Blue Woods Hotel

Blue Woods Hotel is conveniently located right off the highway. It’s about 15 minutes from Hof Van Cleve and one hour to Brussels airport. It’s quiet, clean, modern and spacious. Info Blue Woods Hotel | Stationsstraat 230, 8540 Deerlijk Belgium | 32 56 78 27 72 Follow Me Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Flickr

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Hof Van Cleve

Having only two nights to spend in Belgium, I knew I didn’t want to stay in Brussels and that I would have to choose my meals carefully. This short but intense food trip proved that some of the best culinary treasures and talents lie outside the metropolitan areas. The challenge was that most restaurants on my list were located about an hour away from…

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Willem Hiele

Close to the North Sea in Western Belgium is a charming fisherman’s house that’s been transformed into a restaurant called Willem Hiele. A lot of the produce used is grown on site and there are even chickens, ducks and roosters roaming freely in their own big space. There is also a swing set on the property.…

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Hertog Jan

Hertog Jan is a three-Michelin starred restaurant serving modern Belgian cuisine located about 20 minutes outside of Bruges. Open for lunch and dinner, the table may either select a variation of the tasting menu which is priced according to the number of courses or order a la carte. One can eat a simple 3 course dinner, build a decadent meal with…

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A Day in Bruges

Belgium is quietly nestled between the Netherlands, France and Germany with Dutch, French and German being the three official languages. Its proximity to France and Germany and its Indonesian colonial influences are reflective in the food. I had been to Belgium twice before, but wanted to try some places outside of Brussels. For 2016, there were over 130 restaurants…

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