The exceptional architecture, modern styling and trend-setting interiors of these design hotels are right down to the last detail. Often designed by famous architects or from the own artistic vision of passionate independent owners.
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 The ChurchArnhem, The Netherlands
"A good work is that which does good to others," said theologian Maarten Luther. In the former Lutheran church in Arnhem, you experience nothing but goodness! Boutique Hotel The Church is both heavenly and earthly at the same time. From the street, you step into another world through an almost hidden entrance.
Cousins Boutique HotelMaastricht, The Netherlands
Cousins is Maastricht's newest addition, founded by cousins Joe and Jean. The focus at this boutique hotel is luxury, sustainability and local. They mainly work with local products such as, beers and wines produced in Maastricht and the breakfast is produced by local farmers.
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 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 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.
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.
Fort Resort BeemsterZuidoostbeemster, The Netherlands
Once part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam and a Unesco World Heritage Site, Frank Bart has transformed this historic fort into an eco-chic resort. Historic and modern complement each other perfectly with an impressive end result. Blending heritage with contemporary design, the former military building is now an oasis of hospitality and serenity. Anyone entering Fort Resort Beemster will experience the warmth, hospitality and special ambiance of the place. The unique Spa & Wellness includes seven saunas, saltwater pool, herbal bath, sandy beach, wellness island en meditation garden with sunbathing area and indoor and outdoor pools. In the luxurious spa, enjoy special massages, facials and hammam ritiuals.
Hotel BlueNijmegen, The Netherlands
Blue, in the 19th-century part of Nijmegen, is the little sister of another exceptional QL Hotel, MANNA. Owners Sander Hendrix and Aïda Papilaja-Hendrix worked together with interior designer and artist Eric de Bruijn to create yet another gem: smart, cool and serene. Highlights are their own bar named Blue Bar with a stunning Portuguese tile wall and its own house gin, Blue Gin by Ivar, and comfortable rooms with beautifully minimalist bathrooms by JEE -O. Blue is brimming with art, and the fun part is that almost all artworks are for sale. You will find Brasserie MANNA in Blue and a few doors down you will find the fabulous MANNA Global Food & Fish Restaurant.
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. Dutch couple Ruud and Marion Roxs oversee Le Val d’Amblève. The chefs are Laurent Léveillé & Lassad Benyaala. 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 NobelBallum, The Netherlands
For four generations the hospitality of Nobel has been legendary on the Dutch Wadden island Ameland - and far beyond. The historic hotel is in the heart of quaint historical Ballum. Nobel successfully merges history and contemporary luxury. A few years ago the entire hotel was renovated but the café was kept in its original state. Throughout the years hotel guests and island dwellers have come together to play cards, celebrate or just have a beer. Most of the uniquely designed hotel rooms have a private patio or balcony. Lunch or dinner are very enjoyable here too.
Hotel PURSAndernach, 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.
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 Klein ZwitserlandSlenaken, The Netherlands
Klein Zwitserland (little Switzerland) is the name of the hilly region where the little river the Gulp flows into Southern Limburg from Belgium. The hotel lies in the centre middle of this beautiful region rich in woodlands and meadows and offers breathta- king views over the surrounding hills, also known as the ‘garden of Maastricht’. Klein Zwitserland is a small-scale family hotel with the perfect balance of hospitality, comfort and gastronomic delights. The stylish contemporary interior will quickly make you feel at home. The Wellness Suites and Wellness Superior Rooms are located in the modern wing. Some suites can be used as family rooms
Hotel Restaurant LanggenhofBrunico BZ, Italy
Your hosts at Hotel Langgenhof are the Mutschlechner family. Peter Mutschlechner continues the tradition handed down by his parents – it was his mother Greti and father Robert who once transformed their family farm into a place to welcome guests and serve good food. For 30 years, Greti put her heart and soul into cooking delicious traditional and regional dishes. Meanwhile, Robert stocked the wine cellar with local gems. Hotel Langgenhof is now a paradise for wine lovers: Peter’s wine list features more than 500 wines. The newest part of the hotel, which includes the panoramic wellness area and swimming pool, as well as the complete renovation of the main building, was designed by Peter's cousin Martin Mutschlechner, his partner Marco Bucci and Peter's sister Verena.
