Live Cooking Deluxe Christmas buffet

The Live Cooking Deluxe Christmas Buffet, in our Live Cooking restaurant, has been a household name in the region for Christmas for years! Enjoy the wide choice of delicious dishes and the best children's activities under supervision. Of course, Santa Claus also comes to visit us!

Live Cooking Deluxe Christmas buffet at Van der Valk

During the atmospheric Live Cooking Deluxe Christmas Buffet at Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden you will be warmly welcomed for one of the nicest evenings of the year. In the Live Cooking restaurant, enjoy our luxurious Christmas buffet with small appetizers, salads, fresh pizza from our own pizza oven, wok dishes, meat and fish from the plate, side dishes, sauces and a dazzling dessert buffet.

This Christmas special from Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim - Leiden has been a popular experience for young and old for years, both for hotel guests and guests from the region! Everything is taken care of for you at our Live Cooking Deluxe Christmas Buffet. You can enjoy all the fun in the warm Christmas atmosphere for which Van der Valk is so famous.

We look forward to welcoming you! Santa Claus is also present. Of course, the youngest guests have also been thought of and there are fun activities under supervision in our children's corner.

When is the Live Cooking Deluxe Christmas Buffet?

  • Christmas Day, December 25 | Start 2.15PM*
  • Boxing Day, December 26 | Start 2.15PM*

*Due to the current coronation measures, the Live Cooking Deluxe Christmas Buffet will be served as a festive Matinee buffet on 1st and 2nd Christmas Day from 14:15 to 17:00. 

On December 24, 2021 it is possible to opt for a festive Christmas menu. The buffet will not be served on this day.


  • Adults: € 82,50 p.p.
  • Children (3 tot 12 years): € 27,50 p.p.

The buffet includes house wine, draft beer, domestic spirits, water, soft drinks and coffee / tea. Maximum 6 alcoholic drinks per person.

Book a table

The Live Cooking Deluxe Christmas Buffet can only be booked by telephone via the reception on telephone number +31(0)252-219019;

Other Christmas activities

Would you rather enjoy a brunch at Christmas? Then choose the Live Cooking Deluxe Christmas BrunchOr go away for a weekend at Christmas and opt for our Christmas package, which includes the Live Cooking Deluxe Christmas Buffet!


From December 4, 2021 to February 27, 2022, we will open the doors to WinterWonderLand on weekends; a beautiful winter village full of special wintery (children's) activities! WinterWonderLand opens even daily during the Christmas holidays. Click here for more information.

Please note:

  • The Live Cooking Deluxe Christmas Buffet can only be booked by telephone via the reception on telephone number +31(0)252-219019;
  • Unfortunately, we cannot accept preferences regarding the size and / or location of your table during the Live Cooking Deluxe Christmas Buffet. We will always reserve a cozy table for you and take into account the size of your party;
  • We would like to point out that for groups of more than 10 people it is not always possible to guarantee one long table;
  • In connection with the Corona virus, we reserve the right to cancel reservations if we are forced to do so due to any (new) measures from the government and / or the RIVM and / or any other unforeseen circumstances that affect our availability. We use t.a. the guidelines from the government institutions and follow the associated hygiene protocols. For more information, see our page with COVID-19 measures;
  • We would like to point out that you must pay the reservation amount in full. We must have received this payment no later than December 20th. The payment details are stated in the confirmation you receive by email;
  • Cancellation free of charge is possible until December 20th at the latest;
  • Changes in the number of persons and/or special diet / allergy wishes can be requested for until December 18th at the latest.

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