A Beautiful Mess UTRECHT

Wednesday till Saterday: 11AM-5PM

For the most recent opening hours check here.

On request


Welcome to A Beautiful Mess Utrecht. 30 years ago, an asylum seekers’ center was established here in the former hospital on Joseph Haydnlaan. In collaboration with Refugee Company, a meeting place/community café started at this special location. The trainees are all residents of the center. Here they will find a free and safe space to work with a team and to practice with hospitality. They are part of the kitchen team or the service staff, learn Dutch and become stronger.


We’re glad that we could finally also open as a community cafe for visitors from the neighborhood. The last months we were only open as a community center for residents of the center. Because behind closed doors, we always continue with our social work. We work with people with a refugee background who are resilient, but also vulnerable. The coaches of A Beautiful Mess ensure that our people do not become isolated. At a safe distance and yet close by.


The large windows and open space provide plenty of daylight throughout the day. The plants, Middle Eastern prints and colorful interior give this café a nice (working) atmosphere.

The space also has various furniture, such as a large round conference table, high bar tables, sofas and armchairs. In addition, we have a terrace under the trees with six picnic tables to divert to.

The room can be darkened and the presence of a slightly raised stage and a beamer makes the room perfect for presentations and meetings.


Our location is for rent during the day and evening. This location has a ‘normal’ capacity of 80 people. With the corona measures, there is room for 20 people. Since the space can be divided into two with a sliding wall, it is also a nice place to get together with a smaller group.

Contact us for more information about the possibilities of renting the space and food and beverages packages.


Our location is a 10-minute bike ride from Utrecht Central Station and a 1-minute walk from bus stop ‘Utrecht, Den Hommel’. Parking space is available.

Opening hours:
Cafe and terrace: Thursday till Sunday from 11AM-6PM (kitchen till 5PM)

Joseph Haydnlaan 2
3533 AE Utrecht

T: +31 6 34180271
E: utrecht@abeautifulmess.nl

By visiting our community cafe, you agree that photos and videos may be taken and used for promotional purposes. If you object to this, you can let us know via utrecht@abeautifulmess.nl.

This A Beautiful Mess location is partly powered by support from AMIF-FLO

Deze locatie van A Beautiful Mess is mede mogelijk gemaakt door steun van AMIF-FLO