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The best coffee spots in Arnhem

If you're looking for a place to enjoy delicious coffee in Arnhem, alone or with others, there are plenty of great options to choose from. Because the city center is so compact, you'll find coffee shops on every corner, which can make the decision difficult. We've put together a list of the best ones for you!


This modern café located in the heart of Arnhem is a popular spot for both coffee and breakfast lovers. They have several homemade cakes, muffins, and cookies to pair with their own blends of coffee. They also offer a wide selection of sandwiches with homemade salads, wraps, hot paninis, grilled bruschettas, toasts, and fresh salads. There's something delicious for every moment of the day at MAMS.

It's also a great workspace to get some homework done. No time to stay? All the coffee is also available to-go!

Cafe Pierre

This spot is located in the Museum Arnhem, where as a student, you can get a ticket to the museum for 5 euros (and it's free for ArtEZ students!). Don't have time for the museum?

You can also sit outside where you have a nice view of the sculpture garden with all kinds of artworks. It's perfect for a small artistic walk, and if you still feel like doing something active, there's a colorful ping-pong table made by the artist Louie Cordero. There's also an observation point with a view of the Rijn river. The sculpture garden and the café are always free to enter.

't Hemelrijk

In the hustle and bustle of the city center, "het Hemelrijk" is located in an originally Baroque patrician house, with a lovely terrace that feels like an oasis of calm. Inside, an antique display case filled with beautiful old coffee and tea pots adds to the cozy atmosphere. They have fresh pastries every day, toasts from different cultures, sausage rolls, and in winter even warm apple turnovers and mulled wine. It's also possible to have a high tea here. After 5 pm, the fryer goes on and you can enjoy some drinks and snacks.

Cafe vrijdag

This café is located at Musispark and is very popular among students. In addition to coffee, they also have a large selection of beer and a game cabinet where you can take out anything to play with friends, both indoors and outdoors. In addition to delicious coffee, they also offer a large menu with all kinds of snacks, both meat, vegetarian and vegan. Plenty of choice!

ABC Libertas

For book lovers, Libertas is the perfect place to relax and read a book inside or in the garden. All the books in the bookshelves at Libertas are for sale at a small price. In the garden, various herbs are grown, such as different types of mint, which are also on the menu to try as a cup of tea. Libertas regularly hosts various events to attend.

Douwe Egberts

An old and trusted coffee brand that everyone knows. Last year they opened a huge café in the center, spacious and modern. There's always a spot outside or on one of the two floors full of sofas, cozy corners, large tables, and daylight. In addition to regular coffee, Douwe Egberts also offers a variety of specials with syrups, liqueurs, and more! In addition to drinks, they also have an extensive menu and even serve lasagna, sandwiches, soup, and a full breakfast. Perfect to survive a study day in the café.

Whether you're looking for a cozy café, a stylish espresso bar, or a traditional coffee house, there's no shortage of fantastic places to drink coffee in Arnhem. With this selection of some of the best options, you can enjoy delicious coffee and a great atmosphere while exploring the city or just getting through the day.

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