'DE HOEDENMAKER': CHARMING 17TH-CENTURY FLEMISH HOME

Francis Micholt

Speaks dutch, french, german, english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Francis Micholt

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'DE HOEDENMAKER': CHARMING 17TH-CENTURY FLEMISH HOME

Bruges (Brugge) House Rental Photos and Description

3BR Charming 17th-Century Flemish Home

'De Hoedenmaker,' is an exceptional beautiful holiday home. It is located in the heart of old Bruges. The facade is built in the traditional step-gable style that is typical of the finest Flemish Renaissance homes. Built in the 1600's, it has all the charm and elegance of Renaissance Europe. Located in the peaceful St. Gilles quarter, it is only a 10 minute walk to the Market Square and the Belfry tower. 'De Hoedenmaker' is a three-level house with a total of 110 square meters living area, completely renovated and furnished. The kitchen includes a full complement of cooking utensils and cutlery. Large, comfortable beds ensure a relaxing and enjoyable visit.

The house faces south and takes in plenty of sun year round. It also has a private walled-in garden. You will love this relaxing resort and immediately feel at home. Guests who want to visit Bruges will enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the city. “We wish you a pleasant stay in a magnificent Bruges!”

Local manager (speaks English, Dutch, German, French). 'House Book' included at the house, with extensive information on house details, restaurants, shops, history, etc. The house faces south, and takes in plenty of sun throughout the year. 'De Hoedenmaker' is located in a quiet residential area, about 400m north of Markt square, near the 14th-century St. Gilles church.

In the Surrounding Area:: Town of Damme, 3 km (bike or canal ride). Belgian Seashore, 12 km. Gent, 45 km. Brussels, 90 km.

This house makes an ideal base from which to see all of north-western Europe. Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp, Paris, Cologne, even London, are all within an easy day's drive or train ride. Many guests rent for 3 weeks or more, making numerous side trips.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have just returned from a marvelous week in Brugge. Your home was so nicely located,very cozy, and with a well stocked kitchen,all of which made the trip indeed memorable. Your agent Mr Grande was very helpful. Your house book was full of all the information needed, and contributed to a very expansive sightseeing experience.

You can be assured of our return visit one day and that we will recommend your home to friends contemplating a trip to Brugge.
Jan 2009
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Francis Micholt

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Speaks dutch, french, german, english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
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'De Hoedenmaker': Charming 17th-century Flemish Home
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'De Hoedenmaker': Charming 17th-century Flemish Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p303679
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Bruges (Brugge) Flanders & Brussels
5

FANTASTIC STAY IN A CHARMING HOUSE!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Without hesitation, I would recommend De Hoedenmaker to anyone looking to have a wonderful stay in a quiet neighborhood in Bruges. The description in the listing is completely accurate, as are the many positive reviews. Francis & Marie-Christine are wonderful hosts, and strive to give every guest a wonderful stay. They are careful to make sure all details are perfect -- even having coffee, Belgian chocolate and Belgian beer waiting for you upon arrival. They clearly want each guest enjoy their time in Bruges, and we are very thankful for the hospitality they showed to us. The house itself is wonderful, and perfect for families. It is a very short walk to the bustling Markt area, but far enough away to be a respite from the crowds Our family hopes to return to Bruges someday, and when we do, De Hoedenmaker will be our #1 choice.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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'De Hoedenmaker': Charming 17th-century Flemish Home
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Bruges (Brugge) Flanders & Brussels
5

A BEAUTIFUL FLEMISH HOME IN PERFECT PART OF BRUGGE

  • 5 of 5
Can't recommend this little Flemish home enough. We arrived a day early and our hosts very graciously let us in a day early. We stayed here with our two kids and there was plenty of space plus beautiful family touches like board games, toys and movies. The hosts provide a really handy guide to Brugge which pointed us towards a few restaurant gems and cultural sites. We would definitely stay here again. Enough room for two couples.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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5

PERSONAL WELCOME & LOVINGLY CARED FOR COZY HOUSE.

