Tuesday to Sunday
11 am - 5 pm


Enjoy the view in Karel 1 museumcafé and order something tasty from the menu: a delicious cup of coffee, lunch or a good wine.

Photo: Boudewijn Bollmann

Karel 1 museumcafé

‘An oasis of calm, right in the middle of the city,’ is how one visitor described Karel 1 museumcafé. To the rear of the Van Abbemuseum you can find the museum cafe with its adjoining terrace. Here the river Dommel has been widened to form a unique ‘inner lake’ that is partly surrounded by the museum’s building.

Enjoy the view while you order something from the menu, which offers delicious cup of coffee, accessible lunch and good wines.

Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM
Monday closed

During light festival GLOW (11 to 18 November), the museumcafé is open extra from 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM


For more information and the menu of Karel 1 museumcafé, please visit
Karel 1 museumcafé is situated at Stratumsedijk 2.