For the Love of Food
Immerse yourself in the culinary world, where chefs turn their passion into exquisite dishes and reflect their dedication by using local and seasonal ingredients, resulting in unforgettable dining experiences.
't LansinkHengelo, The Netherlands
Enter the timeless grandeur of Hotel 't Lansink, where history and contemporary luxury harmoniously blend. This charming hotel in Hengelo, steeped in the heritage of C.T. Stork, invites you to an unforgettable stay in one of its 25 stylishly appointed rooms and suites.
Alpin Lifestyle Hotel Löwen & StraussOberstdorf, Germany
Surrounded by the imposing peaks of the Allgäu Alps, Alpin Lifestyle Hotel Löwen & Strauss is in the centre of the picturesque and stylish town of Oberstdorf. In the cosmopolitan town of Oberstdorf owner Peter A. Strauss has created Löwen & Strauss, a contemporary hotel and restaurant, with a modern ambience. In typical Alpine style with lots of wood and rustic elements, the hotel makes a perfect base to explore this area of nature. Peter is an acclaimed chef who has won many culinary prizes. A welcoming place for both young and old, holiday-maker or local resident. The hotel rooms and suites are all unique, with design furniture and decorated with materials from Tirol Living Collection. Start the day with a delicious "Alpine" breakfast. In the wellness-oasis Casa Alp, with panorama sauna and tepidarium, you can finally relax at the end of a day filled with sport activities.
Auberge De Campveerse TorenVeere , The Netherlands
Idyllically situated on the banks of lake Veere, Auberge De Campveerse Toren, has been welcoming guests for more than 500 years. And not just any guest. William of Orange, founder of the Dutch Royal Family, ate his wedding breakfast here in 1575. The individually designed rooms contain a mixture of modern design and antiques. . Veere is a beautiful historic town, and the hotel is located right on the marina. The water beckons with a wide range of water sport options – why not hire a boat with a silent electric motor and cruise the Lake Veerse? Veere is a beautiful monumental town.
Auberge de TempleJohannesberg, Germany
Gallery hotel Auberge de Temple is nestled in the undulating landscape of Johannesberg, a quaint village half an hour south-east of Frankfurt am Main. Günther de Temple and Christine Wondrak meticulously restored and refurbished the inn which dates to 1854. Auberge de Temple transcends the ordinary - it’s a feast of flavours, colours, styles and above all quality. In designing the interior, Günther de Temple and Christine Wondrak have ingeniously applied ideas gleaned from their extensive travels. Each stylish and spacious guestroom is named after a famous artist. The result is stunning from the moment you enter. Art is the prevailing theme, with bold contemporary work wherever you look – the hotel even has its own gallery. Helbigs Gasthaus, the restaurant run by Ludger and Nicole Helbig, offers an entire evening’s entertainment packed with huge flavors, from saltcured pork cheeks and sea bass to cherry clafoutis with lavender ice cream and an excellent selection of cheeses.
Augusta Hotel & RestaurantIJmuiden, The Netherlands
Sea, dunes, harbours, locks and... Augusta. This hotel in the middle of characteristic Old Ijmuiden is a haven of tranquility, with the beach and the beautiful Heerenduinen in the area. With the fish auction and ferries across the North Sea to Newcastle just around the corner, and yet amazingly quiet. The hotel has been here for more than 100 years and it still breathes the atmosphere of the early 20th century. The hotel has an English taxicab from 1965, a Beardmore Mark V6, with which the guests can catch a ride to the beach, the dunes or the marina. The individually designed rooms are in the style of the building, with polished furniture from around 1900. Art deco and the Amsterdam School go hand in hand here. The Gentlemen’s Room with the fire place functions as a lounge. Brasserie Augusta has a French-Dutch cuisine with an Asian twist.
Bij Jef Restaurant & HotelDen Hoorn Texel, The Netherlands
There’s one thing you notice immediately when you stay at Bij Jef: you’re on an island. There’s something about the fresh colours, clear light and hip but comfortable decor that perfectly complements the Dutch island atmosphere, and the hotel is just a short walk from the beach. At Bij Jef on Texel not only can you enjoy exceptional dining but also wake up refreshed. The contemporary design merges with the restaurant’s innovative and unconventional character. The individually designed unique suites are well appointed with double rain showers and boxspring beds with the famous Texel duvets made from local lambs’ wool. The suites offer beautiful views of the island’s green fields. Chef Jef and sommelier Nadine are true culinary royalty. His dishes gain their distinctive flavours from the pure and naturally saline local ingredients. The perfect place for a gastronomic break with international flair.
Boutique Hotel & Restaurant BroederenkloosterZutphen, The Netherlands
The Broederenklooster is a former monastery and one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in Zutphen. It’s a place to lose yourself in a history stretching back to the 13th century – and with a chef who was once Switzerland’s youngest to earn a Michelin star. Relax in one of the guestrooms in what was once the dormitory, now equipped with the comforts of today! Look around and become enchanted by Zutphem. Enjoy the culinary devotion in various dishes in the restaurant. Sample the tastiest regional beers in the Beer Bar, indulge in the outstanding gin collection in the Ginbar or descend into the medieval wine cellar for a wine/food tasting.
