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9x Celebrating Valentine’s Day at home

By Lisanne van Beurden
February 04, 2021

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! This year is a bit different and we can’t go to any of the romantic restaurants. Of course Rotterdam entrepreneurs came up with all kinds of Valentine’s Day ideas.

Think of Valentine’s Day breakfasts, shared boxes and delicious multi-course menus that you can enjoy at home! So you still have a cozy Valentine’s Day with your lover or bestie.

Be quick to order, before you know it it’s already February 14th!


1. Souffle Café Valentine’s day special

De Souffle Cafe hebben een special uitgebracht voor Valentijnsdag. Een soufflé overgoten met aardbeien-kokosroom, met een macaron en pocky sticks, aardbeien, bosbessen en kokosvlokken. En dan zitten er ook nog suikerhartjes op, dus echt wat voor de zoetekauwen onder ons!

At the unique hotspot Soufflé Café on Mariniersweg they serve extremely popular Japanese Soufflé pancakes.

They have released a Valentine’s Day special: soufflé topped with strawberry coconut cream, a macaron and pocky sticks, strawberries, blueberries and coconut flakes. And on top of that there are also sugar hearts on it, so really something for the sweet-toothed among us!

The Valentine’s Special costs €10,- and can be ordered throughout February. A great dish to surprise your loved one or to indulge in yourself!


2. Valentine’s Breakfast deal By Jarmusch

Je hoeft echt niet te wachten tot het avondeten voor een romantisch momentje! Voor alle lovebirds heeft By Jarmusch tijdens Valentijnsdag een brunch wat bestaat uit Strawberry Cheesecake pancakes, hartige ontbijtscone, filter koffie & aardbei-sinaasappelsap.

Photo by photographer Daleen Bloemers.

You really don’t have to wait for dinner for a romantic moment! For all the lovebirds out there, By Jarmusch offers a brunch for Valentine’s Day consisting of Strawberry Cheesecake pancakes, hearty breakfast scone, filter coffee & strawberry-orange juice.

Pre-order your By Jarmusch Valentine’s Menu before February 10 via WhatsApp (06-536 953 13) for a chance to win a super special Valentine’s Day front door concert by Sarah Burger! Please note, you have to live in Rotterdam for this.

The menu costs €25,- and is for two people.


3. Valentine’s day High Tea Box by The Tea Lab

Huisgemaakte scones met jam en boter, croissants, sandwiches, monchou cheesecake cups, aardbeien overgoten met chocolade, red velvet cake, brownie bites en natuurlijk verschillende thee van The Tea Lab.

The Tea Lab has put together a Valentine’s Day High Tea Box.

It consists of all kinds of goodies and both savoury and sweet. Homemade scones with jam and butter, croissants, sandwiches, monchou cheesecake cups, chocolate covered strawberries, red velvet cake, brownie bites and of course various teas from The Tea Lab.

The high tea box can be ordered for two people or more and costs €25,- per person. Reserve it before 13 or 14 February and pick it up from 10.30 am at The Tea Lab.


4. Order the delicious Netherlands Bagels

Netherlands Bagels is een online bagel winkel, opgericht door een geboren New Yorker wiens grootvader een bakker was van traditioneel Galicisch brood in New York City. De bakkers van Netherlands Bagels werken er hard aan om de smaak en textuur van het echte werk na te bootsen.

A romantic city trip to New York is not an option this year, but you can order real New York bagels in Rotterdam!

Netherlands Bagels is an online bagel shop founded by a native New Yorker whose grandfather was a baker of traditional Galician bread in New York City. The bakers of Netherlands Bagels work hard to recreate the taste and texture of the real thing.

Order a bagel brunch box especially for Valentine’s Day for a romantic brunch at home!

The bagels are available for takeout and delivery (keep in mind that you have to order them on time). Pick up is possible at their kitchen, the address is Industrieweg 44.


