This contemporary hotel, which opened in summer 2013, has shown itself to be a very welcome addition to a city noted for its traditions. The young couple who own it have a background in textiles, and this shows in the simple, clean, and elegant design of the wood-floored guest rooms. But the real wow factor here is from the superb photographs that cover some of ceilings: they depict the wood and stone vaults of some of Bruges's most iconic buildings. If the view from your bed is too much, opt for one of the more modern rooms, which have stylized writing on the cream walls, or the room with a panoramic canal view on one wall. Or just look out of the window at the roofs of Bruges. Bathrooms have frosted glass walls, which adds to the airy feeling. You can take breakfast in the spacious café here, which has snacks at lunch and becomes a local meeting place in the evening. A friendly welcome, a complimentary drink (if you booked directly), and a small and pretty paved garden at the back are all nice extras.