Ani-Nation Matsuri

Get a feel of what a real matsuri - a Japanese festival - is like!

This year Ani-Nation will be offering an even wider arrange of events than ever! Not only will they be hosting events in the events plaza but they will also be entertaining you at various other events outside the event plaza.

Ani-Nation Events at the Event Plaza

Goldfish scooping: The next level

Already mastered goldfish scooping? Well this time they will have a new challenge for you! More ball’s, more difficulty levels and more fun. Come and see how good you really are.

Sign up is not required.


A Japanese form of lottery. Come and test your luck. You might win a nice prize to take home.

Sign up is not required.


A traditional board game played in Korea, especially during Korean New Year. The game is also called cheok-sa or sa-hee.

There will also be a live yut game played with people.

Sign up is not required.

Ani-Nation workshops

Teddy bear beading art

Learn how to make a teddy bear with beads and string. These cute little fellows make a nice decoration piece.

Sign up at the Information desk is required for this workshop.

Wind chime workshop

Learn to make a wind chime.

Sign up at the Information desk is required for this workshop.


Always wanted a to create your own anime figure? At the
Anidolls workshop
you will learn to make your own figure. Our dolls are made of PVC and has a basic shape so you can maken any character.
We will also bring a closet where you can store your doll for the weekend and people can  admire your creation.

Who know's, we might see the entire cast of One  Piece or Dragonball.

Sign up at the Information desk is required for this workshop.

Availability Ani-Nation Event Plaza events

All visitors


The Atlantic Foyer / Event Plaza in the basement


Friday: 14:00-22:00
Saturday: 10.00-22:00
Sunday: 10:00-17:30

Teddy bear beading art
Saturday: 10.00-11:00
Saturday: 14.30-15:30

Wind chime workshop
Friday: 21:00-22:00 
Sunday: 11:30-12:30

Friday: 15:30 - 16:30
Friday: 19:30 - 20:30
Saturday: 15:00 - 16:00
Saturday: 19:30 - 20:30
Sunday: 13:00  - 14:00  

Sign up

You can sign up for the workshops at the Information desk in the Event plaza itself.

Additional costs

Teddy bear beading art: €12.50
Wind chime workshop: € 12.50
Ani-dolls workshop: €10,-

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  • Archonia
  • Bit Agency
  • CrunchyRoll
  • Game Mania
  • Warner Brothers Games
  • Hercules
  • Mindscape
  • Nationaal Videogame Museum
  • Republic of Gamers
  • Samsung
  • Ziva Events
  • AFK e-Sports
  • GameRoomS
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