With its location on a quiet street and its typical redbrick exterior with steep gables, the Jacobs is good for those who want a neighborhood experience. North of the center, the hotel is just opposite Saint Gilles church. It’s always had a loyal following, and the guests who return year after year can only be pleased that this pleasant hotel was completely renovated in 2012–13 by its new Dutch owners. They’ve done a good job with the rooms, some of which are quite small, keeping a pleasant color scheme of grays and purples and mounting warm wood panels behind the beds, which have crisp white linen and soft throws on them. The result is stylish but perhaps a little impersonal. The buffet breakfast is served in a large and airy room that retains some period features; the cozy bar makes a good place to end the day.