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 am OchsentorAndernach, Germany
Andernach is a town at the eastern edge of the Eifel hills. With more than 2000 years of history, this is one of the oldest towns in Germany, so there are plenty of cultural attractions to enjoy. Hotel am Ochsentor opened in the town centre in 2016. The stylishly modern atmosphere starts as you step through the glass entrance. The mood continues in the guestrooms and bathrooms, with their calm contemporary colours and complementary choice of materials and fabrics. The interior design contributes to the hotel’s distinctive relaxed atmosphere. It’s a place to unwind and take it easy – also for your dog, as this is a pet-friendly hotel. And of course, it’s also an outstanding place to dine.
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 Fabrique du Pré MahoOur, Paliseul, Belgium
Chef Maxime Collard, of La Table de Maxime, opened his second hotel in his native village Our, in the Belgian Ardennes. The modern five storey building is constructed against a hillside. An architectural masterpiece, full of modern subtleties. Its roof is covered in solar panels and the building’s timbered exterior, providing excellent insulation, ages beautifully with time from a rosy orange to a silver grey. The hotel was christened ‘La Fabrique du Pré Maho’, meaning The Factory on Mr. Maho’s Field. The sturdy interior features unpolished wood in the rooms and slate tiles in the bathrooms.
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.
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!
MANNANijmegen, The Netherlands
Nijmegen has a rich history dating back some 2000 years. It is a cosmopolitan and vibrant student city. Hotel MANNA is located in the centre of the city in a historic building that dates from 1896. Design office Egoista.com designed the interior, beautifully merging modern design and comfort. The charming luxury suites are individually styled. They offer plenty of space to sleep, bathe, relax or work. The heart of MANNA is its vibrant restaurant and seafood bar.
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.
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.
Nidum BoetiekhotelGrave, The Netherlands
Spending the night in a monumental building becomes reality at Nidum Boetiekhotel, which is opening soon. Nidum is currently working on the six hotel rooms, which are expected to open in the late summer of 2022. The 16th century building was transformed into a house of inspiration. The overall concept Nidum, which is Latin for 'nest', is a place for inspiration and awakening new ideas, where the focus is on interior design and art, it feels like a 'warm nest' here. This beautiful location, the Arsenaal and Grave, is where several showrooms, stores and Restaurant Ovum come together. A new addition is Nidum Boetiekhotel, the Arsenaal has been transformed into 6 beautiful rooms decorated by different interior designers where you can enjoy an overnight stay. As a result, that each room has its own unique character.
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.
Suitehotel PincoffsRotterdam, The Netherlands
Suitehotel Pincoffs is a boutique hotel with international flair housed in a historical monument from 1879 on the Kop van Zuid in Rotterdam. The interior offers an exciting mix of antique, design and photography combined with modern comforts. The former customs office with a view of the river features a suite with a secret entrance, a Love Suite with a whirlpool for two and a duo-shower as well as a designer suite with luxurious furniture made from recycled materials.
The CollectorDen Haag, The Netherlands
The Hague has style. This will come as no surprise, of course, given that this city beside the dunes is home to the Dutch parliament and the king. Follow sophisticated locals to upmarket delicatessens, or check out the trendy Foodhallen, The Hague has it all.
Villa KranenberghBergen, The Netherlands
Discover Villa Kranenbergh, the most enchanting Boutique Hotel in picturesque Bergen, North Holland. Here, a paradise awaits on the edge of the forest, just a 100-meter walk from the charming town center - the perfect destination for an enchanting stay on the Dutch coast.
Ysbrantsz Boutique Hotel & RestaurantHoorn, The Netherlands
In 2020, owners Marco and Laura opened Boutique Hotel & Restaurant Ysbrantsz in the heart of Hoorn, a historic port city. The flair of the Dutch Golden Age is still very much visible here. This is reflected at Ysbrantz where, in the 17th century, Johan Ysbrantsz was a restaurateur, a warm, hospitable man who liked to give his guests the feeling of coming home. At Roode Steen 14, he cooked meals with spices that the sailors brought back from faraway journeys. At Ysbrantsz Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, hospitality and sustainability (gas-free) are key. Ysbrantsz gives the feeling of coming home. A place for a cosy dinner, a good cup of coffee and a night in one of the historic, modernly renovated rooms.
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