Not long been back from Bruges where I had a wonderful informative break. I was there for a week so also had time to visit Ghent, Brussels/Waterloo and take a guided tour to the Flanders battlefields. I can only reiterate many other reviews that this B&B is one Bruge's bargains in what can be an expensive city. The place is chock full of arty bits and bobs and the Red room itself has many oriental and middle eastern influences. I believe from this year that Huub and Jeannine are only renting out one room, the Red one, so availability may be scarce at times.
Many reviews have mentioned the ample tasty breakfast which is taken in H & J's open plan living space to the sound of soft classical music whilst looking at a tank of tropical fish! Great!
The Red room itself has everything you need. It is warm, the shower is hot, there is ample hanging space and a chinese wardrobe for tops etc. There's also a small terrace looking onto a small canal. There's also bathrobes, towels and a hairdryer plus shower cream and handwash. There's also a small fridge with a welcome free beer!
It's only about a 10 minute walk to/from the station and is near to everything as central Bruges is not too big, although everywhere is cobbled so you may need 'sensible shoes'.
Bruges is very pretty ,of course, and can get busy at weekends. Being there in the winter was great as it was relatively quiet at night, though some restaurants were closed.
Places I liked were Cambrinus (for a choice of 400 beers, always busy as the food is good as well), Cafe Vlissinghe (supposedly the oldest pub in Bruge,all wooden panelling and communal tables), 't Pallieterke (just around the corner on the 't Zand), L'Estaminet (for more wood pannelling and good food and Pas Partout (run as a social project for out of work people, sparse surroundings but bargain food.
The tour of the battlefields was excellent. Run by Nathan at Flanders Battlefied day tours (www.visitbruges.org) it was a full and informative day.
All in all a great time in Brugge!
- Also Known As:
- Baert Hotel Bruges
- Baert Bed And Breakfast