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  • Boulevard Leopold

    Boulevard Leopold

    Belgium has so many small, beguiling places to stay, we could happily devote at least a couple of years to nothing but them. This beauty in Antwerp's Jewish quarter has long pushed all of our ‘sense of place’ buttons (the B&B's concept statement even reads a bit like the dating profile we'd have if we had one: no nonsense, easy going, a sense of romance, comfort, discretion, forgotten glory). Three rooms and two apartments occupy a classic late 19th-century townhouse. Stuffed with antiques and original features – tiled bathrooms, clawfoot baths and working marble fireplaces – it's a look that is at once a theatrical fantasy and profoundly contemporary, a mark of Bert Verschueren and Vincent Defontainers' fashion world credentials.

    Belgium Noted Uncategorized On February 5, 2015