5. Backyard goes Sakura garden for Valentine

de Backyard goes Sakura garden for Valentine viergangenmenu zit vol met lekkers en is helemaal plantaardig!

Do you miss a night of dining at a restaurant? Then the Backyard goes Sakura garden for Valentine four-course menu is for you.

As a starter you enjoy a Tom kha kai soup with cherry tomatoes, bamboo and mushrooms, in between a delicious curry samosas with veggies and as a main course three different types of sushi rolls!

To top it all off, there is also a delicious dessert: the homemade pomegranate chocolate no cheesecake with raspberry coulis.

The menu costs €35,- per person and is completely plantbased. It is possible to order the menu until February 12. You can pick it up on February 14 between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM at Backyard.


6. BY AMI Valentine’s shared box

De BY AMI Valentine's shared box zit vol met allemaal lekkers!

BY AMI Urban Bistro makes it extra cozy at home with their Valentine’s shared box.

There is a lot of goodies in it, such as Aperitivo Martini including the glasses, tasty dishes such as the quinoa sushi rolls and of course a dessert for afterwards: the homemade red velvet cookies and macarons.

The box costs €35,- per person. You can order via their webshop, but also via email, WhatsApp and Instagram.


7. Valentine’s Day menu by Mangiare

Het Valentijnsdag menu van Mangiare kan ook worden gegeten in Unplugged Hotel.

Mangiare has also put together a lovely Valentine’s Day menu, including an antipasti mix as a started and a lasagne porcini truffle and Melanzane as a main course. The grand dessert is a selection from their dessert menu with key lime pie, chocolate mousse cake and tiramisu.

You also get two mini homemade limoncellos and a small bottle of prosecco.

The menu can be ordered from 12 to 14 February via their website and costs €70,- for two people. The menu is also available during an overnight stay at Hotel Unplugged during Valentine’s weekend.


8. Valentine’s Day menu by Williams Canteen

Gerecht met biet, dashi, beurre blanc en zeesla van Williams Canteen uit hun Valentijnsdag menu.

Another fantastic Valentine’s Day Menu! Williams Canteen’s dinner box includes two canned Valentine’s Day cocktails, a bottle of sparkling wine, a selection of vegetarian, fish and meat dishes, sweet desserts and a super romantic playlist.

It is already possible to place your order through their website. Deadline is Thursday, February 11 at 8:00 PM and the box can be picked up on February 13 or 14 between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM. The menu costs €80, and is for two people.


9. Order a box of Arzu’s Foodbars

Een doosje van Arzu foodbars is altijd een goed idee! Een goed idee voor de echte zoetekauw onder ons.

Have you ever tried Arzu’s food bars? They are incredibly tasty (and addictive)! My favourites are the Salted Crunch and the NYC white cheesecake fudge.

Especially for Valentine’s Day you now get a 15% discount on a box of Arzu’s food bars with the code “heyvalentine”. Nice to order as a surprise for your lover, best friend or mother/father/brother/ sister on Valentine’s Day!


Bonus: Bellhop hotel in-room romantic movie

Als je overnacht in the bellhop hotel heb je een mooi uitzicht over de Witte de Withstraat in Rotterdam. Je slaapt dus midden in het culturele hart van Rotterdam!

Do you really need a night away from home? Then book a weekend at the bellhop hotel on Witte de Withstraat.

They came up with a great promotion for Valentine’s Day. If you book a room at the bellhop hotel on February 13, you can pick up the Valentine’s Day menu at Williams Canteen (just around the corner) to eat in your hotel room.

But that is not everything. During your stay you can enjoy a romantic movie. It’s a surprise which movie…

The deal runs from 13 to 14 February. You can pick up the Valentine’s Day menu at Williams Canteen between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM and check out at 1:00 PM from the bellhop hotel on February 14. Price for the deal is €70,- per person.

Check out the prices and availability of the bellhop hotel.


With these fun Valentine’s Day ideas you can still make it a romantic day. Enjoy!


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