In the Jewish Cultural Quarter you will find the only place serving kosher food in Amsterdam city center: the Museum Café of the Jewish Historical Museum. The café is open every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You do not need to purchase an admission ticket to enter the café. The Museum Café has free Wi-Fi.
Lunch Options for Groups
You may want to try one of the classic Dutch Jewish specialities, such as fishcakes (made with fresh cod) or Pear Kugel (a hot dish of stewed pears and sweet almond pastry). But the menu also includes a delicious apple nut cake and bread rolls with tuna salad. All the ingredients in the dishes on the menu have been prepared by our suppliers under rabbinical supervision or approved by the rabbinates of the Jewish Community of Amsterdam, the Portuguese Jewish Community, and the Dutch Jewish Community. The Museum Café does not have a Kashrut certificate. There is a separate glass case with meals sealed under rabbinical supervision for those who find this preferable. All the items sold at the Museum Café are prepared on the dairy side of the kitchen, including the vegetarian (parve) kosher dishes. Please ask a member of staff if you would like any additional information. The café also provides catering services.
Lunch Options for Groups
Group lunches can be reserved for groups of 10 to 25 people. To make a reservation, contact our Sales & Events Department.
You can choose from a number of options:
Standard group lunch costing €13.75: each person has two luxury filled bread rolls, a small cake, orange juice, milk, and mineral water.
A "typical Jewish" lunch costing €15.75: a variety of spreads and snacks (egg salad, latkes with apple sauce, tuna salad, gefilte fish, cream cheese, smoked salmon, fish cakes with mustard) with different types of bread, horseradish sauce, butter, and salad.
Soup with a bread roll costing €10.75 per person (large bowl of soup of the day with farmhouse bread and a pastry)
Coffee/tea snack for €2.40 (coffee/tea and a cookie) or €5.75 (coffee/tea and a bolus (Dutch Jewish classic: pastry with a sweet filling made from almonds or ginger)/brownie/Dutch butter cake). Coffee or tea as an extra to accompany one of the above lunch options costs €2 per person.
The JHM Museum Café is an ideal space for parties, presentations requiring a projection wall with a beamer, and lectures. You may wish to order drinks and kosher catering to accompany your event. Take a look at the various options and prices.