Eat and drink

MILK is the creative café of the Melkweg, located in the Marnixstraat in the cultural heart of Amsterdam near Leidseplein. Enjoy a breakfast or lunch, or come by for a drink in the evening. 

MILK is Amsterdam's very first flexitarian café. All of our dishes are available as a meat, fish, vegetarian ánd vegan option. At MILK, you're never limited in choice, so everyone can enjoy the entire menu! You can find our menu here.

Fancy sitting outside? We also have a brand new terrace on the bridge near our Melkweg entrace. Please note the terrace is located only in the summer times and at a different location. You can find the terrace at Melkweg's main entrance at Lijnbaansgracht 234a.

Flexible working
Tired of staying at home or in the need of some fresh inspiration? MILK is the ideal place for flexible working, with comforatble seats and tables, good WiFi-connection at all times, enough wall outlets and above all a creative environment. Moreover, it is always pleasantly cool in our café during the summer!

MILK has a direct connection to the Melkweg Expo, an open platform and exposition space. Here, Amsterdam's creative community gathers to share its work. If you have dinner at our place, you'll always get an extra shot of inspiration along with it. Find out more here.

Come on in or make a reservation
You can find our entrance at Marnixstraat 409. Come on in or make a reservation via 020 531 8120 or send an e-mail to Please let us know your desired date/time/number of persons/telephone number.

Opening hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00 - 21:00

NB: the terrace opens at 12 am

Corona policy
We are gladly to have you! We do follow the current guidelines and advices from the Dutch government and the RIVM. This means a few things will change during your visit. For everyone this means: please take each other into account and use your common sense. Please prepare your visit well by reading everything you need to know here. NB: as a visitor of MILK you do not need an entry ticket, but we do wish to receive you reservation.

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Melkweg Expo is an open platform and exhibition space for exhibitions of innovative contemporary photography. Every month we focus on new emerging talent. Due to its location Leidseplein and atypical opening hours, not only an interested art public visits the Expo, but spontaneous encounters and confrontations with a wide audience are possible. Melkweg Expo is an approachable stage where young people get in touch with art and culture in a casual way. It’s also the only photography venue open until 23:00. 

Melkweg Expo shows pop culture in all its aspects: art that concerns identity, our society or a new emerging talent. By showing quality in an accessible way we want to reach people who don’t often visit an exhibition and hope to highlight topics which open the eyes of the audience. Through a contemporary, diverse program, actual subjects, the diversity of photographers and a monthly change of exhibition, Melkweg Expo still captures the attention of the public and media. 

Melkweg Expo