Boutique Hotel Puur ZeeWijk aan Zee, The Netherlands
Imko Binnerts, master chef, and the most famous fish restaurateur in the Netherlands, has settled at the foot of the dunes in Wijk aan Zee, on the coast northwest of Amsterdam. He and his partner, wine specialist Cathy Moerdijk, welcome guests at Villa De Klughte, a chalet-style building with more than a century of history. The restaurant is called Puur Zee, meaning Pure Sea, and serves a menu based on fish from the neighboring North Sea. And it goes without saying that the dishes are accompanied by outstanding wines. The suites are named after famous Dutch seaside resorts and this theme is carried through in the styling of the room. Each room has a king-size bed in which you can dream away after dinner. On the other side of the dunes, around 300 metres away, is one of the widest beaches in the Netherlands. It’s a real family beach, which also popular with kite surfers, so there’s always something to keep you entertained. There’s an outdoor swimming pool in Villa De Klughte’s garden.
Château St. GerlachValkenburg aan de Geul, The Netherlands
Château St. Gerlach is imposing, but there is a homely atmosphere. The estate is located in the middle of the nature of Geul Valley, just outside Valkenburg. Upon arrival, you immediately see the spectacular grand castle and feel surrounded by its beauty. Château St. Gerlach's classically furnished rooms and suites are housed in the former farmhouse. The hotel residences, like Spa & Wellness St. Gerlach, are located in the former marker building and in the granaries. The château is the setting for Les Salons. In the former living quarters of the baron, dishes are served using products from his own garden and orchard as much as possible. In the homely castle farm, located at the entrance of the estate, you are welcome for a drink or lunch. On the fruit arboretum, a rose garden and a vineyard.
Château WittemWittem, The Netherlands
Château Wittem is a place where old charm and modern fine dining come together. The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V stayed here, as did William of Orange. The Wilden family transformed this historic castle into a contemporary boutique hotel with an excellent restaurant. From the 18th century to the 1950s, the castle was the residence of the Merckelbach family, and they were the last to use it as a home. The atmosphere of the decor in the 12 guestrooms is ‘French chic’ and boast classic elegance. Each room has a name and a story related to important figures in the castle’s long history, which goes back to 1125. Restaurant Julemont is named after knight Winand van Julemont, who moved into the chateau around 1200. Chef Guido Braeken brings energy, new ideas and top gastronomy to Wittem. The restaurant serves French classics and regional favourites. Wittem is located between Maastricht and Aachen, but Belgium is also just around the corner.
Culinair landgoed Parc BroekhuizenLeersum, The Netherlands
Culinair Landgoed Parc Broekhuizen offers a very special combination: it is centuries old, yet at the same time contemporary. The hotel, Carriage House and park are rich in historic grandeur. During the restoration, however, contemporary design elements and modern art were added to the splendour of the past. The natural light inside is beautifully atmospheric, and the views of the surrounding parkland and countryside are inspiring. The Parc Broekhuizen country estate is in itself a wonderful place to spend time relaxing. Culinair Landgoed Parc Broekhuizen has five charming salons for meetings, events and private dining.
De HavixhorstDe Schiphorst, The Netherlands
Château hotel and restaurant De Havixhorst is housed in a manor from 1753 in the beautiful Reest Valley. With spacious suites, an exclusive restaurant and an authentic Courtyard – where lunch and dinner are served in fine weather – this hotel- restaurant is magnificent in appearance. Perhaps this is the reason why the storks return to their nest on the chimneys each spring? In the castle’s gardens, landscaped in French baroque-style, you will find art from prominent contemporary artists. The former Coach House has been transformed into one of six classy reception areas. The vaulted cellar is home to a great collection of wines, in which regular wine tastings are held. The restaurant serves many dishes using regional products: vegetables, herbs and fruits come from its own garden as much as possible. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area. Take a lovely walk through the Reest valley, visit the stork station De Lokkerij, go punting in Giethoorn or look for ancient dolmens.
De Kromme WatergangHoofdplaat, The Netherlands
This part of Zeeland, Zeeuws-Vlaanderen is famed for its hospitality and tasty food and drink, and De Kromme Watergang is no exception. This restaurant with its unique rooms is located just behind the Schelde dikes. Owners Edwin, Blanche and son Tom Vinke run an internationally acclaimed restaurant offering a taste of Zeeland. The Chef sources only the best local produce. Freshly caught fish comes in daily from Breskens. The restaurant’s huge kitchen garden, De Zilte Hof, is the other important source of ingredients. Three of the four suites are located in a new condo complex in Breskens harbour. Behind the dunes of Breskens you will find beautiful beaches overlooking the Westerschelde. The Belgian seaside resort of Knokke is well within reach.
