Rijksmuseum Café
by Studio Linse

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Interiors firm Studio Linse selected classic furniture by celebrated Dutch designers for the cafe of the recently reopened Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Rijksmuseum Café by Studio Linse

The new cafe occupies an elevated platform in one of the former courtyards of the historic decorative arts museum, a space that now functions as the building's entrance hall following an extensive renovation by Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos.

Rijksmuseum Café by Studio Linse

Studio Linse used tables and chairs by Gerrit Rietveld, Wim Rietveld, Kho Liang Ie, Friso Kramer and Martin Visser to create a symmetrical dining area featuring pale shades of cream, grey and beige.

Rijksmuseum Café by Studio Linse

"The main goal was to honour the architecture of the building, so we designed something that was not too overwhelming and in the same colour tones as the rest of the space," designer Barbara de Vries told Dezeen. "We then decided to take Dutch design classics and tried to choose really timeless pieces."

Rijksmuseum Café by Studio Linse

The studio used the same polished Portuguese stone as the new flooring to create a long counter spanning the length of the cafe. "We wanted the bar to look like it rises out of the floor," added De Vries.

Rijksmuseum Café by Studio Linse

To complete the space, two statues from the Rijksmuseum's large collection were relocated to the entrance points and positioned to face one another.

Rijksmuseum Café by Studio Linse

The Rijksmuseum reopened to the public earlier this month. See pictures of the renovated galleries in our earlier story.

Rijksmuseum Café by Studio Linse

See more cafes on Dezeen, including one that also combines a laundrette and a hairdressing salon.

Rijksmuseum Café by Studio Linse

Photography is by Ewout Huibers.

  • hotte

    Sorry but this cafe is not cosy at all! I’d rather have my coffee to go!

    • Chris

      Then please, go!

  • Tie

    Looks like a great cafe and courtyard to me!

  • http://studiom.co Abboud

    Love the furniture selected. What brands are they?