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'De Hoedenmaker': Cosy 17th century Flemish House in historical centre of Bruges

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine


About the property

3 bedrooms (sleeps 4- 6); 2 bathrooms

'De Hoedenmaker,' is an exceptional beautiful holiday house. It is located in the heart of Bruges. The facade is built in the traditional step-gable style that is typical of the finest Flemish houses. It is a charming and elegance house built in 1675. Located in the peaceful and quiet area of Saint Gilles quarter, about 400m north of the medieval port of the city and only a 10 minutes' 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 in 2003 and refurbisched in 2017.

The kitchen includes a full complement of cooking utensils and cutlery. One the 1st floor there are 2 separate bedrooms with a Queen bed in each. One of the Queens can be separated in two beds if necessary. On the 2nd floor, in connection with the master bedroom, there is a twin bed (full size single beds for adults). On the 1st floor there is a full bathroom and second toilet on the ground floor. Central heating. The house faces south and takes in plenty of sun year round. It also has a private walled-in terrrace and laundry room. In the living room you'll find cableTV, DVD, books, ... Fast WiFi is available for free.

Guests who want to visit Bruges will enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the city. The house is situated in a very quiet historic part of Bruges. 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. Nearest recommended restaurant at 50 m: “Tom’s Dinner”. Touristical leaflets on Bruges and its surroundings are available.

We wish you a pleasant stay in a magnificent Bruges!

More Details

Property Manager
Pascal Craeye
Member since: 1998
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Pascal Craeye

Pascal and Greet are married and live in Bruges ever since they were born. We have five children, all grown up already. Professionaly we are both active in education. We are happy to make you feel at home.

Pascal Craeye purchased this house in 2016


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Brugge in Bruges

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds (80x200cm | 32"x79"), can arranged as queen size
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , queen size bed, fitted for a couple (160x200xm | 63"x79")
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , queen size bed, can be seperated (160x200xm | 63"x79")
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
hint: cheap parking near railwaystation '(2 km away; €3.50/day + free busticket for every guest)


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'De Hoedenmaker': Cosy 17th century Flemish House in historical centre of Bruges
average rating of 4.95 based on 100 reviews
Chicago Area

Close to town, super comfortable, cute and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here three nights with two teenagers. The house is in a quiet and cute neighborhood, very close to the city center. The house has everything you need and is very comfortable for four people. The third bedroom is a loft above the master, so perfect for children but I would not recommend for an extra couple. Pascal gives great local tips on where to eat and to get beer and chocolate. Bruges is a beautiful town, to avoid the crowds, just walk two streets away form the main streets, it will be as pretty but more quiet. We loved our dinner at ‘t Gezelleke on Carmerstraat. Make sure to take the Gouden-Handrei Canal on your way to the restaurant because cars are not allowed here this it is quiet and pretty. The restaurant has something for everybody but they also serve more authentic Belgian food and they have a few very good local beers. It has a nice local feel, not touristy even though many tourists seem to eat here. For chocolate: Pascal’s family owns a very good chocolate store next to the Burg Square and it is very reasonably priced. So highly recommend it. For very high quality and high prices! go to Pralinette in De Wollestraat. Also try the hot chocolate cappucino here, a nice experience. We also bought and tasted the best cookies ever next door at Juliette. Don’t skip this one if you are close by! We highly recommend this house! The location is perfect and the house very nice.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the good review Renee. Happy you had a good time and enjoyed Bruges restaurants and chocolate ;-)
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Marvellous place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best rentals I have stayed at. The owner met us at the station and then spent a quarter of an hour when in the property explaining where all the most remarkable sights in Bruges were, before leaving us to enjoy a tremendous week. The property is spotless and very tastefully decorated and close to the centre. stay there again some day.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Matthew. Hope to have you in our house again in the future. Pascal and Greet
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

De Hoedenmaker is a lovely cosy house in a great location. We really enjoyed our stay. Pascal was so helpful and gave us great recommendations. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive review Kayla. You are always welcome in Bruges.
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Great little house with character and charm - ideal for our family break.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Bruges whilst staying in this property. The facilities were good and Pascal was helpful. Grandparents, parents and young children all enjoyed the stay. Toys provided for the kids (5, 3 and 6 months) were particularly welcome. The kitchen was sufficient to prepare evening meals for 6 and the laundry room helped us to keep on top of the washing.

Only point to note if you are not a family is that the room with 2 single beds is accessed via the main bedroom and is on a kind of mezz floor. Great for us but maybe less so for 3 couples.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay - can recommend books & brunch and chez vincent for lunch times - the children loved the canals and the windmills and there is a small playground less than 5 mins away which was good fun.

Hope to visit again..

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, well-maintained historical building.

  • 5 of 5

I have visited Brugge at least 14 times. In the early days we relied primarily on hotels. Over the years we have begun using apartments, including renovated buildings from the 17th Century. De Hoedenmaker is the best we have found. The modern interior was well executed and all of our 6 adults really liked the building, its interior and the location of the building in Brugge. It was a great home base for each of the 3 couples to go to different parts of Brugge, then to return for communal meals and meetings. The kitchen is well-equipped and we all enjoyed stepping out to the outdoor patio. The owner was a treasure trove of local information and history. I will be recommending it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive review.
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  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect home away from home during our stay in Bruges. The owner Pascal went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed and more! Nicely furnished and secure. It is located just a short walk from everything yet out of the tourist hustle. Great local restaurants just steps away. I highly recommend De Hoedenmaker and hope to return one day soon.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Jennifer. Always Welcome in Bruges, Pascal and Greet
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
cafe Vlissinge
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Tom's Dinner
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Located in Bruges, Flanders, western Belgium.

Nearby the medieval port of the city.

Just 10 km from the North Sea.

About a 1-hour drive from Brussels airport


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Brugge, Flanders & Brussels

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Off-season (2018 | 2)
15 Oct 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Off-Season (2019 | 1)
15 Jan 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £131.46

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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