Relax by local lakes, swim in the sea or enjoy active water sports in the refreshing water with the sun on your face. Each of these hotels is a waterfront paradise with the luxury to unwind.
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.
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 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.
Burghotel-Restaurant Auf SchönburgOberwesel, Germany
The vicinity of the medieval town of Oberwesel is known for its excellent Rhine wines. Steeply sloped vineyards cover the hills. Nature in the Oberes Mittelrheintal is dazzling and listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here, high above the Rhine valley, is lies Burghotel & Restaurant Auf Schönburg. A lovingly restored castle which dates back to the year 966. One look at the photo of this castle hotel in enough to see that it is a bucket-list experience. The rooms have been restored with an eye for detail and for the castle’s history: they feature four-poster beds, alcoves, stained-glass windows, plastered ceilings and balconies with views over the meandering Rhine. The kitchen is well stocked with seasonal and regional produce and the cellar holds the very best regional wines.
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.
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.
Delfins Beach ResortKralendijk, Bonaire, The Netherlands
Delfins Beach Resort exceeds all guest expectations through offering a fantastic stay at the pearl white beaches that Carribean Island Bonaire offers. The resort, located directly at the sea, is filled with tropic flora which gives the design beautiful green accents. You spend the night at Delfins in style. Whether you choose for a studio with its own terrace, or one of the apartments with fully equipped kitchen: you will have everything you need. The panorama penthouse offers the grandest views of the azure sea. Would you like to have some extra space, than the XL Panorama is the right choice. The utmost comfortable villa's with three- or four bedrooms are truly equipped with plenty of comfort, inside as well as outside on the terrace, to guarantee an enjoyable stay.
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.
Hotel DuinhofDe Haan, Belgium
De Haan, also called Le Coq sur Mer, is a charming, old-fashioned seaside resort with beautiful belle-époque villas, pleasant restaurants and the well-known over 100-year old Royal Ostende Golf Club. The beaches of de Haan are genuine family beaches with colourful beach huts. Duinhof is situated at the edge of this lovely coastal village. Duinhof is an attractive small-scale country house hotel where English ambiance meets Flemish Hospitality. All rooms are furnished with antique furniture and king-size beds. The English style furnishings immediately catch the eye. Each room has a private terrace with a view of the larger gardens and the heated swimming pool.
Hotel Flora BatavaNieuwersluis, The Netherlands
The Vecht region is a beautiful, diverse area with numerous estates, castles, forts, windmills and nature reserves. Enjoy water sports activities in the Loosdrecht lakes and afterwards seek the blissful tranquillity. Park the sloop at the dock and follow the footpath through the enchanting garden. That is where you will find boutique hotel Flora Batava, a real eye-catcher on the banks of the river Vecht.
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 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 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. Jeroen Achtien, the Dutchman won his spurs at the celebrated restaurant De Librije (three Michelin stars) back in his home country. Achtien is head of both of Hotel Vitznauerhof’s restaurants. Restaurant Sens, the culinary flagship, serves regional specialities and modern creations.
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.
Hôtel MassonVeytaux, Switzerland
It’s not surprising that stars like Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and Keith Richards owned houses in Montreux. The town is a sophisticated haven, yet a hub for talented artists. The boulevard along the banks of Lake Geneva and the annual Montreux Jazz Festival are world-famous. Hôtel Masson, a beacon of fine hospitality, offers truly magnificent views across the lake to the Swiss and French Alps beyond. The hotel’s rich historical atmosphere, from the Belle Époque décor to creaking parquet floors, features the original furniture. Hôtel Masson is the most historic Hotel in the entire area of the Montreux Riviera. Classified as regional architectural heritage, as well as honored from ICOMOS for its outstanding conservation and hospitality, the Masson is a contemporary witness of almost 200 years of hotel history. When the weather is fine – and it often is-, you can enjoy breakfast on the balcony, with a view across Lake Geneva
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.
Mauritz Grand Café, Restaurant and HotelWillemstad, The Netherlands
The lovely town of Willemstad is named after William of Orange (1533-1584) founder of The Netherlands. The town’s fortifications bear witness to a rich past. In the town centre lies Grand Café, Restaurant, Salon & Hotel Mauritz in a 19th century building which has been meticulously restored and refurbished. Granito floors, tile mosaics and the wooden bar in the Grand Café exude the atmosphere of a Parisian Brasserie, including striking poster in art nouveau style. The strong pillars originate from a Brussels’ metro station.
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.
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.
Skotel The HagueThe Hague, The Netherlands
Skotel The Hague is the second training hotel of Hotelschool The Hague. Housekeeping, operations, the kitchen and service are completely operated by the students. With hospitality deeply embedded in Skotel The Hague's DNA, as part of their education they work with professionalism and care, ensuring that their guests have an unforgettable stay! You can also combine your stay at Skotel The Hague with a culinary experience. Le Début, the fine dining restaurant of Hotelschool The Hague. The restaurant is completely run by the students as part of their education, under the supervision of a professional chef-instructor and a maître d'hôtel.
Stadspaleis Old RuitenborghVollenhove, The Netherlands
Historic Vollenhove is perhaps one of the best kept secrets of the eastern Netherlands. For centuries, fishermen set sail from the harbour on what was once the open sea, but today is an inland waterway – the little town has been enveloped by reclaimed land. In the 17th century, Vollenhove had no fewer than 17 stately manor houses, which earned it the name ‘City of Palaces’.
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.
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.
Villa BeukenhofOegstgeest, The Netherlands
You will be hard pressed to find a nicer place for leisure or business meetings. Villa Beukenhof has so much to offer, the cosy bar is ideal for an aperitif or after dinner drink, a charming restaurant and a bistro with a touch of Paris, a grand terrace in the middle of the garden, a centuries old venerable beech tree, relaxing lounge chairs, wonderful hotel rooms, meeting rooms, venue rooms and a cigar room. The comfortable suites are well appointed. The suites are individually styled and have international names, such as Paris, New York, Dubai or Tokyo. Whether your preference is ultramodern and high tech, including shower with mood lighting or old-world charm with a four-poster bed from 1740, it is all there for you to discover and enjoy!
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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