Food & Drinks

The Anime 2018 food experience!

You cannot experience a 50+ hour festival without recharging. Therefore the opportunities for our visitors to power up take the center stage at the Archonia Event Plaza!

Main food court - ground floor

You walk through the main food court as you enter the festival. The main food court is a good place for lunch and dinner.

  • Food of Japan: Karage, Ramune, Japanese snacks
  • Kotobuki: Onigiri, (vegan) Okonomiyaki, (Japanese) softdrinks.
  • Minamo Foods: Noodles, Melon pan, Japanese snacks and softdrinks.
  • S’j Crepe: Crepes with different toppings.
  • Seikatsu: Ramen noodles, different types of Japanese snacks and drinks.
  • Spherebay: Bubble Tea.

World café / Pangea - ground floor

The area around the central stairwell contains the bar and the Pangea restaurant. Great for relaxing and looking at people.

  • 8tea5 The Hague: Bubble Tea.
  • InfiniTea Teabar: Matcha (latte), coffee, different kinds of tea, Korean chicken, Sweet snacks.
  • ​Pangea restaurant​: Western food and snacks.
  • Roppongi: Japanese snacks: Onigiri, yakitori, etc.
  • Royal Roulette Butler Café: Tea and snacks from InfiniTea.
  • Sakelicious: Bar, soft drinks and different kinds of (Japanese) beer and sake.
  • Sparkling Potpourri Maid Café: Tea and snacks from InfiniTea.

First Floor Food Court - Archonia Event Plaza

On the first floor we have an outside terrace and a lot of different style food stalls. It is a more snack oriented area.

  • Honkies: Vegan ramen noodles, wraps, Japanese vegan hotdogs with different toppings. Japanese iced tea, beer.
  • Osaka Cooking: Okonomiyaki and bubble tea.
  • Neko Neko Ni Maid Café: Maid café with snacks and drinks, take-away bento boxes with curry/sushi in the evening.
  • Sakelicious: Bar, soft drinks and different kinds of (Japanese) beer and sake.
  • Specialities Handmade:Taiyaki with different fillings (red bean paste, cheese, chocolate, custard).
  • Spherebay: Bubble Tea.
  • Takoyaki Japanese Streetfood: Japanese ‘poffertjes’: Takoyaki made in a Dutch poffertjes pan.
  • Troy’s Shots and More: Shaved ice with different flavours and non-alcoholic shots/cocktails.

Japanese Maid / Ninja Café Sakura Suigetsu - First Floor Volga

To celebrate our 20th anniversary the Maid Café Sakura Suigetse from Tokyo Akihabara flies over with three maids. As they can serve only a small group you will have to register for a seat in advance. They have a quiet room of their own on the first floor: the Volgo room near the dressing rooms and the Cosplay Repair Point. On Friday and Sunday they will open as a Ninja Café, on Saturday as a maid Café.

Special requirements

We do have a lot of choice for vegetarians and even people with vegan powers need not go hungry. Most caterers offer vegetarian food choices and the stands manned by Honkies offer only vegan food, even when it looks like meat. 

For people with allergies: unfortunately we are just a three day festival so not everything is labelled as well as we would wish. You will have to ask specifically for food that is safe for you. While all stand holders know exactly what is in their menu, not all their people do so sometimes they may not be able to answer your question. We apologize in advance.

Payment, the end of Moolah's!

Through hard work and diplomacy, our queens have arranged a new type of festival coin. The new coin will be accepted by all restaurants and shops in The Hague and most shops, food stalls and gas-stations en route to The Hague. Our foreign visitors can even spend their last coins on purchases at all major Dutch and Belgian airports! Long live our new festival coins: Euros!

If you wonder what to do if you have leftover Euros: most banks and money traders worldwide accept the large Euro denominations and can refund them! Do not believe the fake media news that says otherwise! We know how this false narrative has plagued our old and worn Moolahs. So sad! We even refunded people after the festival but people believe their own alternative facts!

Visitors also told us they were suspicious of any stand pricing products at ½ a Moolah. We are afraid this will increase with the new Euros as the smallest unit is 1/100th of a Euro, also known as a cent. Unfortunately as for coins we only provide them from 5 cents and up. Your change will therefore be rounded in units of 5 cents.

Some visitors even went as far as to avoid the catering altogether, because the pin-machines at every counter were--according to more fake news-- either a hoax or a conspiracy to rob them of their well earned money. Apparently you could actually lose money by holding a debit card near those machines! (Actually that is true: we rented the contactless pin machines to make it easy to pay so AnimeCon visitors stay energized and hydrated.)

You can still use any leftover Moolahs this year, but this will be the last festival where you can use them. You can also exchange them at the information desk for the new Euros. You will get 2 Euros for each Moolah coin and 1 Euro for a ½ Moolah coin. It will not be possible to buy new Moolah’s; instead you must buy Euros. You can do so at our information desk using debit and - for a small fee - credit cards. It is also possible to buy the new Euros in advance at any ATM in the Netherlands. Even some other European countries allow you to purchase Euros and you can exchange them worldwide with most money traders using your local valuta.

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