Corona or not, the holidays are coming. Local entrepreneurs have very nice gift and Christmas packages and numerous Christmas dinners and packages to offer. Surprises, often as sustainable as possible and usually special, just fun or very tasty. And away from it; so you support entrepreneurs in De Plantage! We have made an overview and will update this for you in the coming weeks.
A few tips from the neighborhood:
Bagels & Beans has unique gift packages full of happy moments. Nice as a gift or for yourself. You can choose from three types, take a quick look at order.bagelsbeans.nl or pick it up at the location on Roetersstraat.
Borr Kitchen on the Plantage Kerklaan has become a real Deli. You can go there for delicious sandwiches, delicacies of course (meat or vegetarian), home smoked veal, but also ‘normal’ bitterballen, a snack board or a whole drink box for at home; a package full of home and handmade delicacies. And what about the organic or natural wines from Vleck or another tasty Christmas present? They even have a Deli gift card; wonderful to give or receive!
Sagra, the convenience store for Italian delicacies and wine, has a cozy “Christmas packages showroom”. The Italian neighborhood deli at Plantage Kerklaan 24 offers festive packages (from € 30), which are richly filled with delicious Italian products.
Hotel Arena has reopened! Hip, green & sustainable, completely refreshed and ready to become a real design hotel! Book a delicious 3-course dinner now and get the room as a gift! For the holidays you can order the Hotel Arena @ Home box; there is a choice of three boxes by chef Sander Louwerens, with which you can put a feast on the table in an instant.
Museum shops have the best gifts. Usually you can visit the shop without an entrance ticket. With 19 cultural institutions in De Plantage, there is always something to suit you. Check the websites for opening times and access rules.
ARTIS has a new webshop where you can find all your favorite ARTIS products. From cuddly toys and puzzles to children’s tableware and posters. And sustainability is the key word of course.
Every week, Box Sociaal cooks delicious dishes from one specific country for Box on Tour. And for Christmas there is the Home for XMAS-Christmas menu; a delicious menu with everything you could wish for.
If you want to shop for luxury gifts, then of course you go to GASSAN Diamonds on the Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat. Did you know that they have very nice guided tours through the historic diamond factory, where you can learn everything about the craft and diamonds? Nice idea for the Christmas holidays. And local residents can have their jewelry cleaned for free in the new year.
Dignita Hoftuin; you still order delicious lunches, salads, yoghurts and cakes here for take-away. Who wouldn’t want such a fantastic cake for Christmas?
Restaurant Entrepot has a “Shop drop by” for delicious wines and breads; a very special Christmas package! You can get the most fantastic burgers in the pop-up burger shop In-between burgers on Laagte Kadijk.
At Restaurant Elkaar, there is the Ho Ho Ho Christmas together-menu that you can already order online. A beautiful 5-course menu with appetizers and bread with Elkaar’s butter. There is also something tasty for coffee and Elkaar even provides the menu cards.
Zokuoffers the Loft experience; together with family, customers or colleagues you can enjoy, corona proof, a great evening with a live concert, mobile cocktail bar and fantastic dinner. And afterwards delicious on one ear in Zoku. There is also the Better Together event on 11 and 12 December; drinks and cocktails, snacks and dinners from the stands of the Foodhallen.
Surprise your friend this holiday season with a ticket to Kriterion. The anniversary movie theater has a new program every week and you can count on the classics for the holidays. We have already spotted The Muppet Christmas Carol from 1992, a children’s classic.
Athenaeum Boekhandel Roeterseiland is of course full of the finest stay-at-home gifts. A huge selection of literature, and with the top 10 and the book of the day it is still quite difficult to choose.
Hortus; the Hortus shop is open during the Hortus winter evenings (and of course also during the day). There you will find many nice Christmas gifts, such as special garden tools, cards, books and other nice green gifts.