Personal welcome & lovingly cared for cozy house.
  • 5 of 5
The listing was accurate and the photos reflected the house well. The property was exceptionally well cared for and maintained. The kitchen was well equipped and well kept. The owners themselves greated us and showed us how everything worked. They clearly care for the house. The best "welcome book" ever! Photos, instructions, tourist ideas, restaurants....everything in the book to make you feel at home. Tom's Diner is highly recommeded but was closed for vacations...so sad. But Tom's is recommeded by Rick Steves' Travel Guide and he gave us great bus instructions to get to this location from train station. We lunched at Jan Van Eyck Restaurant & Tea room which was nice, caual, friendly and affordable with good omlettes. Dinner at Herberg Vlissingle on Blenkerstraat 2 - very old pub, very casual and good food.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'De Hoedenmaker': Charming 17th-century Flemish Home
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5

WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
The property listing is absolutely accurate. The booking procedure with Francis was straightforward and very quick. The welcome from Marie Christine at the property was first class; warm, friendly and so helpful - I could recommend the property from this aspect alone. The house is fully equipped and as others have said, very central. This makes it easy to return to the house during the day to relax between sight-seeing events should you wish to. We arrived by car but after unloading at the house, didn't use it again during our four day stay. Free car parking is about a 6 minute walk from the house - the owner could not have done more to help with finding a space and directions (essentially she will take you there and bring you back to the property, so it is hassle-free). The information book in the house is really comprehensive; Marie Christine provided a map, more information as required, tips and advice and is a real ambassador for Bruges. There was some Belgian beer in the refrigerator and a sample of chocolates too! I am not usually moved to write reviews but the welcome and service at "De Hoedenmaker" was of such a high standard that it would have been wrong of me not to have done so. We are a couple with three teenaged children - we all loved Bruges and would happily visit again.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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'De Hoedenmaker': Charming 17th-century Flemish Home
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+32 498 714717
Bruges (Brugge) Flanders & Brussels
5

A TASTE OF BRUGGE

  • 5 of 5
The De Hoedenmaker house is the perfect rental. There were 5 in our party...2 adults and 3 teenagers. The kids each had their own bed which they were looking forward to after having to share beds nights before. The kitchen was stocked with essentials...cooking utensils, coffee, spices. A binder was supplied that included pamphlets on different places to eat and activities to do.

We took a taxi from the train station to De Hoedenmaker. It cost 13 euros to get to the house and 11 euros to get to the train station.

We rented bikes (8 euros per day per bike) at Snuffles. If you choose to rent bikes, just be there early enough so there are enough bikes. We got there at 10 am and took the last bikes. My daughter got a flat, but we returned it for another bike without any problems.

Down the street from Snuffles is Spegelaere (chocolates). The owners were helpful and the chocolates delicious. We bought chocolates and were able to transport them back to the US without any meltage. This was a nice treat for our famlily and friends.

The Fry Museum was interesting. I know more information about potatoes now:)

Being that the town is not that big, the location of the house is ideal. We were greeted upon arrival and had all of our questions answered.

We would love to visit Brugge again.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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'De Hoedenmaker': Charming 17th-century Flemish Home
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Bruges (Brugge) Flanders & Brussels
Seattle, WA/United States
5

BRUGE VACATION

  • 5 of 5
We spent 4 wonderful days in this Bruge house on vacation. The house made our vacation. It was very nice and absolutely adorable. The house was even better than the photos reflected and extremely clean and well maintained. The owner spent an hour with us when we arrived explaining the amenities and the many tourist acitivities in Bruge, understandly proud of her town. We were less than a block away from the best restaurant in Bruge, Tom's Diner. We would definitely recommend this property and would love to return.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Brussels
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Zeebruges
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Bruges
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Bruges
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Zeebruges
Car: not necessary

'De Hoedenmaker' is located in the heart of ancient Bruges, just a 5-minute walk from Market square, the town center, and the shopping district.

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Availability & Rates

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Bruges (Brugge) House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Summer
Apr 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
€120
€756
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €6 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€115
€630
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €150.00
• Rates are per night, based on 2 guests; add €6.00 per night, per additional guest
• Children up to 2 years are free.
MINIMUM STAY: 3 nights.
Rates include all utilities, linens, towels and end cleaning.

Deposit of 20% of rental amount to confirm the reservation.
Due balance is to be paid cash on your arrival.
Notes Security deposit of 150 Euro/dollar/pounds is required at time of check-in & refundable on departure

Cancellation: Refund of deposit, less 10% of rental if cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival date.
Refund of deposit less 20% of rental if cancelled 15-30 days prior.
Full rent due if less than 15 days prior.
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Amenities

Bruges (Brugge) House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Living Room
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Studio - 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom #3 is a converted loft, accessible through master bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
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