Food, wine, art and design come together at ArtDeli, a new cafe and exhibition space on the Rokin in Amsterdam. Drink and dine among the changing art exhibits any time of day starting with coffee and ending with cocktails. The creative menu is inspired by the exhibits and the historic space is interesting in itself.
The current exposition (on view until 17 January) is entitled “Nacht” and is curated by Axel Rüger, director of the Van Gogh Museum. Previous guest curators have included the director of the Hermitage Museum Cathelijne Broers and director of Akzo Nobel Art Foundation Hester Alberdingk Thijm.
Come for coffee and bring your laptop for a bit of work and then have lunch, or stop by in the evening for a glass of wine and some bites to share or relax and have dinner among the art. The fingerfoods menu includes cocktails, hand selected wines and creative dishes such as fishcakes, duck rillettes or serrano ham croquettes. The current 5-course dinner menu, designed to go with the latest exhibition, is created by guest chef Onno Kokmeijer, Executive Chef of 2-Michelin star restaurant Ciel Bleu.
The beautiful building was constructed in 1896 and used to be the headquarters of tobacco brokers Brusse & Gransberg. You can still see some evidence of the past business in the building’s layout and details like the large safe behind the bar.
There is also a small design shop in the back where you can find cool gifts or items for yourself. Entry to ArtDeli is free, so come by and get inspired while refueling during a day in the city.
Rokin 93, Amsterdam