Food and Drink

Grand Café

Tuinzaal Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Open Tuesday - Sunday 11 A.M. - 5 P.M.


The Grand Café is the ideal place to punctuate your visit to the Gemeentemuseum with a delicious cup of Peeze coffee, a freshly made lunch or a quick sweet or savoury snack. Its new, wider menu stresses organic, sustainable and responsibly grown products.

Located in the museum’s newly roofed-in Garden Gallery, the Grand Café guarantees you a peaceful break. Designer Richard Hutten has set his stamp on its interior with the ‘Berlage chair’, designed specifically for the museum, while the café’s playful lampshades – a Danish design classic by Poul Henningsen – provide the perfect complement to the chair and relieve the austere modernity of the space.


Open Tuesday - Sunday from 11 A.M.

Café/restaurant Gember serves the adjacent Hague Museum of Photography and GEM museum of contemporary art. For modern design buffs, this is the place to be. The restaurant is furnished with pieces by designer Richard Hutten, an eye-catching reading table by Job Smeets and lighting installations by Babak Afrassiabi and Ralph van Meygaard.

Summer visitors can also relax on Gember’s heavenly open-air terrace, overlooking the lily ponds of the Gemeentemuseum. The café/restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. and serves the general public as well as museum visitors. All this makes Gember a great place to entertain your friends or clients, whether or not you intend to visit the Museum of Photography and/or the GEM.

To book tables for lunch or dinner, please call 070 – 358 6891.

Brasserie Berlage

Open Tuesday - Sunday from 10 A.M

When architect H.P. Berlage’s last great masterpiece – the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag – was built in the 1930s, a beautiful garden pavilion was included as a place for museum visitors and passers-by to rest and relax. The restaurant that now occupies the building is attractively furnished and decorated in Art Deco style and fully lives up to its name of “Brasserie Berlage”. The extensive renovation of the Gemeentemuseum in 1997 included a top-to-toe refurbishment of Berlage’s garden pavilion. Its open-air terrace was restored and a comfortable new glass-walled extension was built on at the side.

Despite the warmly nostalgic atmosphere of its Art Deco interior, Brasserie Berlage is not all about the past. It is a comfortable and convenient 70-seat restaurant with a sunny south-facing terrace. Its menu offers a mix of classic and contemporary dishes that provides a wealth of choice for aficionados both of traditional French cuisine and of go-ahead modern gastronomy. Culinary sophistication, contemporary influences, affordable prices and present-day comfort in an authentic 1930s setting… it’s an unbeatable combination. Moreover, the spacious glass-walled extension or ‘Serre’ – complete with its own separate entrance, sanitary facilities and open-air terrace – is the perfect place for private events like dinner parties, weddings, receptions and presentations. 

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