Welcome to A Beautiful Mess Arnhem. In March 2023, we opened a Community Café in Arnhem. It is a meeting place for residents of the emergency shelter (Nieuwe Kade) and local residents: a living room with various activities.

Community café

Two afternoons a week, people can visit the café right across the road from the emergency accomodation, where residents and employees of Refugee Company work together. Everyone is welcome. It is a nice and safe place, where we work together with various organisations to make it a lively place. At this moment, we do not have the facilities to provide you with our delicious food, but you are more than welcome to visit us for a drink.

Joint Activities

Residents from the neighborhood and those in emergency shelters are welcome to join us for a cup of coffee on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at the community café, from 1 PM to 5 PM. In addition, they can participate in the following workshops for free:
Residents of Arnhem are welcome for a coffee or tea on Tuesdays and Thursdays at our Connection Cafés.

*Dutch lessons using the ‘Alternative Ways to Learn a Language’ method

*Dutch conversation classes

*English conversation classes

*Life and Work in the Netherlands (offered in Dutch, English, Arabic, or Tigrinya)

*Barista workshop

*Digital skills for women

Please make sure to register for the workshops. You can do this with Saba on Tuesday or Thursday between 1 PM and 2 PM at the café of A Beautiful Mess.

Connection Café

We also organize our monthly Connection Cafés, a musical and culinary social gathering. These events are usually held at a local community center. To register, please contact Niloofar at

Dates for Connection Cafés in 2024:

  • June 11
  • July 11
  • August 8
  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 12

Additionally, the staff of A Beautiful Mess and residents collaborate each month to prepare a “Community Meal” for all residents of two shelter ships.


Nieuwe Kade 17

6827 AB Arnhem

Opening hours

Tue & Thu: 13:00-17:00

Click here for the directions.