June 16th-24th

For 2018 World Refugee Day, restaurants from Europe and beyond opened their kitchens to refugee cooks to change our perception of refugees and to make us discover international flavors. Special menus, degustations…

From June 16th to 24th, the menu of restaurants in Amsterdam (and around the world) has been enriched with dishes imagined and prepared by refugee cooks, for menus to four hands or tasty white cards.

The Refugee Food Festival valorize the guest chefs’ talents and offers participants the opportunity to enjoy the most demanding, original and meaningful menus.

FLORA • Kamal Naji

JUNE from 20th to 24th 2018  •  Lunch

Discover the very best of Syrian cuisine on a big beautiful terrace right in Bilderdijk park. Suitable for vegetarians.

Average price: 10€

BOX SOCIAAL • Mahran Shamih

JUNE from 20th to 22nd 2018  • Lunch

Mahran Shamih has added exotic Syrian dishes to the usual menu of this cozy restaurant in front of Artis. Suitable for vegetarians.

Average price: 10€



BLEND COFFEE & WINE • Mahmoud Barkawi

JUNE 20th 2018 • Lunch

Enjoy a tasty Syrian lunch on the beautiful canal side terrasse of Blend and pair your dish with a good bottle of wine. Suitable for vegetarians.

Average price: 10€



ZEST • Mohamad Haj Kasem

JUNE 20th 2018  • Dinner

Enjoy the music and a terrific Syrian non-set menu at the cozy restaurant Zest on Bilderdijkstraat.

Average price: 20€


BOX SOCIAAL • Adhraa Maqdes

JUNE 20th 2018  • Dinner

The brothers-run restaurant has welcomed our female chef for a unique Iraqi 3-courses menu. Suitable for vegetarians.

Average price: 40€


WATER&BROOD • Mahmoud Barkawi

JUNE 21st 2018 • Dinner

The “gezellig” restaurant Water&Brood has exceptionally opened its kitchen at night for a delicious Syrian 3-courses menu. Suitable for vegetarians.

Average price: 15€


WATER&BROOD • Adhraa Maqdes

JUNE 22nd 2018  • Dinner

Iraqi cuisine with Adhraa Maqdes.

For reservations: call +31 6 41078060
Average price: 15€




Bijlmerjabes • STARTUP KITCHEN

JUNE 23rd 2018  • Dinner

Join a tasty barbecue in a former prison with Startup Kitchen! Suitable for vegetarians.

Average price: 15-20€


DE RUIMTE • Final party

JUNE 24th 2018 • All day long

From lunch to late evening, enjoy Syrian food, music, exhibition, workshops and more at De Ruimte. Suitable for vegetarians.

Average price: 10€





Marine and Maria were leading the organisation of the festival from A to Z! In Amsterdam, the organization of the Refugee Food Festival was made possible thanks to the commitment, enthusiasm and energy of these two project holders, their wonderful team of volunteers and UNHCR Amsterdam!