The best places to escape on a romantic trip in Belgium
Belgium is filled with romantic places to escape a few days with your loved one. Whether it is in the heart of the Ardennes, by the water or even in Brussels, there is a place out there that will fill your hearts and charm your loved one! With Valentine’s Day coming up, I felt it was the perfect occasion to tell you about my favorite places that are just little gems of cosy-ness and romance. You’ll read about some places I went to and some I dream about!
* Article head picture by @jhonb
Les Cabanes de Rensiwez, cabins in the Ardennes
Located in the province of Luxembourg, in the heart of the Belgian Ardennes, “Les cabanes de Rensiwez” (literally, the cabins of Rensiwez) is the ideal place for a romantic getaway in our beautiful Belgian countryside. You’ll experience a complete change of scenery in these perched huts, and enjoy ecologically designed architecture built in communion with the surrounding nature, each with their different style! For example, you can sleep under a panoramic roof open on the starry night, in a bird’s nest in the middle of a sumptuous wooden cabin or take a bath in a beautiful stone basin, cradled by the firelight with views of the countryside … Cocooning and romance guaranteed! They have a dozen suites and cabins with prices ranging from 100€ to 500€ per night depending on the season and the days of the week.
Martin’s Patershof, a hotel in a church
Only 20 minutes away from Brussels, this place is the ideal escape for history lovers and quirky, unusual surroundings. The Martin’s Patershof is the ideal place to head to if you’re looking for a romantic escape in Belgium! This 4-star hotel has taken its roots…in a church in the middle of Malines! You’ll notice arched vaults, stone columns, stained glass, and other tributes to the sacred aspect of the building, for a more than romantic night in a luxurious setting. Last exquisite detail: the bedding is furnished by Salus, the official supplier of the Belgian Court!
Martin’s Patershof ****
2800 Mechelen (Malines)
Tél. +32 (0)15 46 46 46
Le Ne5t, luxurious apartments
Located at the summit of Namur’s citadel, this resort and spa has several suites and apartments, decorated with a lot of style, ranging from super modern to very rustic. Its localisation is perfect to discover the citadel on the banks of the Meuse river and the lovely city that is Namur! The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant, but proposes an in-suite dining service for a perfect intimate romantic night! During Summertime, you can have a gastronomic breakfast by the pool and even have a dive if the weather allows it. For the rest of the year, you can enjoy the sumptuous indoor pool and the spa services. Should you like to find restaurants and places to visit in the area, I urge you to read my article about my favorite places in Namur . You can also read all about my personal experience in this article, which I wrote just after my stay!
NE5T Hôtel et SPA
5000 NAMUR (Belgique)
+32 (0)81 58 88 88
The Forest, a tiny house with a view
For nature lovers that are looking for a place to relax and unwind, this tiny house built on the edge of a pond in the middle of the forest will fulfill your heart’s desire. Located in the heart of the Flemish Brabant, a quick 20 minutes from Brussels, this wooden chalet (entirely eco-responsible and built with prestigious materials like Brother Oak mind you) with a breathtaking view on the water and the forest will offer a complete change of scenery! You’ll love having breakfast on the terrace during Summer or enjoying the view on the frozen lake from a hot bath during Winter.
+32 495 63 04 93
BEA Bed & Breakfast, chique at the Belgian seaside
The Villa of BEA Mombaers is THE PLACE TO BE if you’re heading for a romantic escape by the seaside. Being an interior decorator, this lady with incredible taste owns one of the most renown decorating stores at the seaside, Items, and is regularly featured in Europes biggest design magazines. I’ve rarely seen an interior decorated with such good taste and originality! You’ll enjoy a warm and homely welcome and feel instantly at home once you cross the door. Hop on a bicycle (that you can rent on the spot) to stroll around Knokke, Belgium’s most classy seaside town where you’ll appreciate fine dining, exquisite shopping, waterfront walks and sandcastles.
t +32 (0)50 603 606