De Nederlanden Restaurant & Boutique HotelVreeland, The Netherlands
This small boutique hotel is located in a historical building from 1680, on the banks of the river Vecht. Located in Vreeland, a small idyllic town centrally located between Amsterdam and Utrecht. Spend the night in one of the 11 minimalist designed rooms and suites that are inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese style. In the restaurant you can enjoy culinary creations at Michelin star level by Wilco Berends, meanwhile his wife Caroline Berends runs the hotel and restaurant. In the summer we recommend to take a dip in the river Vecht, use the swimming ladder provided by De Nederlanden to easily get in and out of the water.
Die Hirschgasse HeidelbergHeidelberg, Germany
Within the walls of this monumental building in Heidelberg, statesman Otto von Bismarck once raised his sword as a student and Mark Twain found inspiration for his book "A Tramp Abroad". There are still tangible reminders of the generous history of this special establishment, especially in the hotel's two restaurants.
Die MühlenhelleGummersbach, Germany
This idyllic hotel is small but perfect. The meticulously restored 18th century townhouse is delightful, both inside and out. Die Mühlenhelle boasts 2 wonderful restaurants. Among them is a Michelin starred restaurant called Restaurant die Mühlenhelle. You can also visit the Bistro die Mühlenhelle for classic dishes, such as Wiener schnitzel and Kaiserschmarren. The bistro has been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand, the mark of exceptionally good food at moderate prices. The comfortable luxury rooms at Die Mühlenhelle have crisp interiors and are well appointed, just like the rest of the hotel. Gummersbach’s surroundings are idyllic and include scenic reservoirs. The cultural and shopping city of Cologne is within easy reach.
Espace Medissey / l'Eau ViveProfondeville, Belgium
In the green heart of the Belgian Ardennes, you will find hotel Espace Medissey, in the tiny hamlet of Bois de Villers. The five guest rooms in this modern villa are luxurious and are well appointed, including mood lighting in all rooms for your convenience. The large garden has a heated swimming pool. Inside is a fitness area with cardio equipment and a full-size pool table. Weather permitting you can have breakfast on the terrace and enjoy the beautiful view of the Maas valley. Enjoy fine dining in two-star restaurant l’Eau Vive, situated in an old 17th-century watermill only five minutes from the hotel.
FlickaKerkdriel, The Netherlands
Located along the dike, in the watery landscape between the Maas and Waal rivers, lies Flicka. Thomas and Merlijn made their dreams come true when opening Flicka with great success. Flicka is Swedish for girl. This name was chosen because of the love Thomas has for his three girls: his daughters and his wife Merlijn. Flicka's top priority is their guests experience. The atmospheric suites and the restaurant have been decorated by Merlijn, the hostess. Thomas and Merlijn are a true dream team. While Thomas, being a perfectionist, is completely focussed on his cuisine, Merlijn makes sure that the guests are pampered.
GD Hôtel Bella Tola & St-LucSaint-Luc, Switzerland
The elegant Grand Hotel Bella Tola dates from 1859. The high quality of the cuisine is matched by the excellent service from the friendly staff, led by Anne-Françoise and Claude Buchs-Favre. You can enjoy the sunset on the veranda, stretch your legs towards the fireplace or sip a drink in the library, and the Spa will soothe your tired muscles. The 30 stylish guestrooms are carefully furnished, and rooms at the front have views of the Besso and the Matterhorn. The sunny terrace is ideal for lunch or dinner on warmer days.
Gasthof ZufriedenheitNaumburg, Germany
Gasthof Zufriedenheit is situated in Naumburg in the south of Saxony-Anhalt, known for its grand baroque townhouses. Artist Max Klinger described this area as ‘Tuscany of the north’, with vineyards covering the slopes’ fertile limestone soils. Romantic villas evoke memories of bygone years. Already since 1853, an inn has been kept at the address of Gasthof Zufriedenheit. Today, there is still a welcoming atmosphere in the boutique hotel's wine bar and restaurant. The spacious guest rooms and suites are stylish and modern. The near 1,000 year old town of Naumburg has many points of interest. The well-stocked library houses many books on the fascinating area around Naumburg.
Grand Hotel de DraakBergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
The oldest document mentioning Herberg De Draak – now Grand Hotel De Draak – dates from 1397. It proves that this is the oldest hotel in the Netherlands. Spend the night in one of De Draak’s historic and characterful buildings – as you might expect, no two rooms or suites are the same – and enjoy breakfast in the classic setting of the breakfast room. After a long walk or bike ride, you can relax in the hotel’s spa and beauty centre. De Draak also has a large terrace with a view of Bergen op Zoom’s historic marketplace.
