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Hotel Oud Huis Amsterdam, Bruges, Belgium

Hotel room, Oud Huis Amsterdam
Hotel room, Oud Huis Amsterdam

The mule has just returned from five days in Belgium. We chose Bruges as our base and enjoyed four nights in Hotel Oud Huis Amsterdam, situated in a historic building overlooking one of the city’s trademark canals. We first eyed up the hotel as one of the many options offered by Eurostar in its train + hotel deals. There’s no shortage of hotel options for Bruges, however the sumptuous looking yet traditional surrounds of Oud Huis Amsterdam (henceforth OHA) won us over.

We had done our bit of research first, however, and noticed that the recent reviews on TripAdvisor were all glowing. This was very much our experience too. Our room was located in what appeared to be a relatively new extension added to the first floor, yet still part of the main building with views over the canal. The room was spacious, offering a blend of tradition, modernity and comfort that worked very successfully. Wooden beams sat aside glass tables and comfortable chairs in an ensemble that seemed inspired yet effortless. The tiled bathroom appeared at once to be clean and nicely appointed, with a stone style finish that retained an air not out of keeping with the rest of the room.

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The Mule goes on tour…

We’re off to Bruges for the week, so hopefully we’ll come back inspired to write something scintillating for your enjoyment. No doubt we’ll be Tweeting, though, so keep an eye on the right of this page.

Incidentally, I may finally have found an extrovert activity on public transport that doesn’t offend me: a man reading a book to his daughter on the rail replacement service. How lovely. Virgin trains would be inestimably improved by this service.

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