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Art and coffee in Amsterdam

There is no shortage of cafés in Amsterdam, and the best of them seamlessly blend art, culture, and culinary delights. Don't miss these micro creative hubs showcasing art and photography by local artists, perfect for a weekend or afternoon stroll.

No Man’s Art Gallery

Emphasising its international program, this contemporary art gallery showcases the work of revolving artists, with a new exhibition every few months. Annually, it establishes temporary galleries in various countries, such as Mexico City, Tehran, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Cape Town, whilst maintaining two permanent spaces in Amsterdam. One of these spaces includes 'de bar,' open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy delicious plates and bites on the terrace before delving into the rotating exhibitions in the back room.

No Man's Art Gallery | Bos en Lommerweg 88-90 


Spread over 700 square metres in a 17th-century building in Amsterdam’s Staalstraat, @droog offers a café, an exhibition space, a concept store and even a fairytale garden, plus, of course, plenty of the design collective’s quirky wares and high-end designs.

@droog | Staalstraat 7B

Expocafé Zamen

Art and caffeine lovers flock for the simple but tasty coffee from Expocafé Zamen, an exhibition space for and by artists. Head to Amsterdam Noord to explore this community-led space and be stimulated by unique photos, paintings and other works by local art talents.

Expocafé Zamen | Zamenhofstraat 150

Cloud Gallery

All items at Cloud Gallery Amsterdam undergo careful curation, including the fair trade coffee and tea selection, chosen with the same care and consideration as the artwork displayed on the walls. The gallery features regularly rotating exhibitions, providing emerging artists and photographers an opportunity to shine.

Cloud Gallery | Prinsengracht 276 


This creative space on the bustling Haarlemmerdijk offers coffee, brunch, and pastries - all with fresh ingredients and a ‘farm to table’ concept. After tucking into delicious small snacks and brunch plates, check out their small exhibition space. Lova regularly hosts exhibitions by local photographers and artists, making it a perfect place to work, connect, and recharge.

Lova | Haarlemerdijk 182


The world-recognised photography museum FOAM has an exhibition space spanning several floors, and it hosts a programme showcasing international photographers and emerging talent. The FOAM Cafe offers a charming spot for coffee, homemade treats, and cosy drinks. And you can explore a curated collection of books and posters from the FOAM Bookshop, featuring photo books, magazines, and more related to the museum's exhibitions and contemporary photography. It's one of the most popular museum cafes in Amsterdam.

FOAM | Keizersgracht 609


Mediamatic art centre greenhouse gardens
Image from Bas Uterwijk

Mediamatic's waterside bar and plant-based restaurant welcome guests daily, offering lunches, cakes, snacks, and drinks. The exhibitions here explore the boundaries between art, science and biotech and, on occasion, seamlessly blend with the dining area. During the warmer seasons, the Serres Séparées, small intimate greenhouses, create a private dining experience for couples.

Mediamatic | Dijksgracht 6