Café Cromhout

The pop-up lunch cafe "A Beautiful Mess" is opened in Cafe Cromhout as of December 12. Women between 35 and 65 with a refugee background run the new location completely. The menu was also created by the women and is inspired by dishes they grew up with, from Arabic high teas to Fattet Hummus.

By visiting the café you support the women in gaining work experience so that they can develop further. The new location will remain open until at least June 2020.

 The Refugee Company offers the women a start-up program with the opportunity to build a strong network and work experience. Learning the Dutch language and personal development are central here. All women speak and understand Dutch. It goes without saying that within such a "development process" some understanding is required.


The menu was developed by the women themselves and is inspired by the dishes they grew up with. The menu is full of traditional Middle Eastern, African, typical Dutch dishes and a traditional Arabic high tea. Traditional coffee ceremonies from Ethiopia and Eritrea are also organized upon request, with a focus on roasting raw coffee beans. The space is also available for organizing events.

Opening hours

The A Beautiful Mess pop-up is located at Herengracht 366 and will remain open at this location for at least seven months. The café is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Rent the space

The monumental rooms of the Cromhout House can of course be rented for weddings, receptions, lectures, parties, dinners or business occasions. This beautiful location, which breathes the atmosphere of the 17th century, is located in the center of Amsterdam and lends itself perfectly to all your activities. 

Want to know more? Please contact us for the various possibilities:

Phone: 020 5231 822
Contact person: Ariena van Dalen