Surprise Your Valentine

Published on 12 February 2021

Do you want to surprise your Valentine? Are you looking for some ideas? Hello Haarlem put some nice suggestions in a row.

Valentijns Actie Wapen van Kennemerland

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Croissants with jam and butter, Yoghurt with granola, strawberries with chocolate, home made brownies, vanilla bread budding with cherry sauce, small bottle of Prosecco, fresh juice. A real Valentines Breakfast, offered by ‘t Wapen van Kennemerland.

Note: You can order till Friday, February 12th, 5 p.m.  ORDER HERE. Pick up or delivery at home on February, between 9 a.m – 11 a.m.

Nobel Tree Cafe

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Nobel Tree Cafe in Zandvoort offers a delicious Valentine Breakfast Box. The Best Valentine Box ever, according to them.

Note: The deadline to order is Friday, February 12th.


mama Gaia

Source image Mama Gaia


Surprise your Valentine with a plant-based Valentine breakfast from Mama Gaia.

Croissants with jam, coconut yogurt with fruit and granola, bagels with tofu egg salad, fruit salad, chocolate truffles, orange juice, and a small bottle of bubbly. Euro 35

Note: Pick up on Saturday, February 13th, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., February 14th, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Delivery on February 14th, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.


Valentijns Actie cafe Colette

source image Cafe Colette


Imagine you are having dinner in a French Bistro atmosphere, together with your Valentine….

You can realize this by ordering a delicious menu at Café Colette.

Candles, nice music, and good food. Ingredients for a nice evening with your Valentine.

Order a Valentine menu HERE.

Valentijns Actie Subliem

source image restaurant Subliem


Reaturant Subliem offers a tasteful three-course menu: the main course will be delivered warm, in a sealed package plus a surprise dessert. Euro 35 per person. You can also order á la carte.

Bottle of wine Euro 15.

First come, first serve. ORDER HERE

Delivery at home.


Valentijns Actie New Vegas

source image New Vegas


Looking for a vegan Valentine dinner for two? Don’t look any further.

New Vegas, on Koningstraat 5, offers a delicious vegan dinner.

* Cheese plate with 7 (!) types of cheese

* 2 royal with cheese mini and fries

* 2 pastries of your choice

* small bottle of wine from wine bar Viqh and Wine2Be

* Euro 59.95

Mail to for order and pickup time.

Valentijns Sweets Tea My Dear

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Surprise your Valentine with this Sweet Box from Tea My Dear. Chocolate lollipops to make chocolate milk, marshmallows, a piece of Italian Noga, a bag of ‘love’  tea, a mix to bake scones, jam, and Guernsey butter, red velvet cupcakes, raspberry tartlets, and salted caramel slices. Ingredients to spend a nice afternoon with your Valentine.

Order by phone 023 576 5746 or e-mail to Sending the box by mail costs an additional Euro 7,25.

Order, pay per Tikkie and you can pick up your Sweet Box.


Valentijns Actie A Loja

source image A Loja Portugese Delicatessen


The aim of A Loja Portugese Delicatessen in the Anegang is to connect Portugese gastronomy with Dutch culture. 

Surprise your Valentine with this box full of delicious cookies.

Note: special promotion code ‘WithLove’ and get a 10 % discount.

Order by phone 06 31952161 or e-mail to

Valentijns Actie Chocolaterie Pierre

source image Chocolaterie Pierre


Chocolaterie Pierre in the Kleine Houtstraat is a Valhalla for chocolate lovers.

Like to surprise your Valentine chocolate lover? Don’t look any further.

How about this lovely basket with chocolates and a bottle of bubbly?

Please do check whether your order will still be on time.

Phone 0252 525210 or e-mail

Valentijns Acte Gall & Gall

source image Gall & Gall Heemstede


Living in Heemstede or surroundings? Looking for a nice bottle of wine or even champagne as a finishing touch to surprise your Valentine? How about a bottle of rosé bubbly or rosé champagne?

Go to Gall&Gall in Heemstede for good advice.

Note: the Gall&Gall store at the Blekersvaartweg 74 -76 is open on Sunday.



Valentijns Actie Jopen

source image Jopen Bier


Jopen Bier addéd a little cherry twist to Kool and the Gangs’song ‘Cherish The Love’ by introducing the Cherry Porter.

Surprise your Valentine beer lover with this special beer with a heavenly mix of chocolate and cherries.

Note: you can order the Cherry Porter here.


Valentijns Actie Le Mortier

source image Le Mortier

DRINKS & Valentine Menu

How about cooking a restaurant menu at home with your Valentine?

You can order a menu and wine at Le Mortier at Nassaulaan 1.

Next to instruction on paper you will receive a link to an instruction video.

Click here to order the Valentine menu for February 12 and 13.



On May 4th, people in the Netherlands pay their respect to all victims who have died in wars or peacekeeping missions since the beginning of Worl War II by a 2-minute silence throughout the whole country.

This year a commemoration with the public is possible again.

National Commemoration

Every year at 7:50 p.m., the National Commemoration will take place on Amsterdam’s Dam Square.

King Alexander and Queen Maxima will walk through a veterans’ guard to lay a wreath on behalf of all citizens of The Netherlands. After this ceremony, there will be a 2-minute silence throughout the whole country.

Furthermore, public transport and road traffic will come to a standstill.



The main commemoration will start in the St. Bavo Church at the Grote Markt.

A silent march will start at the church, Riviervismarkt side, and ends at the Dreef. Here, victims of war will be commemorated by laying wreaths at the memorial of ‘Man in front of the firing squad.’

Commemorations will also take place on the Westergracht, Burgemeester Reinaldapark and Jan Gijzenbrug.

The full program can be found on this website.


Eerebegraafplaats Bloemendaal in Overveen

One of the many honorary cemeteries can be found in the Kennemer Dunes at the Zeeweg in Overveen.

This cemetery was consecrated on November 27th, 1945, by the reburial of Hannie Schaft, a famous Dutch Resistance fighter.

Three hundred seventy-two resistance fighters were re-buried at this cemetery.

Silent march to the memorial cemetery

From 6 p.m. to p.m 6:40 p.m. a memorial service will be held in the building of ‘Publieke Werken’ on the Brouwerskolkweg in Overveen
This service is open to relatives of the fallen and all who are interested.

6:40 p.m. set up of silent march right after the roundabout, corner Brouwerskolk – Zeeweg.

6:55 p.m. start of the silent march to the memorial cemetery

8 p.m. 2 minutes of silence

The silent march is a tribute to the fallen and thoughts about freedom and peace.

On May 4th, people can visit the cemetery between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. As of 7 p.m., the cemetery will be closed at 7 p.m.



Dutch flags will fly half-mast from 6 p.m. until sunset on government buildings. The same rule applies to citizens. For them, this rule is not a directive.

Broadcast on tv

NOS will broadcast the national commemoration ceremony live from 7:50 p.m. on NPO.