from is now a green oasis. For one night, ROEF and Bumbu are taking over the Skybar Malabar. Think cocktails, 8th floor, and panoramic views over the IJ ánd the city.
Admitted. Technically, you’re not on but under a very cool rooftop. Cool because the roof of the Hotel Jakarta is super sustainable. It catches rainwater, used for watering the inner garden, and collects solar energy for heating the water for the showers. In the central atrium is a public, subtropical garden, made possible by the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam. Huge palms, banana trees, climber plants, ginger flowers, and all sorts of other flora. That’s what we call a great entrance!
During ROEF you can take a guided through this remarkable, sustainable hotel; starting from the Malabar.
Address: Javakade 766, 1019 SH Amsterdam