The Cultural Garden of Amsterdam

27 Sep 2016

Moes Serves Up Happiness

Taking a moment to relax and stretch your muscles at the museum café: what’s not to love? This is an opportunity to discuss the experience and let it sink in, to recharge your batteries or to simply satiate your hunger. I have been known to enjoy all three at times. Usually they also offer a high quality of service and a great atmosphere. So great, in fact, that you will be drawn there the next time you pass by, even though you might not be hungry or tired, or want to discuss the paintings you’ve just seen. Guilty again.

Luckily, you don’t need an entry ticket to visit a museum café, which is handy if you’re only interested in the food, not the art. Or if you just need a change of scenery: De Plantage offers plenty of scenery.

Already familiar with Moes?

Moes is a cosy café at the Appel arts centre. Situated underground and featuring a modern interior, it has a homely feeling, even though they might have gone a bit too far with the airport signage. The service is fantastic and welcoming, and the menu offers healthy classics prepared with local and sustainable products which will pleasantly surprise your taste buds. Their burger is by the looks of it the only non-healthy option and the portions are on the small side, but hey, I like that. Unfortunately, you can’t eat here during the week, however, the café is open longer than the museum, which means you will be able to enjoy a three-course dinner and some great beer after a day at the museum. You can even bring your own bottle of wine, if you are so inclined.

posted by Charlotte Dorst

‘I live next to the Dutch National Maritime Museum, work at the Artis Royal Zoo and study near the Hortus Botanical Gardens, but sometimes I forget that there's so much more to discover in the Plantage.’

Charlotte Dorst,
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