30 June, 2024 14:30 - 16:30

With Keti Koti, we annually commemorate and celebrate the abolition of slavery on July 1, 1863. In remembrance of the slavery past and to connect the past with the present, people across the country can enjoy the Surinamese dish Heri Heri together, free of charge. In collaboration with TENT, Kunstinstituut Melly, and Cool aan de Gang, Kunsthal Rotterdam invites everyone to participate and enjoy a free Heri Heri meal on Sunday 30 June. Free Heri Heri For All is an initiative by KIP Republic and collaborating partners.

Come together and eat

Free Heri Heri aims to unite citizens and make the commemoration inclusive and accessible. Moreover, sharing a meal together provides an opportunity for dialogue and exchange about the significance of the day and sharing knowledge about history.

Surinamese dish

Heri Heri is a Surinamese dish that originated from what remained on the plantation and was cultivated and consumed by enslaved people. The dish, as we know it today, consists of boiled sweet potatoes, cassava, yellow and green banana, salted fish (bakkeljauw), an egg, and garnish.


Free takeaway or on-site consumption of a Heri Heri meal.


At Kunsthal Rotterdam and Kunstinstituut Melly. 


Sunday 30 June 14:30-16:30


Everyone is welcome.


The meal is free.
While supplies last. No reservation necessary.

Heri Heri, photo Paul Wijsen
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On 21 June - during Friday Night LIVE - the Kunsthal will be open in the evening.
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