Opening hours

of the El Hema Exhibition / shop and Restaurant

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 - 20.00 hours
& Sunday from 14.00 - 18.00 hours. On 26 December the El HEMA is closed for Christmas. The exhibition is extended to 6 January 2008.

Possibilities for group visits:

If you want to visit the El Hema with a group, you can make an appointment. You can make reservations till one week before you want to visit.
Please send an e-mail to shop [at]


Humus Plate - In Arabic the word hummus is used to describe the dish or just chickpeas by themselves. The full name of the dish is hummus bi tahina (Arabic: حُمُّص بطحينة) 'chickpeas with tahini'. Hummus is popular in various local forms throughout the Middle Eastern world, but its origins are unknown and highly debated throughout the Middle East. Willem Velthoven