Hofke van BazelKruibeke, Belgium
Bazel is a picturesque village in the countryside along the river Scheldt, where open polder with beautiful panoramas provides the scenery for long walks or bike rides. On the medieval Church Square – one of the most beautiful in Flanders – is Hofke van Bazel. The romantic interiors make the luxury suites ideal for private dining. Each suite, designed by the hostess herself, offers something unique: a private terrace or a view of the lovely garden, where you can relax in the summer. Dining at Hofke van Bazel is always pure indulgence, thanks to the huge vegetable garden, the seasonal fare and the passion for culinary excellence. Outstanding classic cuisine is served with a modern touch and special emphasis on ‘100 percent green gastronomy’.
Hotel HeritageBruges, Belgium
Discover Hotel Heritage, a 5-star gem in Bruges, Belgium. This beautiful 19th-century mansion combines historical elegance with modern luxury. The 22 unique rooms exude a timeless atmosphere.
Hotel Le Val d'AmblèveStavelot, Belgium
Le Val d’Amblève is located at the edge of Stavelot, one of the oldest cities in Belgium in the heart of the forests of Liège’s Ardennes. The guest rooms are located in the stylish main building, the modern annexe and Le Jardin des Princes. The large picture windows offer beautiful views over the rolling hills surrounding the hotel. The hotel has a sauna and Turkish bath with a panorama roof terrace. Couple Lars & Karin Roxs oversee Le Val d’Amblève. The chef is Laurent Léveillé. The classic French-Belgian menu is exquisite, light and contemporary. The dining room is in the sun room. The stylish romantic interior offers beautiful views over the parkland garden, both in the evening and during the day.
Hotel MLHaarlem, The Netherlands
When the guilder was still legal tender in the Netherlands, the maker of the currency - JOH. Enschedé - was named on all bank notes. The building in which Hotel Restaurant ML is housed was formerly the Enschedé family home. For centuries the printing-office and type foundry were also active there. Among other things, the typefaces with which the notes were printed, were made here. During the remodelling, the architect successfully managed to preserve the authenticity of this historic building whilst at the same time creating a special hotel. The rooms are stylish and modern. Some still have original decorations and ornaments. The hotel is situated in the centre of Haarlem, on the beautiful, authentic Klokhuisplein.
Hotel MurmeliLech, Austria
While the dew still blankets the Austrian village of Lech down in the valley, up at 1,750 metres in Oberlech you wake up basking in the morning sun. The views from Hotel Murmeli’s sun-drenched terrace and restaurant are stunning. Chef Wolfgang Strauss and his wife Anne Marie are renowned for their Austrian hospitality and sophisticated international cuisine, combined with an impressive and diverse wine list. It makes an ideal place to enjoy a relaxing lunch, or a well-deserved dinner after a day of skiing on the Arlberg. Hotel Murmeli is open from early December to late April. From December to April, environmentally-friendly Oberlech is car free. You reach Hotel Murmeli and Oberlech by cable car, which runs every five minutes from 7.00 am to 1.00 am. You can leave your luggage behind at the Valley Station and it will be brought up to the hotel for you.
Hotel PrinsenhofGroningen, The Netherlands
De Prinsenhof was founded in 1436 as a monastery for the Brethren of Common Life. Later it became the residence of stadtholder William Frederick of Nassau-Dietz (1613-1664), before being used as barracks and a military hospital. Centrally located in the shadows of the Martini tower, on the edge of the memorable Martini cemetery, Hotel Prinsenhof offers oak wood parquet floors, the finest bed linen and Acqua di Parma toiletries in all its rooms. The abbey church with its imposing hearth currently serves as the hotel’s Grand Café and has a walled terrace at the front. Restaurant Nassau, with its view of the Prinsentuin is housed in the former sleeping quarters of Stadtholder Willem Frederik and his wife Albertine Agnes. The renaissance garden dates from 1626 and features a rose garden, a herb garden, two romantic bowers and a monumental sun dial.
Hotel Restaurant ValuasVenlo, The Netherlands
Hotel Restaurant Valuas is located just outside Venlo, on the banks of the river Maas. The love of the hospitality industry has been ingrained in this family business from an early age. The dynamic and contemporary company has its home in a beautiful building. The comfortable rooms, which are well suited for both private and business stays, are beautifully and warmly decorated. Some overlooking the river Maas. The true lover of the traditional Dutch croquette should definitely visit Valuas. Eric Swaghoven is known for the Valuas Kroketterie where only the very best homemade croquettes in a wide variety can be tasted. Only prepared with the finest ingredients. Valuas has a restaurant and a brasserie. Brasserie La Vie by Valuas has been awarded with a Bib Gourmand by Michelin.
