Group dinner

Looking for an original location for a group dinner? Whether you choose a buffet, a served dinner, extensive barbecue or an informal walking dinner: Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim - Leiden is the ideal location for a dinner for a large group. We are happy to think along with you in order to arrive at the perfect interpretation together.

We use (local) seasonal products when preparing the group menus. Of course we always take specific (dietary) wishes into account.

View the different options quickly! Can't find the perfect solution for you? Our Banquet Sales team is happy to make a personal appointment to discuss your wishes and the possibilities of a group dinner.

Dinner 10 to 25 people

For a dinner party of 10 to 15, your guests can choose from our package menu on the evening. Please note; this menu changes seasonally.

For a dinner with 16 to 25 people, you can choose in advance 2 starters, 2 main courses and 2 desserts from the package menu. We provide menu cards so that your guests can choose from these dishes on the evening itself (or during the meeting).

The costs for the 3-course set menu are € 40.50 p.p. including VAT.

Dinner from 25 people

Enjoy a delicious served dinner together with your guests. See the menu suggestions below. Are these menus not (entirely) to your liking? Then we will gladly think with you about a suitable interpretation. 

4-course Chef's Menu • € 39.00 p.p.

Pickled salmon | Algae | Sea buckthorn berry | Lovage vinaigrette


Creamy pheasant soup
Pheasant | Sauerkraut | Chestnut


Short rib
Mash of peas | Chanterelles | Palm cabbage | Red wine gravy


Chocolate mousse
Hazelnut | Coffee | Crispy | Aniseed


Please note that this menu will change from 5 January 2024!

OZZO Oriental menu • € 46.50 p.p.

Lovers of oriental cuisine should not miss this menu! Inspired by the menu of OZZO Oriental Restobar, this menu is the showpiece of our sushi chef. The shared dining concept comes straight from Asia and gives you the opportunity to speak to all your guests.

  • Edamame & Crackers
  • Tom Kha Kai chicken (served)
  • Shared dining:
    • 2 x Crispy Spicy Tuna Roll | Spicy tuna, cucumber
    • 2 x California Roll | Salmon, avocado
    • 2 x Beef Roll | Beef tenderloin, asparagus
    • 1 x Nigiri Sake | Salmon
    • 1 x Nigiri Maguro | Blue fin tuna
    • 2 x Sashimi Sake | Salmon
    • 2 x Sashimi Maguro | Blue fin tuna
    • 2 x Sashimi Susuki | Sea bass
  • 2 x Yakitori with vadouvan mayonnaise and yakitori sauce (served)
  • Deep fried banana with vanilla ice cream


Can't choose from all the delicious dishes our chef prepares? Then opt for the extensive Live Cooking buffet (fortnightly on Saturdays). Reservations can be made by calling +31(0)252-462255 or emailing

Prices in 2024:

  • Adults: € 51,75 p.p.
  • Children (3-12 yrs): € 25,50 p.p.

If you wish to book a buffet in combination with one of our private rooms, a minimum group size of 50 persons applies. You can choose from the buffets below:

Dinner buffet • € 39.50 p.p.
  • Assorted bread | Butter | Tapenades | Spreads
  • Smoked salmon | Shrimp cocktail | Smoked mackerel | Herring
  • Potato salad with dried tomato, basil and almond
  • Buffalo mozzarella with pomodori tomato, basil and cherry tomato
  • Salad with grilled greens, zucchini, artichoke, tomato and green asparagus
  • Powerful poultry broth with ginger, allspice, coriander and smoked chicken
  • Grilled guinea fowl with carrot, bimi, corn and poultry cream
  • Dorado fillet with ratatouille and shellfish gravy
  • Potato gratin
  • Roasted seasonal vegetables
  • Mac & Cheese with bacon
  • Crème brûlée and red fruit
  • Chocolate mousse and strawberries
Supplements to dinner buffet

Hot and cold supplements

  • Fines de Claires oysters with lemon € 2.50 p.p.
  • Sushi (3 pcs p.p.) € 7.50 p.p.
  • Lamb Curry Masala with chickpeas and Ras el Hanout € 7.50 p.p.
  • Sweet potato with bimi, large prawns and herb compote € 7.50 p.p.
  • Roast beef with chimichurri and roasted pumpkin € 7.50 p.p.
  • Brisket with mustard, brioche and sauerkraut € 7.50 p.p.

