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Coming 2024 - Oosterdokseiland

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Follow us. We are building a beautiful new large restaurant, a community place in the middle of the city. The restaurant overlooking the IJ, a separate kitchen for cooking workshops and a separate event space. We can welcome you at the beginning of 2024.


Meet & Celebrate

Do you need to book your next event? You are at the right place.


Book a meeting room for a brainstorm session, management or teambreak, workshop or training. Does it need to be bigger? Then use our eventspace for an event, a conference or lecture with homemade drinks and bites at the end. Hold an exclusive dinner for colleagues, customers, friends or family in our cooking studio or join one of our tasty cooking workshops.


From March 1, 2024, for groups of two to 165 people. Mail us for the possibilities.


Share Beautiful Mezzes

In our restaurant, it is all about sharing: we eat and drink together and tell each other about our day. A Beautiful Mess has a colourful menu full of ‘meze’. Small dishes, based on recipes from countries our staff originates from. Levantine and Mediterranean cuisine, but also dishes from Eritrea, Ukraine and Pakistan. Choosing is not mandatory: we have the A Beautiful Mess menu, which includes all of our finest dishes. b'Saha! (bon appetit)!

Our story

We believe that the best way to integrate is by working. That is why we help people with a refugee background to become economically independent by immediately arranging a job in the restaurant of A Beautiful Mess or elsewhere.

Meeting & Events

In our restaurant you can organize a nice drink for your friends or relations. Our event space can accommodate 125 to 165 people and is equipped with all facilities, including a beamer and video screens. Smaller is also possible: we have two meeting rooms available and a kitchen where cooking workshops can be given. A lot is possible, so contact us: we think in terms of possibilities.

Lunch & Cooking

A Beautiful Mess brings flavors together, and people and their stories. Everyone is invited to come and taste. Or learn to cook yourself: under the guidance of our chefs you learn to make flatbread with a traditional saj oven. Our employees are also happy to tell you the stories behind the meals and are happy to give you the recipes. Let's not make a fuss about it: sharing is caring.

Together Strong

Our restaurant is located in the new Campus of; the new, smart and sustainable office of An impactful and independent restaurant fitted in and so A Beautiful Mess was chosen to cook at the most beautiful location in Amsterdam.

Come visit us

A Beautiful Mess – Amsterdam – Oosterdok


Meeting, Businesslunch & Events

Plan your next event with us, from March 1, 2024, bookable now.


Contact us and tell us about your next event, we think along.

Coming 2024



For this beautiful new location we are looking for colleagues for the kitchen and service (such as chef, assistant manager, self-employed cook, floor manager, service employee, etc.). Do you support our mission and do you want to be part of this special team? Don’t be a stranger, but send an open application to We’d love to meet you!