Art, coffee and lunch

Pavilion, photo: studio Hans Wilschut The Paviljoen, photo Mathilde Karrer Espressobar, design Pam Emmerik Pavilion, photo: studio Hans Wilschut

The Pavilion

The museum’s restaurant is housed in the Pavilion designed in 1991 by Hubert-Jan Henket. The light-filled, transparent space with a view over the museum’s garden is a delightful location for lunch or afternoon tea. The restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00 to 16.00 and serves salads, soup, sandwiches, coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer and wine. 

Espresso Bar

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen opened the Espresso Bar in 2008. This informal café, designed by Simon Heijdens, serves excellent espresso and cappuccino, tea, soft drinks and pastries, also on the go. It is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 (an hour before the museum opens) to 17.30 and is accessible without a ticket to the museum.

Art and coffee

The walls of the Espresso Bar are the site for a changing programme of wall paintings. Duende Too by Pam Emmerik and René Daniëls, is now on show.


There are two Rotterdam hotspot network connections in the museum. The Pavilion and the Espresso Bar offer you wireless Internet for free.