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Experience Delft like a local TEXT: THESSA LAGEMAN | PHOTOS: LUXURY APARTMENTS DELFT
Why stay in an ordinary hotel when you can experience Luxury Apartments Delft? Choose your apartment or suite from their incredible selection, situated in the old town’s most beautiful streets, and feel part of Delft’s community. Be pleasantly surprised by the luxury, comfort and stylish furniture and enjoy a delicious dinner in a quality restaurant nearby. Two years ago, bed and breakfasts became very popular in the Netherlands, so father and son Ronald and Ray Vis decided to start something similar in Delft. They bought a few old buildings in the centre of the city, where guests can stay for short or long periods as they wish. Right now, Luxury Apartments Delft consists of 30 34 | Issue 36 | December 2016
apartments and three suites, all within 50100 metres from reception and right in the heart of central Delft. “We are very proud of what we have reached so far in such a short time,” smiles Ronald. “It was a pleasant surprise to receive the news recently from the website Hotels Combined that guests from different hotel rating sites rated us with a score of 8.9 out of ten. It means we are now representing the top three per cent of accommodation worldwide for customer satisfaction.”
Ronald: “It’s like the country’s living room here. A place where you feel at home. It’s great to walk over the beautiful market square, the largest in the country, which still looks like it did 400 years ago.” All of the apartments have a long history, he stresses. “In one of our houses, a horse’s blacksmith used to live with his 12 children. We created two apartments there. Our oldest building, from around 1750, used to be part of a farm.
“We also just bought the old municipality archives building on the Oude Delft, the most beautiful canal in the city.”
The father and son were born and raised in Delft, which is, according to them, “the most beautiful city in the Netherlands”.
Instead of offering guests breakfast, the owners thought it was a better idea to in-
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