Situated just opposite the Museum Park, Het Nieuwe Café in Het Nieuwe Instituut is an inspiring location to meet. It is a place where visitors can start or end their visit to the museum, where professionals can discuss ideas at their regular table, and a place that doubles as an ‘office’ for freelancers and flex workers, complete with free WiFi.

Everyone, not just museum visitors, can enjoy the spacious patio of Het Nieuwe Café that overlooks the museum’s striking water feature. The cafe serves aromatic Italian-style coffee and delicious freshly made sandwiches. The affordably-priced featured dishes are always made from pure, seasonal ingredients and based on organic products, wherever possible.

From Tuesday 31 July until Sunday 2 September, lunch will not be served due to refurbishment of the kitchen. You are welcome for hot and cold drinks, sweet and savoury snacks.

Opening hours Het Nieuwe Café 

  • Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
  • Thursday 10:00 until 23:00 (On Thursdays from 14 July to 26 August, Het Nieuwe Café is open until 17.30)
  • Sunday and national holidays 11.00 - 17.30

Closed on Mondays, New Year's Day, King's Day, Christmas Day

Open on Eastern Monday and Whit Monday
Open on 26 and 31 December (Boxing Day, New Year's Eve) until 16.00

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