For this commission by the Rijksmuseum for the Document Nederland exhibition, photographer Stacii Samidin captured images of Dutch cafes and bars and their landlords, landladies and regular customers. Document Nederland runs from 12 October 2018 to 20 January 2019 in the Rijksmuseum.
Almost every club, group or subculture has its own ‘hangout’ in the form of a cafe or bar. There’s the truckers’ cafe, the cafe for after church, the student cafe, the local sports bar, to name but a few. The interior, the atmosphere and the clientele may differ widely, but everybody goes there for the same reasons: for social contact, recreation and relaxation.