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... told us it. We then drove through France to get the ferry back to England. Once there it was back on another bus to get through to London to the hostel where it first started for the people who had been on the full 29day tour. Sarah and Ben, this awesome couple that actually got engaged in Switzerland during the tour, had decided they would stay in a hotel that night and couldn't get their money back from the hostel so I ended up taking ...
... awe inspiring but then most hotel breakfast buffets aren't. cooking for masses of people means you cook fast and to the lowest common denominator, it seems for most hotels. While we are not gourmands by any means, it is hard to be impressed by any hotel breakfasts these days. still, it's a good meal to get with your room and starts the day out nice, or at least with a cup of coffee.
Off we go and we are headed for the museum ...
... It was the nicest and most well-organized AirBnB experience we had yet witnessed.
We headed out on foot from our place to Bruges Centrum. After a few blocks, we were at one of the gates of Bruges. After you walk through the gate, you find yourself in one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in Europe, full of old houses and churches, cobblestone streets and sidewalks, and canals and bridges. At first, it is quiet and peaceful, and you ...
... Neighbours, in Burg Square. We followed her along the busy streets to the canals to get a better look and we were convinced that indeed it was her. After the excitement, we decided to try the pub Anne recommended, Cambrinus, for an early tea. Lucky we did go early, as we had an hour to eat, then everything was reserved. We had wanted to try a signature fish in each country, but that hadn't worked out too well for us yet. But here I ordered the Flemish carbonades and apple ...
... old town that remained as such due to trade coming to a halt rendering the town hardly touched for a few hundred years. Lovely canals and cute step shaped roofed houses. Then enjoyed some generous servings of moules frites for dinner, so so good!
Friday we took off towards the Dutch border on a bike tour. Picturesque countryside, windmills crushing seeds, monster cows: Belgium farmers breed some cows which are a cross between 3 ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Absoluut Verhulst Brugge
My wife and I had a wonderful, memorable stay in Brugge with Freida and Benno at the Absoluut Verhulst. Brugge is a wonderful city and we will definitely stay here again if we have the opportunity.
My husband and I stayed at Absolut Verhulst for two nights in May of this year and I have nothing but compliments to share about this terrific B&B. What a perfect location...walking distance to windmills, the city centre, shopping and terrific restaurants. Our hosts, Benno and Freida were friendly, helpful and accommodating and certainly helped make our stay in this wonderful city a real pleasure. The room (the classic) was clean, quiet and tastefully decorated with a comfortable bed and ensuite bathroom. Breakfasts were fabulous with fresh fruit each morning and Benno's custom-made egg and bacon dish, fresh breads, croissants and delicious coffee. Surprisingly, for a bed and breakfast, our bed was made up each day. What a treat...in fact our whole visit to Bruges was wonderful and I shall not hesitate to recommend this B&B to friends and in giving full marks to Absolut Verhulst and its hosts for making it all so perfect.
Myself and my husband headed to Bruges to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. We selected Absoluut Verhulst after reading the reviews here and we were NOT disappointed. This is far and away the best B&B we've ever stayed in (and we've done a lot of travelling). Benno and Freda are absolutely fantastic and have impeccable taste so their home is fabulous. We stayed in the 'loft suite' and it comes highly recommended. The breakfast is superb, they provide a range of complimentary travel guides (to borrow), and you can rent bikes for the day for €5/day (highly recommended)! It's a five minute walk (if that) from the centre of the city. The only thing we would say is that this property may not be suitable for those who may have difficulty with stairs as there's a lovely original but narrow stairwell to the bedrooms.... Book in now or you'll end up disappointed!
Two friends and I converged from London, Paris, and the US to spend three nights last week at Absoluut Verhulst and we cannot say enough positives about our experience. We arrived late Sunday evening while Frieda and Benno were entertaining guests - they immediately attended to our needs, including lugging a large suitcase up the winding staircase. The rooms were wonderful - my two friends had the suite with a loft, allowing them each to have privacy while sharing common space. My room was on the floor below and was extremely comfortable with a large double bed, sitting area, refrigerator, and bathroom with shower.
The Absoluut Verhulst was one of the best B&B's we stayed in during our three weeks in Belgium and France in September, and we highly recommend it for many reasons.
A Wonderful Bed & Breakfast
We have recently returned from two weeks in Europe. We spent 4 nights in Bruges at Absoluut Verhulst and were very pleased. Benno and Frieda were very gracious hosts who took care of all of ours needs. The room was very clean and the breakfasts were great. Our last day happened to coincide with a country wide strike which shut down all rail and bus service in the country. Benno and Frieda offered to drive us to Lille, France to get the Eurostar to Paris. This saved us hours of frustration and inconvenience. We will always remember their kindness and consideration.
The best B&B we've ever stayed at
Having read some fantastic reviews on this website I felt compelled to write a very positive review following our recent stay.
Benno and Freda are the most lovely couple and really made us feel welcome from the moment we walked through the door at 9.30am on a Sunday morning. Nothing was too much trouble - the room (we had the garden room) was very comfortable although the stairs are steep down to the bathroom if you are a little unsteady on your feet!
The breakfast is a real treat and served at a nice leisurely pace - Benno makes a great scrambled egg, ham and cheese dish.
Although there's no designated hotel parking, Freda provided us with a pass and found us a space around the corner.
Just returned from a whirlwind trip through Europe and I must say staying at Absoluut Verhulst in Brugge was one of the biggest highlights of the trip. Location is great - the house is very centrally located but still on a quiet street. As far as comfort, my wife and I really felt at home here. The room was very spacious, nice furniture and a great view into gardens. Breakfasts were simply magnificent. Much, much more than other B&B breakfasts of coffee, juice and danishes. Benno and Frieda are great hosts- they were quick to handle any needs we had. They made great suggestions for restaurants, shopping for chocolates, even french fry stands (which we had plenty of!). They had a special map of all the suggestions that was much easier to follow than the one we had. I must say the most gracious moment came on our last day. We got a very early start and Frieda insisted at fixing us breakfast before we left even though it was 2 hours early! Simply a great place that we will definitely come back to.
My college age daughter and I spent two nights at this lovely B&B just a 5 minute walk from the medieval center of town. Benno & Frieda were charming, friendly and so helpful and accommodating. Our room overlooked a garden courtyard and the bed and duvet were so comfortable. The heat was regulated by us and the room was tastefully decorated and bright. The bathroom was several steps down en suite and was enormous, modern and bright as well with a walk in shower that could accommodate 4. Together with an incredibly sumptuous and delicious breakfast, this marvelous B&B was just 75 euros per night (cash) including tax and breakfast. Reserve early as there are only 3 rooms and it was full mid-week off-season.
We've just returned from a wonderfully refreshing stay in Bruges after discovering possibly the best B&B in Belgium! The Absoluut Verhulst Bed and Breakfast is in a quiet area (Verbrand Neiuwland), a pleasant 5-minute walk from the central market. The rooms are big, clean, warm and well-equipped with a TV, tea-making facilities and a fridge/mini-bar. The en-suite bathrooms are also spacious and pristine with a modern shower and plenty of mirrors and storage space. Our particular bathroom was on a different level and reached by a mini-staircase, which was a little challenging after indulging in Belgian beer!