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Private group dining

Be it 20 or 700 people, if you would like to organise a private dinner for a large group, Amsterdam has a large selection of venues on offer for private group dining. Here are our top suggestions.


RIJKS restaurant interior
Image from Erik Smits

Telling the story of the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum shows influences from countries far and near. The museum’s restaurant RIJKS® follows this pattern, too, with quality, authenticity and uniqueness visible in the kitchen, the chefs and the interior. Offering private dining for exclusive groups, RIJKS® can host up to a maximum of 40 guests, and offers exclusive buy-outs on Sunday evenings. 

Rijks | Museumstraat 2

Brasserie van Baerle

Located in the south of Amsterdam, near the Royal Concertgebouw (Concert Hall), Brasserie van Baerle features a beautiful upstairs room. Serving up a delicious menu, this restaurant can be used for all types of private dining events and can accommodate groups with a maximum of 45 guests. 

Brasserie van Baerle | Van Baerlestraat 158

Restaurant De Kas

Restaurant de Kas greenhouse and gardens in Park Frankendael
Image from Merijn Roubroeks

From seed to dish: De Kas has been doing everything themselves since 2001. Located in the beautiful Frankendael Park, this restaurant boasts its own glasshouse and works together with local farmers to bring pure food to a new level. Group dining is served for up to 62 people. 

Restaurant De Kas | Park Frankendael

National Maritime Museum

A canal view of  Het Scheepvaartmuseum National Maritime Museum and VOC ship
Image from Bas Uterwijk

Private group dinners can be held in the courtyard of the National Maritime Museum. The Arsenal, as it is called, has a spectacular glass roof which adds an air of grandeur to this monumental building. Thanks to the courtyard’s lighting and acoustics, group dinners – for up to 700 people – still maintain an intimate ambiance. 

National Maritime Museum | Kattenburgerplein 1

Oosterhuiszaal – De Rode Hoed 

Dining hall at De Rode Hoed on Keizersgracht group dining
Image from De Rode Hoed

With its eye-catching chandeliers and mesmerising balconies resting on wooden pillars, the unique Oosterhuiszaal is a former 17th-century clandestine church that now offers a group dining experience that will be hard to forget. De Rode Hoed can hold up group dinners from 50 to 450 people. 

Oosterhuiszaal De Rode Hoed | Keizersgracht 102

Zuidpool / Strandzuid Restaurant 

The terrace of Strandzuid
Image from Photo Republic / Bibi Neuray

In the southern half of the pavilion near the water is the restaurant, spacious with a large bar and modular design. The restaurant has a large terrace at the shore and is connected to the boat house. In the restaurant, guests can enjoy lunch, drinks and dinner during the summer months. The menu is filled with high-quality dishes, the classics and the trendy dishes combined in one menu, fit with the season.

Zuidpool Restaurant | Europaplein 22

Bar Baut

BAUT restaurant terrace
Image from Nina Slagmolen

Bar Baut in the city’s Zuid area marries the vibrancy of its Baut brand (known across the city) with a cosier setting, doing away with rigid fine dining labels and serving simply delicious dishes. Expect classics with a modern twist, such as raw marinated sea bass, organic oysters, bouillabaisse fish stew and lacquered veal cheek. The Utility Room is the private space of Bar Baut, which can be booked exclusively for a lunch, meeting, workshop, or dinner for up to 40 people. 

Bar Baut | Stadionweg 320


I Dock Restaurant Ijdok
Image from Abel Canizales

This restaurant, bar and marina terrace in Amsterdam’s city centre offers a unique space embracing the city’s watery surroundings. With a blend of urban and maritime themes, I-Dock specialises in international cuisine with Mediterranean influences. Its private dining space holds a maximum of 45 people overlooking the marina for a lunch, dinner or cocktail reception. The menu focuses on fresh flavour combinations, such as ceviche of red bass with quinoa salad, and poulet noir with polenta and star anise gravy.

I-Dock | IJdok 4

Ship Chandlers Warehouse

17th-century department store full of antiques, for private dining with refined set menus.
Image from Koen Smilde

This historic venue has stood in Amsterdam since the 17th century, once servicing sea-going ships with any food or drink sailors need for a voyage. Diners can sit among the displays of casks and cupboards from that time, at elegantly set tables lit by antique candelabras. This unique space can be reserved for up to 40 guests, serving breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a choice of three different haute cuisine menus and specially selected wine and Champagne.

Ship Chandlers Warehouse | Geldersekade 8


REM eiland
Image from Koen Smilde

For a truly unforgettable meeting and dining experience, REM is the place to wow your guests. This pirate-TV-station-turned-restaurant sits atop an 80-foot-tall, red and white platform in the North Sea. With a view of Amsterdam's skyline, its private studio offers space for any kind of event, with playful touches such as a table tennis table and arcade games. An experimental, yet accessible, menu cooked by star chef Bobby Rust features carpaccio, oysters, North Sea crab and beetroot wellington.

REM | Haparandadam 45-2