The Pied Piper (De Koude Kermis)

'Het PIerement' zoals te zien bij de Kermis Amsterdam 2018

See & spin The Pied Piper! Of course, The Fair Grounds wouldn’t be complete without an interactive entry gate!

Aside from functioning as a gate, it also simulates the classic barrel organs of the Amsterdam streets. By spinning the turning wheel on the side of the gate, a visitor generates the power needed to make the lights buzz, the music play and the fans spin. The internal speakers play a jolly mix of true barrel organ classics!

More information & bookings

Are you interested in having one, several or all of the installations of The Fair Grounds at your festival, event, congress or meeting? Do not hesitate to contact us for more information. You can send us an e-mail at info@dropstuff.nlgive us a call at +31 (0) 35 677 19 12 or use this contact form

Interactive carnival-gate

Generate your own power, lights and music

Concept and design:

Technical design and realisation:
Peter de Man and Uwe Dobberstein

Technical specifications
Measurements: length 4.00 meters / width: 0.50 meters / height: 2.50 meters

Power supply needed: 220 v.

The Fair Grounds

The Pied Piper is part of The Fair Grounds. The Fair Grounds is an artistic project by the Dutch new media art collective DROPSTUFF MEDIA which consists of multiple independent installations where traditional amusement rides have been updated with new artistic or social narratives. The result is a truly new fairground, where every ride has been modified or enhanced and tells a surprising story in the public space: popular culture meets high tech and high art!