Discover Benelux, Issue 27, March 2016

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Discover Benelux | Explore Den Bosch | Top Eat, Drink & Sleep Spots

Today’s standards, yesterday’s values TEXT: PAOLA WESTBEEK | PHOTOS: GOLDEN TULIP HOTEL CENTRAL

Den Bosch, with its vibrant history, southern flair and magnificent buildings such as the iconic Sint-Jan’s Cathedral, has plenty to offer. For over a century, Golden Tulip Hotel Central has been welcoming guests to the hospitable Dutch city with today’s standards and yesterday’s values – a motto they proudly stand by. “We are a classic hotel and are proud of our history,” says Karin Rademaker, owner of the family-owned, four-star hotel. “The location couldn’t be better,” she continues. Not only is Den Bosch centrally situated (by train, it is approximately one hour from Schiphol and Antwerp and an hour and a half from Dusseldorf), but the hotel is right in the middle of town, overlooking the medieval and bustling triangular market square. Tourist attractions, lively terraces and shopping streets are just a short stroll away.

Whether one visits the city purely for its touristic appeal or for business, the hotel’s 125 elegantly furnished rooms cater to just about every need a guest could have. From single rooms to lavish suites or executive rooms fully equipped with all modern conveniences. Each has free access to fast, reliable Wi-Fi, and guests can hold conferences, seminars or receptions in one of the 12 multifunctional meeting rooms, some with interactive screens and Apple TV. Especially noteworthy is their 14th-century vaulted cellar, ‘De Hoofdwacht’. Exquisitely restored in 1986, it serves as a breakfast room and is perfect for receptions. Apart from their excellent facilities such as a fitness centre, restaurant and brasserie, the hotel prides itself not only on its comfort and luxury, but on being one of the warmest and most welcoming hotels in the city. The staff’s friendly and caring attitude will ensure that you immediately feel at home.

Stunning suites with top-notch service TEXT: MYRIAM GWYNNED DIJCK | PHOTOS: BOSSCHE SUITES

Imagine you are comfortably sitting in front of a warm crackling fire while sipping on fine wine fetched from the well-stocked fridge just outside the room. This certainly does not sound like your average hotel experience, but then Bossche Suites is anything but ordinary. With a total of 12 luxury suites at two stunning locations in Den Bosch, Bossche Suites offers its guests something exceptional. Each room has a unique, stylish interior including a lounge area with a fireplace and flat-screen television. A stay also gives access to the drinks and snacks in the ‘maxi-bar’ fridge in the corridor. “We give guests a home-away-from-home experience. With us, they are not a number. We treat guests as individuals and give them personal attention,” says manager Chiel Seuren.

The service Bossche Suites provides is of the highest standard but with a characteristic Den Bosch approach. “Enjoying life is ingrained in our culture and being approachable and personable is part of this. We see providing excellent service as something natural. We are always keen to help with restaurant recommendation and reservation or book tickets for sights and attractions such as the current Hieronymus Bosch exposition,” says Seuren. Bossche Suites is located on the Stationsweg, nearby Den Bosch’s main train station, and on the Verwersstraat. There is private parking available with a complementary valet service. On Thursdays and Fridays, it offers an early checkin package for 50 euros extra per person, with entrance to the suite at noon and a full gastronomic lunch at Restaurant Fabuleux (next to the Verwersstraat location). Issue 27 | March 2016 | 25