Enjoy Coffee Time in the Old World

Maria’s Tea Room is open in the historic Scholte House in Pella, the home of Pella’s founder, Hendrik Pieter Scholte and his wife, Maria. Along with a dose of Dutch goodies comes a piece of sad Pella history.

While you enjoy a Dutch "koffie tijd" with items from Pella's bakeries, meat markets, and chocolate makers, you'll hear the story of Maria Scholte, her precious pieces of Delft, and how they ended up making a path from her old house to her new one. In addition, you'll be able to view those original pieces that were her connection to the Old World.

Maria’s Tea Room  is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, by reservation only, with seatings at 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Well-behaved children age 5 and older are welcome. The cost is $12 per person. 

Reservations can be made at or by calling (641) 628-1541. As our food is ordered a day ahead, we must have reservations by noon the day before; however, we encourage reservations at least a week in advance.


Reservations are now available! Maria's Tea Room opens April 7, 2021.

Special Tulip Time seating is available for May 6, 7, and 8, 2021. These will be at 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30. The Tea Room will be operating at a reduced seating capacity.

Call 641-628-1541 to make a reservation.

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Vermeer Mill & Historical Village
507 Franklin St.

Pella, Iowa 50219

Scholte House Museum & Maria's Tea Room

728 Washington St.

Pella, Iowa 50219


Scholte House

Monday - Saturday

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Maria's Tea Room


Wednesday - Saturday

Call for reservations.


All Museums Closed

on Sundays


Historical Village

Monday - Friday
10:00am - 5:00pm

Vermeer Mill Tours:

10:30 & 11:30am

1:30 & 2:30 pm

10:00am - 4:00pm

Vermeer Mill Tours:

10:30 am & 11:30 am 1:30 pm

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