This friendly, family-run hotel sits at the corner of two streets, directly across from the canal. Whether you approach it from the bridge or the canal, you get a great view of the two brick houses with steep gables that make it up. The Adornes is in a residential area, so you get a real feeling of living like a local, particularly if you borrow a bicycle from the hotel and do your sightseeing under your own steam. It's also well placed for walks north along the canal and east to the folk and lace museums, but it’s still reasonably close to the center. The 20 rooms are of different shapes and sizes, including some that are under the gables and that have old wooden beams that follow the shape of the roof. They're all comfortably and traditionally decorated; the bathrooms are all well sized, and some have baths, while others have just showers. There’s no Wi-Fi in guest rooms, but there is free Wi-Fi in public areas, as well as a computer for checking e-mail and the like. Beyond the small reception area and down a short corridor you come to the dining room. With its beamed ceiling, painted wooden floor, and old brick fireplace, it recalls something in a painting by a Flemish old master.  The hotel is extremely popular with returning guests, who discover updates each year. The enthusiastic owners do a good job of keeping things up, replacing the curtains or repainting the hallways, for instance, so that it feels like a real home as well as a good hotel.