RESTAURANT ‘A BEAUTIFUL MESS’
A Beautiful Mess is based in the former Bijlmer Bajes and is run by the residents of the refugeeshelter next door. The restaurants serves lunch, mezze, delicious coffee and drinks. Please visit the Beautiful Mess restaurant website for more information. Parking is free.
You can find A BEAUTIFUL MESS in the former Bijlmer Bajes, Wenckebachweg 48, Amsterdam
Together with Favela Painting we have turned the former Bijlmer Bajes into an urban event space, an inspiring artwork of monumental size for your business ventures. Come and meet chefs, baristas, designers, entrepreneurs, painters, architects, tailors, carpenters and many other talents!
We would like to invite you to rent our event space co-created with newcomers and innovative thinking brands like Heineken and a premium coffee brand Vascobelo. Our mission together with these premium brands is to create an inspiring and motivating event space for refugees to develop their skills, develop their network and gain access to work. Heineken and Vascobelo facilitate training of the highly sought after hospitality personell and specialist Baristas. Vascobelo weekly provides a ‘train the trainer course’ that provide refugees with a highly sought after skillset in the Dutch bar and restaurant market. In this way speeding up integration providing newcomers living in Amsterdam direct acces to the Dutch hospitality market.
You can come and make use of our catering facilities provided by skilled refugees to organise your: business events, business meetings & congresses or plan a co-creation workshops. Give us a call to creatively shape your event!
ERITREAN COFFEE RITUAL
Join an authentic Eritrean coffee ritual where roasting raw coffee beans and slicing up bread cake are an intense haptic experience where you connect with one another. Every cup of coffee contains its own soul.
COFFEE BEAN STOP MOTION MOVIE
All you need is a handful of coffee beans and a little bit of imagination to create original stop-motion films that you can share on your Instagram, Vine, and Facebook.
Arabic calligraphy is a type of visual art in itself. Become an Arabic calligraphy artist from scratch by making your pen dance.
Book our space with cafe in the Bijlmer Bajes
Rent a space in our cafe for small meetings
Art installations, décor, signing, or other interactive projects on request