The Orangery is a centuries-old national monument. In fact, tropical plants were already cultivated in wooden greenhouses on this spot in 1715. The current Orangery building was built in 1875 as a lecture hall. The name Orangery refers to the early function as a storage place for citrus plants (in particular orange trees) during winter time.
For many years now, the Orangery serves as Hortus café for our visitors to the garden. Surrounded by numerous rare and exotic plants, it is one of the most beautiful outdoor cafés in Amsterdam.
Our Hortus café offers two daily deals to our visitors;
Coffee & cake: from 10 – 11 am. At a price of € 5,50 we offer a cup of coffee and a cake or pie of your choice from our selection.
Lunch deal: from 12 am – 3 pm. A 3-course lunch for € 32,50 including entrance fee. You can order and pay for this deal at the entrance.
It is possible to make reservations for lunch, please call (from 10am – 5pm) 020-489 49 36.
The Orangery is also an attractive venue for exclusive parties, receptions, and dinners and it is possible to hold meetings or give presentations there. More information can be found on our venue page