Bringing the outside world in
At Papageno Huis, we do everything possible to help young people with autism to be as independent as possible in their future lives, but for many of them this process can be very complicated. To make this easier and to allow them to gradually get used to having contact with others, our work at Papageno Huis is based on one central motto – in everything that we do, we try to bring the outside world in.
You are more than welcome to visit the Papageno Restaurant to enjoy a delicious lunch, coffee with freshly baked apple pie, or a high tea on the “parterre". Care staff, volunteers and young people with autism run everything together. To give you an idea of the level, no less a luminary than top Dutch chef Paul Fagel joins us every week to help out for a day. The tasty dishes are freshly prepared. We serve vegetables from our own vegetable garden almost throughout the entire year.
The Papageno Restaurant is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm for fresh pastries, lunch or drinks.
Each Monday, the restaurant is used for on-the-job training of hospitality students. You can make a reservation for the three-course lunch, prepared by the young people themselves. On Mondays, other items are not available from the menu.
Papageno Huis offers plenty of opportunities for arranging your own lunch, high tea, meeting or evening meal. Our chefs like to think along with you.
If you would like to make a reservation, or for more information, please contact us at +31 (0)35- 8884303
Every sunday morning you can visit a classial concert in our multifunctional theatre ’t zAaltje. Performances are given by Master’s students from Amsterdam Music Academy, the Conservatorium.
The youngsters assist in the preparations and the organization
You will find information in our calendar.
Our cultural activities
Papageno Huis accommodates various clubs in which young people with autism and young people or adults with no disabilities can be active together. The Papageno Choir is a wonderful example of this. This inclusive choir rehearses on Mondays every week and is led by conductor Sigrid van der Linden. The choir’s repertoire ranges from classical to show tunes. In addition, on Sunday afternoons, a regular Art Club is held, led by the visualartist Maja Boot.