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Welcome to the A Beautiful Mess bar and restaurant in Arnhem. Located at the outskirts of Sonsbeek Park, in a beautiful mill barn from the 17th century.

Closed from januari 2023

Saterday 31st of December 2022 will be our last day at the Molenplaats Sonsbeek. Our time will end at this beautiful location. We are searching for a new location in Arnhem to continue our restaurant and mission. Tips are welcome.


See you soon.

Molenplaats Sonsbeek

In our restaurant, the Molenplaats Sonsbeek, at the outskirts of Sonsbeek Park, authentic wood beams are combined with fresh colors, plants, and joyful prints on the wall. In the end though, the guests and our staff are the ones who make the atmosphere, united in diversity. The people working here fled to the Netherlands, recently or a longer time ago, and are now getting work experience. Next step is that they find a nice job elsewhere or start an education.

Our dishes

From sweet desserts like kunefe and basbousa to flatbread on a plate or our fresh, savoury fattoush salad: buckle up and join us on our food trip around the world!

Our chefs

Our seasoned chefs love their job as they prepare the most delicious meals from the Middle East and Africa. Chef Ayman’s baba ganoush salad (eggplant dip) with flatbread makes your mouth water and proves that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

Meeting & Events

We offer two meeting rooms: a small one and a big one, the latter accommodating up to 45 people. It is also possible to rent the whole restaurant. We have a terrace, offering lots of sunshine when the weather’s good. There’s always the possibility to move to the phenomenal Sonsbeek Park for breakout sessions or outdoor activities.

Informationdesk Natuurcentrum

Visitor's center Molenplaats Sonsbeek is the place where you start a nice walk through Arnhem’s finest city nature. Life goes fast, but here we take things slow. Impossible to capture in Instagram stories, so come and experience it yourself.

Come visit us

A Beautiful Mess – Arnhem – Molenplaats Sonsbeek
Zijpendaalseweg 24A
6814 CL Arnhem

It is just a five minute walk from Arnhem central station to our location (exit ‘Sonsbeekzijde’) and parking space is available right around the corner for free.

Temporarily Closed

Closed in Arnhem from 1st of Januari 2023 till we find a new place.



Meeting & events 06 42 517 235

Opening hours:
Tuesdays till Thursdays from 9AM to 5PM
Fridays till Sundays from 10AM to 6PM


Meeting & Events on request, possible on mondays and evenings too.