museum café

‘An oasis of calm, right in the middle of the city,’ is how one visitor described Karel 1 Museum Café – ‘Just your kind of thing’. The Museum Café with its adjoining terrace lies to the rear of the museum. 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 and absorb your museum experience while you order something from our menu, which offers hot and cold drinks, delicious snacks and light meals. 

You are guaranteed a warm welcome in the Museum Café, even if you are not on a visit to the museum itself. You can access the café through the museum or via the vivid-pink covered footbridge, designed for the museum by the Eindhoven-based artist and architect John Körmeling. The bridge provides a direct link between the museum, Museum Café and the Stratumsedijk.

Group arrangements

Karel 1 Museum Café can cater for groups, including arrangements that festively combine a museum visit with a culinary get-together. 

You can find more information about the possibilities we offer on the Karel 1-website (only available in Dutch). You can also call +31 (0)40 238 1062 or send an e-mail to info[at]