Hotel StiemerheideGenk, Belgium
Hotel Stiemerheide is uniquely situated in the Limburg Kempen, bordering on the Maasland. The hotel was built in the late 80s in an English cottage style. This charming hotel is one of the most important gateways to the Hoge Kempen National Park. The cottage-style hotel is strategically located at the 18th hole of Spiegelven Golf Club, which is situated on the grounds of the hotel. The golf course surrounds a lake known to locals as ‘the mirror of heaven’. Each hole has a character of its own, and the unforgettably picturesque views in this hilly natural landscape of woods, heathland and water are so varied that you’ll never tire of playing on this challenging course.
Hotel TwentySevenAmsterdam, The Netherlands
Hotel TwentySeven, a modern, exceptionally warm, iconic suite hotel, creates the illusion of a dream in timeless surroundings. In the heart of Amsterdam, right on Dam Square, next to the National Monument and Royal Palace, the hotel offers 16 individually designed suites. They vary in size from 43m2 (463 sq. ft), to the Imperial Terrace Suite mea- suring no less than 219m2 (2,357 sq. ft). This suite has three bedrooms and bathrooms, three double Jacuzzis, two living rooms and a spacious private terrace. With fabrics, furnishings and materials from sources ranging from Nepal, to Paris, Venice and Belgium, every corner of the lavish interior has been brought to life by the finest and most beautiful design.
Hotel Villa RuimzichtDoetinchem, The Netherlands
The monumental building of Villa Ruimzicht was built in 1853 and became property of the Christelijke Philantropische Inrichtingen (Christian Philanthropic Institutions) in 1868 and served as a training institute for ministers. The building has been completely transformed into a 4-star hotel, with spacious guest rooms decorated in mainly white tones, two restaurants, a bar and a cooking studio. Hotel Villa Ruimzicht is surrounded by its own park with unusual trees. There is a 140-year-old Sequoia tree and several lawns. There is a large terrace and several verandas. When the weather is nice, breakfast, lunch or dinner is served here.
Hotel VitznauerhofVitznau, Switzerland
There are few places on earth where all the beauties of nature converge. At the foot of the Mount Rigi (1,797 metres) stands Hotel Vitznauerhof. The boutique hotel with historic walls, art nouveau details and modern design elements is harmoniously embedded in the imposing surroundings at the edge of the crystal clear waters of mystical Lake Lucerne. The host Raphael Herzog runs the Hotel Vitznauerhof with great passion and is supported by an equally dedicated team. 53 stylish rooms and suites, glamping tents as well as three first-class restaurants and a bar - all with unique views of the lake and the enchanting mountain panorama - invite you to enjoy and experience gastronomy at a high level. Restaurant Sens, the culinary flagship, serves regional specialities and modern creations.
Hotel de SterrenbergOtterlo, The Netherlands
Hotel de Sterrenberg is located close to the western entrance to De Hoge Veluwe National Park, the heart of the Veluwe. The hotel’s warm interior is above all inspired by the beauty of nature. Natural materials such as natural stone, sturdy concrete and wood feature prominently in the hotel’s interior. Even the art work reflects nature. Hotel de Sterrenberg offers a lot of extras; there is a large indoor swimming pool, a warm relax pool with bubbles and jets, a fitness area, a tepidarium, a steam bath and saunas. Hotel de Sterrenberg offers the use of electric bicycles to discover the Park’s many attractions. Such as, the Kröller-Müller Museum, the Museonder and St Hubertus Hunting Lodge. National Museum Paleis Het Loo, with its stately palace garden and park, is a 15-minute drive away.
Hotel-Restaurant HippocampusMol-Wezel, Belgium
Hippocampus was built around the 1900s and was for decades occupied by the managers of a local factory. In 1992, the current host and chef, Francis Scheyvaerts, bought the villa – located between Eindhoven and Antwerp – and transformed it into a gorgeous manor. He first opened a restaurant with the emphasis on refined dining. The furnishing of the restaurant and the rooms betray an English influence. This contributes to the friendly atmosphere in the former management villa. The jolly and likeable host also plays a defining role. The rooms, named after desserts, have all the creature comforts of home and are furnished partly with art-deco furniture. On cold, wintry days the bar/lounge is the place to be to really relax next to the crackling wood fire.
Kasteel EngelenburgBrummen, The Netherlands
Enjoy the historic ambiance of this impressive castle on the edge of the Veluwe. At Kasteel Engelenburg you can eat, drink and sleep to an exceptional standard and have a splendid 9-hole golf course at your disposal. The English Lounge at Kasteel Engelenburg houses one of the largest collections of single malt whiskies in the Netherlands. Wine lovers will not be disappointed here either. In the 16th century the first owner of the castle, Jacob Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, traded in German wines. Nowadays, they have an excellent collection of various wines. The rooms and suites are furnished partly in antique style, and are situated in the Coach House, the Orangery or in the Cape House, which has the atmosphere of a Cape winery. The fairytale view from the 19th century conservatory restaurant over the moat and golf course will transport you back to another era. Dinner is of course complemented with excellent wines.