Dessert buffet supplement € 15.00 p.p.

  • Tartelettes with raspberry and lemon curd
  • Coconut mousse with pina colada and pineapple
  • Pannacotta with red fruit
  • Strawberry Romanoff
  • Mango Passion mousse
  • Chocolate brownie with pecan nut

Please note that supplements can only be ordered for the full group size

Walking dinner

Want to enjoy dinner, but not be tied down to your own place at the table? A walking dinner offers you time for informal contacts. You taste and enjoy while you can walk around, stay in conversation with your guests or change seats to meet new people. A minimum group size of 20 people applies.

Walking Dinner menu 1 • € 49.50 p.p.

Smoked duck breast with fresh salad and raspberry dressing

Scallop with parsnip cream and lobster foam

Plaice fillet with green herbs, served with beurre blanc

Asian-style beef tenderloin

Pecorino cheese with fig compote

Chocolate dessert

Walking Dinner Menu 2 • € 49.50 p.p.

Smoked sirloin steak with manchego and truffle mayonnaise

Lobster bisque with tarragon cream

Dorade fillet on risotto, served with pea and gravy of fennel

USA sukade with ratatouille, pommes neuf and gravy of caramelised onion

Tasting of Dutch cheeses

Panna Cotta with candied forest fruits and vanilla ice cream

Walking Dinner Menu 'OZZO Style' • € 49.50 p.p.

Salmon sashimi with wakame and soy mayonnaise

Yakitori with soy sauce and sesame

Tom kai kun

Tuna tataki with nori chips and wasabi mayonnaise

Asian marinated duck breast with noodles and oriental vegetables

Mango mousse with coconut and vanilla ice cream

Walking Dinner Menu Vegetarian • € 49.50 p.p.

Caprese salad with extra virgin olive oil

Grilled green asparagus with old cheese from Leiden

Poached egg with spinach and truffle mayonnaise

Risotto with mini vegetables

Beetroot Wellington with mushrooms and pesto

Tasting of Dutch cheeses

Barbecue on the roof terrace

Enjoy a summer barbecue with your guests on our hotel's unique rooftop terrace.

A barbecue is served from 50 persons, excluding (extra) rental materials.

BBQ Buffet • € 48,50 p.p.

Cold dishes

  • Various raw vegetable salads
  • Potato salad with rocket salad, bacon and spring onion
  • Pasta salad with asparagus, pesto and basil
  • Greek salad with feta cheese and tzatsiki
  • Beet salad with feta and chives
  • Various sauces and breads

Warm dishes

  • Chicken satay with peanut sauce, mango and radish relish
  • Grilled spare ribs with BBQ sauce, sweet potato hummus and corn
  • Pulled beef with coleslaw and cajun cream
  • Grilled celeriac with pea mash and bimi
  • Cod fillet with antiboise and fennel
  • Sweet potato fries in point bags with truffle yogurt


  • Mango sorbet with meringue and blueberry foam
  • Pineapple from the grill with vanilla ice cream
  • Pannacotta with red fruit and yogurt sorbet 
Supplements to the BBQ buffet

Tomato salad with red onion, parsley and croutons € 2.00 p.p.

Pokébowl with wakame, mango, avocado and salmon € 4.00 p.p.

Flank steak with roasted carrot and crispy onion € 5.00 p.p.

Chicken tandoori with cumin rice, minty yogurt and tandoori sauce € 3.50 p.p.

Lamb skewer with cabbage salad, rettich and sweet and sour € 3.50 p.p.

Salmon steak with fegola, fennel salad and antiboise € 3.75 p.p.