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Experience the magnificent country life at De Bloemenbeek TEXT: CHARLOTTE VAN HEK | PHOTOS: LANDHUISHOTEL & RESTAURANT DE BLOEMENBEEK
Nestled in the picturesque natural wonders of Twente within the Dinkelday river valley, four-star Landhuishotel De Bloemenbeek has immersed their (international) guests into an oasis of nonchalant chicness and culinary excellence for over five decades. Entering the five-acre estate of Bloemenbeek feels like leaving the rest of the Netherlands behind. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Twente’s sloping green hills, the boutique hotel is an embodiment of chic country life in all its senses whereby gastronomic excellence sits in the high seat. Bloemenbeek’s restaurant is the equivalent of fine dining and has carried a Michelin star for seven years now. Landhuishotel De Bloemenbeek is truly a family company. It has been owned and managed by the Strikker family for over five decades – in 2016 the hotel celebrated its 50th anniversary. “We celebrated big,” owner Raymond Strikker smiles. “Not only was it a milestone for the hotel, 64 | Issue 47 | November 2017
we also celebrated the fact that our executive chef Michel van Riswijk has been with us for 30 years.” Van Riswijk helms the kitchen that has gained Bloemenbeek fame far beyond its native Twente. Serving classic French-Mediterranean cuisine, the restaurant is known to offer mainly local produce: herbs from the garden and locally hunted game. Every course is accompanied by a wine from the hotel’s private cellar. De Bloemenbeek counts 57 suites and rooms, boasting every possible comfort one could ask for. Most suites have a private terrace. The World of Wellness & Beauty, which boasts a pool, various saunas and treatment salons, is available to all guests. The various meeting facilities are there to accommodate everyone visiting for business. While the hotel seems almost hidden in Twente’s nature, accessibility is one of its hallmarks. The hotel lies a mere stone’s throw away from the German border and
cities such as Hamburg and Munster. “These factors play a major role with our clientele, of which many are international guests,” Strikker adds. The hotel regularly welcomes major sports teams (Ajax has been a loyal guest for 43 years) or international business guests – in which case the ten-minute away airport in Enschede provides a solution. From the unmatched personal service to the country allure that shines through in every detail: Landhuishotel De Bloemenbeek is famous for a reason. “We always warn people on their first visit,” Strikker laughs. “One stay at Bloemenbeek is enough to fall in love – so you will definitely be back.”
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