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“For A Museum, As Good As You Can Get.”
Review of Rijksmuseum Cafe

Rijksmuseum Cafe
Ranked #850 of 4,304 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: US$2 - US$37
Cuisines: Dutch, International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Description: The Rijksmuseum Cafe is located in the Atrium, and offers diners a view of one of the central courtyards. Visitors can enjoy an array of sweet and savoury Dutch pastries, soups and sandwiches. Non-alcoholic beverages, Dutch gin and Heineken beer are also available. The Cafe is open 365 days a year from 9 am to 6 pm for both museum and non-museum visitors.
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Thank goodness we waited. Kings Day, World War II Silent Remembrance, Tulip Mania, Spring Holiday for Dutch Children and you name it was over. Only we tourists here at the end of tulip season on a Monday AM. No lines for the museum! (a bit bumpy still at the Vemeers!) and no lines for the Cafe. Glad we waited. A special beer of the month (SpringBock), a share platter of Dutch meet and cheeses and a hot cup of Mustard soup with salmon. What a delightful meal delivered promptly by a smiling and cheery wait staff who saw our tired bones! I have had museum meals in 12 countries including our own. Nothing close in this bright (it was a sunny day too!) renovation of the the original courtyard with its modern straight line box sculpture matching the bricklines and hanging above our heads. It was a wonderful taste of old and modern Holland in atmosphere, service and so much food we took a bag to our hotel for dinner. If going to the museum, I advise that this Cafe is worth the trip.

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Thank Jimgo
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

The setting of the cafe is very beautiful, in the very tastefully remodeled, modern atrium. It's very light-filled and airy.

The food here was above average for a museum cafe, though it was a bit overpriced (for two dishes and two coffees, I believe we ended up spending upwards of 40 Euro, or 60 USD).

The line was quite long (we probably waited 30 minutes before we were seated), so if you're getting hangry, I'd recommend keeping a snack in your bag to eat while you wait.

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Thank Plethora_Etc
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Well organised by helpful efficient staff. Very good coffee and good food in a lovely cultural setting - it could hardly have been better. No queues while a slow coffee is made as in an English coffee shop- you may queue at peak times to get in but usually its ok - you are directed to a table, given a menu and you sit and wait but its so beautiful,who cares ?

Incidentally , the cafe at the Stedelijk museum was also excellent.

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Thank spencer49
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

As there is no other option for a meal inside the Rijksmuseum, this automatically becomes the no. 1 choice. However this is still a good choice. Good food and nice service.

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Thank Chris_van_Baal
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

We had to stand in line and then sit with other people we didnt know however that was all ok. The food options were very limited but was adequate and service was acceptable and we we checked out quickly.

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Thank William M
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