Museum Café

Museum Café

The Museum Café is accessible for non-visitors. The café's menu includes Dutch-Jewish classics, such as Fish Cakes and Pear Kugel. As well as delicious Apple Nut Cake and sandwiches. The café also serves coffee, tea, lunch and a range of drinks and snacks. The Museum Café is not under Rabbinical supervision. However, for the selections on our menu, we mainly work with a well-established kosher bakery and caterer.

Opening hours

Daily 11.00 - 17.00.


View our menu here

All the ingredients for dishes on this menu are prepared and/or purchased from suppliers 'Under Rabbinical Supervision'. The Museumcafé itself does not have kashrut certification. For those who find this important, there is a separate display case offering kosher-certified products. Everything served in our restaurant is either dairy or parve (neutral, vegan). If you need more information, please speak to someone from the Museumcafé staff.

Free Wi-Fi

The Jewish Historical Museum now offers free wireless internet throughout the museum. Check-in on foursquare, update your status on Facebook, visit our website, e-mail or just send a tweet to your followers from the museum galleries. There's a reading table and computers offer direct access to the collection database, the museum website and a range of Jewish sites.

Tasting table

Every Sunday at 11.30 am, 12.30 pm and 14.00 pm you are welcome to join our free tasting table of Tasty Jewish Cuisine. Per round a maximum of ten visitors is maintained. An expert on typical Jewish (Ashkenazy as well as Sephardic) cuisine will guide you through this cultural kitchen with little bites of everything and an explanation of what you are tasting.

And, who knows, maybe you have some knowledge to add to the table yourself! Every tasting table lasts for about fifteen minutes.

Interested in tasting more Jewish dishes? Check out our menu and enjoy your lunch.

Take notice: it could happen that a tasting table gets cancelled because of one of our other events that day. We will try to keep you posted if anything like this comes up via the website.

You can also book the tasting table exclusively for you and your guests (groups of 6 to 10 persons) at other hours on Sunday and even on other days if possible. The costs of this are € 4,50 including coffee/tea or soft drink. Please contact Sales & Events:  T (020) 5 310 380 (monday until friday from 9.00 am until 17.00 pm).

Lunch arrangements for groups

Groups who book a program can also reserve a lunch or coffee/tea arrangement. If you want to make a reservation, please contact the Museum Café: T +31 (0)20 5 310 334 (monday until friday 9.00 - 17.00) or E Museum Café

Group lunches are available for groups up to 25 persons. If you would make a reservation for more than 25 persons, the group will be split.

You can choose from the following options:

Regular lunch menu à € 13,50; two luxury sandwiches, small pastry, jus d'orange, milk and mineral water.

A 'typical' Jewish lunch à € 15,50; on the table multiple types of sandwichfilling and small snacks (eggsalad, latke with apple-sauce, tuna salad, gefilte fish, creamcheese, smoked salmon, fishcookies with mustard), with different sorts of bread, horseradish sauce, butter and salad. 

Coffee/tea arrangement à € 2,20; coffee/tea and cookies, or à € 5,00 coffee/tea and bolus/brownie/butter biscuit.