Food & Drink

photo: Katja Illner

Welcome to the cafés at the K20 and K21 and to museum's restaurant Klee's at Grabbeplatz.

Please find further practial information here, and as well on the German version of this site.

Visitors at the Lokal Lieshout, photo: Katja Illner

Lokal Lieshout

Lieshout Café next to collection rooms at the K20

For the tall, airy café space in the second upper story of the Kunstsammlung am Grabbeplatz, the Lieshout studio has devised a completely interior design, including a bar which projects dramatically into the space, tables, chairs, lamps, a bookcase, and tableware.

All surfaces in the Lokal Lieshout have been integrated into the color scheme, whose choice of tones was determined by "guided" chance. In his design, artist Joap van Lieshout (*1963) responds to the art of classical modernism on view in the adjacent galleries by opposing it with his own universe of "primitive modernism," consisting of blocky forms which seem almost to have been hewn of stone.

The series "Auslese – Bücher für die Sammlung" (Books for the Collection) is a cooperation with the bookstore Müller & Böhm and takes place at the Lokal Lieshout on four sundays a year.

The Lokal Lieshout is already open for business during museum opening hours.

K20 with outdoor area of Klee's , photo: Katja Illner


Restaurant at the K20

"Klee’s" is a redesigned restaurant at the K20 which opened in November 2012. It offers a special gastronomical concept: The symbiosis of modern cooking and a traditional tapas-idea makes it the perfect place to go for dinner as well as for a quick lunch. Sticking with the traditional architectural specifications, the style of "Klee’s" unites modern, innovative design – new material and ideas – with classical elements.

The restaurant’s name is related to the artist Paul Klee, who taught at the Kunstakademie (Arts Academy) until 1933: The purchase of his works by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in 1960 led to the foundation of Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Actual information: The restaurant as well as the café Lokal Lieshout will close during summer, from 1-29 August 2017. Visit us for eating and drinking at the foyer of the K20. The team of Klee's and Lokal Lieshout will serve refreshments and smaller dishes with a tempory catering there. From 30 August, both locations will be open again.


GCS Event Services und Catering GmbH
Joanna Epstein
Grabbeplatz 50
40213 Düsseldorf

phone +49 (0)211.16 84 48 16


Klee's facebook page:


Outdoor area of K21 with Pardo Bar's patio, photo: Katja Illner

Pardo Bar

Actual information:
Due to a refurbishing, the Pardo Bar will be closed from 1 October for several weeks. A gastronomical offer will be served temporarily at the Piazza of K21 from 4 November on.


Gastronomy at the K21

Recruited to furnish the creative redesign of the Pardo Bar was Cuban-born artist Jorge Pardo, whose new décor encompasses walls and lighting. During the daytime, the café is enveloped in a cheerful soap bubble pattern consisting of orange and green tones. The green, interlocking shade lamps transform the space into a place with psychedelic overtones.

The Pardo Bar is opened during the opening hours of the museum: Opened from Tue-Fri from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat-Sun from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

Lunch specials and homemade cakes will be served.
The Pardo Bar may also function as an event location.


Daniel Semmelroth
Ständehausstr. 1
40217 Düsseldorf

phone +49 (0)211. 91 328 138


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