Kasteel KerckeboschZeist, The Netherlands
It was in the early 20th century that Jonkheer Egbert Lintelo de Geer set about the construction of Kasteel Kerckebosch, a splendid castle in the woodland around the town of Zeist. Antiques and ornaments from restored churches and castles in the area give the interior its dis- tinctive style. There are two antique doors with cast iron knockers from the cathedral in Utrecht, and the fireplace in the salon came from an 18th- century Amsterdam canal house. During the recent refurbishments of the hotel, owners Cynthia Schell and Hans van Triest stylishly complemented the original interior with contemporary elements. The authentic hotel rooms are spread over two sections with a total of 5 different room types.
KronenschlösschenEltville am Rhein, Germany
Kronenschlösschen is set in a private park in the picturesque town of Eltville-Hattenheim, not far from Wiesbaden, between the Rhine and the vineyards. The rooms and suites are tastefully and comfortably decorated. The Turmsuite in particular has an extraordinary history: it was here that in 1947, Konrad Adenauer, Theodor Heuss and Carlo Schmidt spent weeks writing the German constitution. The Rheingau region boasts one of the most beautiful landscapes in Germany. In the immediate area there are plenty of sights to see and historic buildings to visit.
Kruisherenhotel MaastrichtMaastricht, The Netherlands
In Maastricht city centre, in the former Kruisheren monastery, you will find the Kruisherenhotel Maastricht. A unique place uniting ancient history and design. The comfortable and contemporary rooms are in the 15th century monastery, the gatekeeper’s house and adjacent Casa Nova. The reception, boardrooms, a library and wine bar with ‘aboveground wine cellar’ are situated in the monumental gothic church of the monastery. The modern interior is designed by interior architect Henk Vos and the German lighting artist Ingo Maurer. Every morning, noon and evening you can enjoy various culinary surprises with accompanying wines in the nave of the church, on the mezzanine.
L'air du tempsÉghezée, Belgium
Chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre is a true cosmopolitan. He was born in Korea, studied pharmacy, Latin and Greek in Belgium and then became a sommelier and Star Chef. He knows how to distinguish flavours like no other. All this led to his apotheosis: L’Air du temps. Located in a beautiful white farmstead built around a square courtyard in the fields of Liernu you will find this two Michelin starred restaurant with 11 bedrooms. Not only does the restaurant have two stars but was also awarded a green Michelin star. Taste, technique, an excellent sense of style and knowledge of outstanding regional produce make L’Air du temps what it is today: a temple of taste. The restaurant is an architectural tour de force, with wood and glass as the prevailing theme. The panoramic view of the garden brings nature to your table.
La Butte aux BoisLanaken, Belgium
In the middle of National Park Hoge Kempen’s lush greenery, lies La Butte aux Bois. Originally built for Sir Lagasse de Locht in 1924, it was converted into a modern hotel almost 60 years later. The spacious and fashionable guest rooms are located in the Manor, the opposite Villa or in La Forêt. The ambience is of a large French Estate, with magnificent gardens and terrace. La Butte aux Bois’ unique location with many amenities create a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy the new state-of-the-art 1,350 sq.m. The charming location and many facilities make La Butte aux Bois the ideal place to relax. With Spa 'Shiseido Institue', La Butte aux Bois has an unprecedented 1350 m2 spa landscape including private fitness club that takes the concept of wellness to a new level. The beautiful spa garden blends into the landscape of National Park De Hoge Kempen.
La Table de Maxime Hôtel & RestaurantOur, Paliseul, Belgium
Nestled in the heart of the Belgian Ardennes lies the hamlet Our, taking its name from the little river that flows through it. The village has only some 30 granite houses and the two small hotels of Maxime Collard. La Table de Maxime is in a renovated manor house. The modern interior combines authentic details harmoniously resulting in a superb balance between classic and modern. A stone’s-throw from La Table de Maxime is Maxime’s other hotel – La Fabrique du pré Maho (the factory on Mr. Maho’s meadow). The modern five-storey building has four rooms built into the hill.
Landgoed Hotel & Restaurant CarelshavenDelden, The Netherlands
Carelshaven had an important function in the region from as early as 1772. It lies on the grand Twickel estate, which covers an area of forty-three square kilometres, and includes 150 farmhouses. The name Carelshaven refers to the harbour on the Twickelervaart, a waterway that once connected the little town of Delden with Amsterdam, via the river Regge and the Zuiderzee. The canal was constructed by Carel George, count of Wassenaer Obdam, who lived in Twickel castle. Carelshaven began as a modest bargeman’s inn, and has developed over the centuries to become a celebrated hotel. Its symmetrical shapes, wide veranda and white rendered walls give the hotel a 19th-century appearance. For many years the interior was in classic style, but in recent years, the new owners Alco and Evelyn van Berkel have gradually brought this illustrious hotel into the 21st century. A number of the guestrooms have been modernised, as have the restaurant and bar. The cuisine is contemporary, but the menu also includes classic seasonal dishes.
