The 19th-century mansion is an elegant hotel with tons of history and modern amenities. Hotel Heritage first opened as a hotel in 1993, was renovated in 2008, and now has a destination restaurant, stylish bar, and a fitness center located in an ancient cellar. Each of the 22 rooms is individually decorated in the 18th- and 19th-century style. Elegant wallpapers adorn the walls, chandeliers hang overhead, and bathrooms have the added touch of underfloor heating.

Bruges has made a name for itself in the gastronomy world with its numerous Michelin-rated restaurants. Luckily you don’t have to go far to savor the local cuisine. Hotel Heritage’s Le Mystique Restaurant serves up some of the best Belgian cuisine in the city under the direction of chef Gregory Slembrouck. A full buffet breakfast, including smoked salmon, cold meats, Flanders cheeses, and waffles among other tasty treats are served in the breakfast room. The dinner menu features locally sourced, organic ingredients and seasonal items, served in the charming dining room which dates to 1869. Enjoy signature cocktails and afternoon tea in the intimate Le Magnum bar and lounge.

Because of its gorgeous canals and waterways, Bruges has been nicknamed the “Venice of the North.” It’s a fairy tale setting with cobbled streets, medieval houses, and Gothic buildings. Hotel Heritage sits just north of the Markt, Bruges’s main historic square. From there it is easy to explore the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a designation the city wears with pride. Town Hall and the Groeningemuseum are within walking distance and the best shopping streets are close by.