The Museumcafé of the Jewish Historical Museum is the only lunchroom in the Amsterdam city center serving kosher food. It's open 7 days a week from 11 AM to 5 PM and welcomes visitors with or without a museum ticket (but shares the museum's opening hours). Free Wi-Fi is available, too.
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 Museumcafé 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 Museumcafé 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 Museumcafé also provides catering services.
Lunch options for groups
We kindly ask groups of 10 to 25 people to make a reservation through the Sales & Events Department. Send them an e-mail or call them at +31 20 5310 380.
- The standard group lunch of €14.50 includes two luxury sandwiches and a piece of pastry
- The 'especially Jewish' lunch of €19.50 includes a variety of spreads and snacks (egg salad, latkes with apple cause, tuna salad, gefilte fisj, cream cheese, smoked salmon, and fish cakes with mustard), with different types of bread, horseradish sauce, butter and salad
- The soup and a sandwich costs €10.75 and includes a large bowl of soup of the day with a sandwich and a piece of pastry
- Coffee and tea for everyone costs €2.50, with assorted snacks (bolus, brownie or butter cake) it's €5.75
All these options come with orange juice and fresh water.