Landgoed LauswoltBeetsterzwaag, The Netherlands
Landgoed Lauswolt and the Michelin-awarded restaurant De Heeren van Harinxma are an ultimate place of pilgrimage for bon vivants and are renowned for its relaxed atmosphere. Here, in the heart of Friesland, you have nature, top gastronomy and a variety of top facilities at your fingertips. The Golf Course of Golf & Country Club Lauswolt meanders pleasantly over the estate. Ultimate relaxation can be found in the health & spa. The dishes of chef Arjan Bisschop in the restaurant De Heeren van Harinxma are based on a classical style and prepared with the most beautiful Frisian seasonal products, whether or not from their own vegetable garden. De Heeren van Harinxma one of the only restaurants in Friesland with a Michelin star. The second restaurant, Bistro Nijeholt (Bib Gourmand), brims with conviviality and tempts with catchy dishes and wines. The estate has everything in-house and invites to be discovered.
Landhuishotel De BloemenbeekDe Lutte, The Netherlands
Landhuishotel De Bloemenbeek is on a 12 acre estate on the rippling brook Bloemenbeek in the gently sloping Dinkel valley. A tasteful boutique hotel with history, style and allure. Most suites have their own terrace with a view of the theatrical landscape. Five suites are deemed ‘Grand’ as they have - in addition to sleeping quarters - a magnificent living area with sofa, armchairs and writing desks. The Manor Hotel’s grounds include a beautifully laid out restaurant garden and terraces, a romantic inner courtyard bordered by plane trees, a kitchen garden, environmental-friendly ornamental ponds, works of art and mature fruit trees. You will also find beehives from local beekeepers on the estate.
Le Cor de ChasseDurbuy, Belgium
In the forested hills and valleys of the Ourthe and Aisne region lies the authentic village Wéris. Here you will find Le Cor de Chasse, a veritable family hotel in a manor farm from 1681. The interior is contemporary, luxurious and in harmony with the history of the building. The standard rooms are located in the former sheep barn, the suites with private terrace are in the central wing. Modern cuisine is at the heart of the one-star restaurant. The dishes are seasonal and have a signature touch that is both personal and pleasantly surprising. Dining is a true voyage of discovery!
Manoir KasselslayClervaux, Luxembourg
The name Kasselslay means: rock overlooking the river banks. The hotel is in a tiny village in the heart of National Park Our in the Ardennes of Luxembourg. From the hotel you step right into the breathtaking nature of this area. You can discover this magnificent natural environment via the numerous walking, cycling or mountain biking trails. Hans Poppelaars serves seasonal dishes using mostly organic products from the region. These dishes reflect the spirit of time, culture and his love of special food. He knows the provenance of every ingredient he uses and is only satisfied with top quality produce. The spacious hotel rooms all overlook either the garden or the beautiful landscape surrounding the hotel. Each room has its own ambience. Clervaux is nearby, as is Vianden, where you can visit the impressive castle of the same name.
Meisenheimer HofMeisenheim, Germany
The tiny village of Meisenheim has been left unscathed by Europe’s conflicts, and the historic buildings are beautifully preserved. This wine hotel in Baroque style has been welcoming guests since 1699. A number of comfortable guestrooms are named after famous local vineyards or historical figures who have played a role in Meisenheim’s history. The bar in the atmospheric vaulted cellar, serving a wide selection of gins, tonics and whiskies, is well worth a visit. Chef and host Markus Pape, a Jeunes Restaurateur member, remains down-to-earth despite having spent years learning from the best chefs in the country. You can follow one of his cookery courses at Kochhaus Nicolas Appert. Café Meisentörtchen serves its own delicious house-made patisserie.
MerletSchoorl, The Netherlands
Merlet lies at the edge of the pleasant village of Schoorl, surrounded by the widest area of sand dunes in the Netherlands. You can explore the picturesque dunes, woodlands and beach from the hotel. This unique hotel is now run by a dynamic second generation of the Bourgonje family. All the luxurious rooms have balconies, and in the souterrain you will find a heated swimming pool, as well as a spa and beauty salon, sauna, steam room and fitness area. Merlet’s culinary heart is its completely restyled Michelin-starred restaurant. Diners delight in the dishes created by Jonathan Zandbergen and served in an interior by designer John Breed - you can see the chef and his team at work in the open kitchen. The menu changes along with the seasons and offers classic and inventive dishes. Picnics and walks with a forest ranger are available on request and there are countless cycle paths and bridleways through the pine woods that cover the dunes.
PURS Luxury Boutique HotelAndernach, Germany
The interior of Hotel PURS, with its 11 guestrooms, is the work of the world-famous Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt. With his minimalist approach, he has created timeless spaces with a deep feeling for history. The 17th-century chancellery was built by the prelate of Cologne. All the classic elements, from the slate roofs to the richly decorated plaster ceilings and grand windows, have not only been preserved, but have also gained new stylistic relevance thanks to Vervoordt’s masterful upgrade. If you like good food, wine and culture, you’ll love this wonderful old town on the Rhine. Andernach has rapidly developed into a culinary paradise, with a wide choice of restaurants.
