With a little advanced planning, it is easy to have a romantic Valentine's Day without even leaving the couch. We've picked out the best Valentine things to do in the neighborhood where you and your loved one only need to slide your feet under the table - or have an indoor picnic on the floor - whatever you feel like.
Valentine things to do
Antwerp: Fusion style at da Costa
da Costa is nearby our Harmony location - they call themselves a "contemporary cuisine with touches of the east". True to their name, Restaurant da Costa is named after its chef and owner: David da Costa. This Dutchman with Indonesian roots was forced to cook at the age of eighteen. In Restaurant da Costa there are no rules and certainly no boxes. Come on over to get to know this kitchen rebel for yourself.
For Valentine's Day, they serve a 4-course menu filled with fusion indulgences. You'll imagine yourself in the East in no time.
More information here.
Brussels: Old Boy x Jam Hotel
A match made in (love) heaven.
Old Boy is inspired by Xavier & John's childhood memories and family dinners abroad in Thailand and Taiwan. But Old Boy is also deeply rooted in the present. Forget the old style Asian restaurant with Buddhas and orchids. Think HIP HOP, RnB, spicy food and natural wines.
The JAM hotel is a former art school and is located in an old office building from the 1970s. And that authenticity has been preserved: the raw, original concrete remains in many places. The industrial edge of the rooms is combined with warmer, solid pine. The result is a sturdy yet attractive room.
In the mood for love? Especially for Valentine's Day, JAM Hotel teamed up with Old Boy to offer you a lovely and delicious date with your +1 at the JAM Hotel! Special offer - room & dinner - available on February 12th and 13th.
Book a room, choose a menu (7 courses: 60€/guest) and they’ll do the rest.
More information here.
Amsterdam: Fancy dinner at RIJKS
If you really want to get fancy, RIJKS, the restaurant located inside the Rijksmuseum in the heart of Amsterdam, was one of the first restaurants to offer exclusive home delivery. Actually, they are offering delivery within 2,6km distance of the restaurant.
The restaurant introduced the "Kitchen of de Lage Landen", which is characterized by the Dutch product in all its simplicity. Also called "Low Food".
Especially for Valentine, you can order the 6-course menu. Inclusive amuse, cocktail and even a RIJKS game of hearts to play. Spice it up and order a bottle of champagne to go with it.
Fun fact: The Chef - Joris Bijdendijk was born in the Prinsengracht hospital.
Discover it here.
Antwerp: A romantic stay at August
Are you in for a last minute staycation? Escape your home and treat yourself to a unique experience. August has decided to open the doors of their hotel for Valentine's Day!
Celebrate this day of love with your significant other in a room of your choice (Signature or Experience) for the ultimate romantic experience. Enjoy a three-course sharing dinner in your room with drinks included, a sweet treat on your bed and breakfast served in your room.
In case you don't want to leave your home - they have various take-away options. The deli shop August on the go remains open where you can take away a menu à la carte or different plates to share. Their breakfast on the go includes a croissant with jam, a bowl of yogurt, a hot beverage and orange juice.
What are you waiting for? More info here.