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Frequently asked questions about the project

Why set a guestplate?

More than 500 years ago, the Leuven painter Dieric Bouts depicted the twelve apostles around a table in his revolutionary painting ‘The Last Supper’. In tribute to Bouts, on 11 February we want to bring people back around the table. Simply because everyone needs a little cosiness and warmth. And because there is always a good reason to eat together.

How do I take part?

You can take part in two ways. You can either set a guestplate yourself or reserve a seat at a table where someone else is setting a guestplate.  

If you will invite someone you know and contact your guests yourself, you can register here.

Would you like to set a guestplate for someone you don’t yet know? You can register as a host family here. People who would like to eat at your house will then be able to reserve a seat at your table. We will ensure that your guest(s) find the way to your door on 11 February.

Would you like to enjoy a cosy meal at someone else’s house? You can register as a guest at somebody’s else table. On the map, select one of the host families that is marked green.

How much does it cost?

That is entirely up to you. You can cook a meal for whatever amount you want to spend. The only thing that matters is being together. 

How do I share it with the world?

When you register, you will be sent a poster that you can print. You can hang it in the window so that passers-by know that you are part of the #zeteenbordjebij movement.


If you weren’t only thinking of your neighbours, but of the whole world, you can share photos of your preparations or of the dinner itself on Instagram with the hashtag #zeteenbordjebij. 

What about pets?

Do you have pets? No problem. Just indicate what kind of pets you have during registration. Guests can then take it into account when they are making their choice of host.

Why have I not received any emails?

Have you checked your spam folder? Still nothing? You can contact We will check what went wrong and get in touch as soon as possible. 

I am a vegetarian/vegan/pescatarian/pregnant or I have allergies. Now what?

People/families who are setting a guestplate will indicate whether they will prepare a vegetarian, vegan, meat or fish dish. Be sure to check whether the host you choose matches your preferences and expectations. 

Do you have allergies or are you pregnant? Let us know on the registration form. We will ensure that the necessary information reaches the host family.

I had registered but am unable to participate on 11 February. Now what?

That’s a shame, but not to worry. Let us know as soon as possible via We will inform all the relevant parties.

I had registered to set a guest plate for someone I don’t know, but nobody reserved a spot at my table. Now what?

That’s a shame! But we’re confident you’ll find someone who wants to fill that spot. Why not ask the neighbours? Free food always works.