Reber's PflugSchwäbisch Hall, Germany
Reber’s Pflug is located in a farmhouse from 1805. The charm of the building’s past with the elegant, modern interior create a sense of well-being. Reber’s Pflug is only a 10 minute walk from Schwäbisch Hall town centre, The small historic town is surrounded by idyllic lush greenery. The staff is remarkably pleasant: not too obtrusive and always friendly and helpful. The gently undulating landscape with valleys and rivers around Schwäbisch Hall, is the perfect setting for outdoor pursuits.
Restaurant, Hotel & Spa SavarinRijswijk, The Netherlands
In the former country house Huize Zuidhoorn, that has been a beacon of hospitality for more than three centuries, you will find that today it is Restaurant, Hotel & Spa Savarin. Situated between two cities - stately The Hague and historic Delft - Savarin is a haven of tranquility, with its private wellness centre and the surrounding parkland.
Restaurant-Hostellerie VivendumDilsen Stokkem, Belgium
On the shores of the river Maas in Limburg lies the idyllic village of Dilsen-Stokkem. Alex and Marianne Clevers renovated old chaplain’s residence, built in 1734, to make their dream come true in transforming it into a restaurant and hotel. Meticulously restored, the building’s history was fully preserved, including the age-old mantelpieces and vaulted ceilings. At the rear of the restaurant you will find Vivendum's terrace which has been awarded as the most beautiful terrace in Belgium by Gault&Millau.
RÜSSELs LandhausNaurath (Wald), Germany
On a tributary of the Mosel river, between the vineyards of the Mosel and the Saar-Ruwer, you will find RÜSSELs Landhaus. For wine lovers this romantic valley of the river Dhron is a wonderful place. The varied surroundings feature woodlands and meadows, as well as vineyards are well worth a visit. The individually designed rooms and suites in this beautiful country house are rustic, modern or themed, such as a Mediterranean. Each suite has a large, luxurious bathroom with bathtub. The hotel’s large garden at the rear is at the edge of the forest. Relaxing in one of the loungers, you are sure to enjoy the sun and lovely scenery.
Schloss EbersteinGernsbach, Germany
Once you have had a meal on the terrace of Schloss Eberstein you will realise: this is a unique place. The views over the Murgtal and the Black Forest are unforgettable and will inspire you to go for long walks or bicycle rides or a stroll through the historic town of Gernsbach.
Schlosshotel HugenpoetEssen-Kettwig, Germany
Take all the time you can to enjoy this treasure of cultural heritage. Schlosshotel Hugenpoet can genuinely be described as unique, a place that meets your every expectation. The impressive interior of this elegant castle has a history stretching back over centuries – Hugenpoet has been passed down through generation after generation of barons in the von Fürstenberg family.
Steinheuers Hotel RestaurantBad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany
Hans Stefan Steinheuer’s Restaurant is in Germany’s Top-10 restaurants. Conoisseurs consider it one of the best in the world. The renowned top chef defines his own culinary art as follows: ‘I love bringing things together that are made for each other’. For Steinheuer the best products are those that find their way most quickly from origin to kitchen. Chef Steinheuer has a profound love for his own region so it is not surprising that regional produce are key ingredients for his cuisine.
Suitehotel PosthoornMonnickendam, The Netherlands
In the small historic town of Monnickendam you will find Suitehotel & Restaurant Posthoorn. Napoleon Bonaparte stayed at this stately yet hospitable house in 1697. Upon entering this national monument building, you immediately sense the riches and opulence of the golden age. The small-scale hotel, only 12 km from Amsterdam, has luxurious suites and rooms where comfort and well-being are priorities. The owner, Marc Boeljon, was inspired by the most beautiful boutique hotels in Europe. Posthoorn’s restaurant is a culinary hotspot. The Head Chef combines classic French cuisine with ingredients from all over the world in a bold distinctive touch. For those who look for tranquility and natural wetlands, but with a big city within reach, Posthoorn is ideally located.
Tandreas Hotel - Restaurant - WeinloungeGießen, Germany
Here in the middle of Germany, the enchanting north meets the hospitable mountainous South. Hospitality, charm and comfortable rooms are Tandreas Hotel’s trademarks. The family run hotel embodies the best of attentive service. The hotel is located in the university city of Giessen.
WinselerhofLandgraaf, The Netherlands
The Winselerhof from the 16th century was originally a charming country manor. Currently the manor farm is a unique hotel with Italian restaurant. Winselerhof is renowned for its wonderful atmosphere, traditional farmhouse charm and warm hospitality. Most of the rooms are located around the characteristic court yard. The hotel offers the perfect ambience with a crisp interior and marvellous view of Limburg’s countryside from the restaurant.
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