Back Street

The new exhibition Back Street is a literary adventure for Young Adults. Young people discover, encounter and create stories in order to experience the power of literature.

Young people from the age 14 and older, immerse themselves in another world. They gamble on literary stories in the casino, meet contemporary writers in the Gym, learn to seduce with language in the Limousine or expose themselves in the Tattoo Shop game.


10 Challenging Games 

Back Street leads the youngsters to ten different spaces via dark alleys. They end up in an escape room full of exciting stories in the Bunker, and are challenged to create their own song or rap track at the Bakfiets. In the Tattoo Shop, young people expose themselves by reacting to situations from Young Adult books with themes such as domestic violence, drugs, bullying and loneliness. A personal tattoo is shown on their arm based on their choices. The Gym revolves around having the confidence to be yourself. Young people come into contact with various writers via passages from books. 

Young Adult Books 

The ten interactive games concern themes recognisable to young people and they are introduced to a variety of writing: from biographies to spoken word and from poetry to graphic novels. You will find books by, amongst others, Khalid Boudou, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, Jason Reynolds and Angie Thomas, as well as poems by Gershwin Bonevacia and Elten Kiene in Back Street.


After visiting Back Street, everyone is emailed personal book tips based on their gaming experience at the exhibition.


Recommended age: 14 to 20 years


Tickets and opening hours


Please note that Back Street is not available in English. 


Many classes visit Back Street during the week. Unfortunately, it is therefore not possible to visit the exhibition as a regular visitor. If you would like to know whether Back Street is accessible during your visit, please contact us on 070 333 96 66.