Belgium

Hotels in Belgium

The two charcoal-colored town houses of the Hotel Julien are surrounded by 17th-century churches, gabled mansions, and cobblestoned alleys. The pared-down interiors combine blond-wood surfaces with whitewashed furniture and handmade white porcelain vases.

Here’s where you book if proximity to old-town charm is important. The hotel is just a cobblestone's throw from the historic market, Grote Markt, and is wedged between gently listing 350-year-old merchants' houses.

At the family-run property, top-floor rooms have views of the Kraanlei canal and the city's tiled rooftops.

A haven of calm set between the bustling blocks between the European Parliament and the Royal Palace, the 1991 Stanhope has a decidedly British charm.

A moored canal boat refashioned into a seven-room floating hotel.

Each of the five rooms and suites in this 19th-century Jewish Quarter mansion has been restored with original moldings, parquet floors, and tiles intact. Antique chesterfields and mounted hunting trophies abound.

The two attached town houses that make up Tenbosch House contain seven uncluttered suites in the heart of Brussels’s of-the-moment Ixelles neighborhood.