Extend your patio season: guests want to sit outside all year round

September 19, 2019

Astrid Hendrikx | 19 September 2019

As soon as the sun shines, the Dutch like to sit outside on a terrace, preferably all year round. There are enormous opportunities here for entrepreneurs in the hospitality sector. Restaurant owner Bas Neienhuijsen gets more than 30% of his turnover from his terrace. Would you, as an entrepreneur, like to let your guests sit outside all year round and also generate more turnover? Read here how you can extend your terrace season.

Sustainable terrace heating

Many terraces turn on their heaters and gas burners as soon as it gets colder in the evening. But this can cause the gas bill to rise considerably. Café Faber's owner Bas Neienhuijsen recently purchased Sit & Heat heating pads. These heat cushions offer an energy-efficient solution for patio heating. Guests are heated directly by the cushions, so no heat is lost to the outside air. According to Bas Neienhuijsen: The heat pillows give me the opportunity to extend the terrace season. In this way I can give my guests an optimal experience all year round and also create a cosy terrace in winter. In addition, during the winter months we organise fun activities such as a monthly pub quiz and a Pizza Sunday, in order to remain known as the cosiest café in Nijmegen'.

Restaurant terrace equipment

With comfortable furniture, windbreaks, canopies, heated cushions and blankets, you can offer your guests a warm experience all year round. Table fireplaces also offer a lot of atmosphere. With a simple push of the button, the table fire is already switched on. The flickering and glow of the fire has a lot of appeal and can attract many potential guests to your terrace. 

Original menu card

An attractive menu that responds to the seasons is, of course, a must. In the summer, you can splurge on different cocktails, rosés or fresh wines. Then, in the autumn, you can supplement your menu with delicious autumn and winter beers. Large winter drinks boards, stews, soups, stews and fresh mulled wine ensure that your guests stay longer and spend more time on your terrace. 

Energy-efficient patio heaters

Would you like more information on energy-efficient patio heating so that your patio can be used in all seasons? Then call us for a free consultation on 024 - 343 0415. 

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