Hotel Heritage        

 Niklaas Desparsstraat, 11 B-8000 Brugge − Belgium

Member of Relais & Chateaux

‘‘We pride ourselves in our historic location and love to treat all our guests to ensure a memorable stay in Bruges!"

Vincent Labrosse, Manager

Johan & Isabelle met in 1991 and dreamt of the same challenge: running their own business. Seeing the building, they immediately felt in love with this magnificent house. The feeling was right, this would be their future…lovingly restoring the building to its former glory and transforming it into a charming boutique hotel.

Situated in the heart of medieval Bruges, rich in history and gastronomy, Relais & Châteaux Hotel Heritage, elected Belgium’s best luxury boutique hotel is the exquisite setting for your romantic getaways and for all your special celebrations in life!

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The earliest written mention of the house that was found, dates back to 1390. The building was designed in 1869 by Louis Delacenserie. The former owner ordered the construction of the new house in 1869. The property had a walled garden in the new Jacob van Ooststraat, fully fenced with two small entry gates. The decoration above the door was built on it in 1922 as ordered by Crédit Général Liégeois to enlarge their bank brancg, established in the Niklaas Desparsstraat 11.


In 1992, the building was bought by Johan & Isabelle Creytens and they made plans to turn the building into a hotel. The activities started in January 1993 and the hotel was opened August 1993.

Below the house, part of a 13th or 14 century cellar has been preserved. A brick cross rib vault is supported by a pillar of Doornik natural stone and a capital.



Relais & Châteaux Hotel Heritage ensures an unforgettable stay to its guests, thanks to a close attention to the satisfaction of every need and the finest service.

With Bruges it’s love at first sight!
Our multi-lingual concierge team have lots of great suggestions for restaurants, theatre tickets, activities and must-visit attractions. We provide the ultimate personal service and assistance from the minute you arrive in Bruges.


Explore the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE city’s rich history dating back thousands of years by wandering along Bruges’ alleys and picturesque canals. Stroll through the interesting ancient streets and visit famous historical sites of medieval Bruges. Bruges is also a safe and exciting, buzzing centre that provide cultural activities for all ages. This lovely city offers history, beautiful hidden places and a large selection of intimate restaurants and bars.



Hotel Heritage involves employees and guests in the common goal of preserving and protecting the planet.

As importantly, sustainable tourism will enhance and protect the destinations where Relais & Châteaux operates for generations to come.

Here are some of the green initiatives already taken at our hotel:

  • In room domotics to reduce use of energy.
  • Digital thermostats to produce most reliable heating/cooling.
  • Electric charging points for Tesla and other electric cars.
  • Heritage shuttle transfers by Tesla.
  • Air filters changed on scheduled basis to reduce energy use.


The hotel has successfully obtained the Green Key Certificate, as a result of environmental responsibility. The Green Key is an eco-label awarded to around 2400 hotels and other sites in 48 countries worldwide.

The Green Key aims to:

  • Raise the awareness of leisure establishment staff and clients.
  • Increase the use of sustainable methods of operation and technology.
  • Run ecologically sound and responsible business.
  • Reduce resource, energy usage.



Elected World’s Best Classic Hotel by the World Boutique Hotel Awards.

The World Boutique Hotel Awards is the first and only international awards scheme exclusively dedicated to recognising unique excellence among boutique hotels. The Awards, now in its 6th year, honoured the people behind these outstanding properties and have enjoyed being featured in publications such as The New York Times, Daily Mail, Spear’s Magazine and The Sunday Times, following this international event

The World Luxury Hotel Awards is an international organization that honors luxury hotels for their quality facilities and world-class service. During the award ceremony of the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2016, Relais & Châteaux Hotel Heritage received the award of ‘best luxury boutique hotel’. This award was handed out in Abu Dhabi.

We are delighted to be nominated once again for this most prestigious award and honored that Relais & Châteaux Hotel Heritage has been recognized for its excellence in service. Help us, once again, to this truly esteemed victory.


‘The Heritage’s 22 rooms are blending comfort and classical elegance topped with discreet technology.’: Isabelle Creytens, owner & maître de maison.













Our luxurious amenities to please each guest.

We offer you for free:

  • 24Hours reception, concierge service and currency exchange (07am-11pm).
  • iPad2 in each room with free Wifi, the fastest in Bruges!
  • Private Sauna and steambath, fitness room with power plate.
  • Guided walking tour of the city (Monday through Friday).
  • Discover@Bruges card featuring discounts all over the city.
  • Sundeck with city view on top floor.
  • Luggage room.
  • Daily newspapers in the lobby.
  • Twice daily housekeeping evening turndown included.


Our Vip amenities to make your stay more special:

  • Chocolate & Champagne.
  • Rose bouquet.
  • ‘Déjeuner sur l’herbe’, luxurious picnic.
  • Taxi, Limousine, Tesla pick up at the airport or train station.
  • Hot air ballooning.
  • Laundry and dry cleaning.
  • Parking with valet service and electric charging point.
  • Massage service.
  • Babysitting arrangements.


Health and wellness

Your wellness matters to us. Stay well at Hotel Heritage by keeping your fitness routine and experiencing our relaxing space. The wellness, ideal for revitalizing is available 24hrs/24hrs.

Located in Hotel Heritage our onsite 24-hour fitness center provide the perfect start or end of your day. We offer complimentary water and fresh towels and we have state of the art new equipment including: power plate, a bike, a circuit machine…


Hotel Heritage stylishly accommodate your meeting event in our well-equipped meeting room which offers free high-speed wireless Internet access and state-of-the-art conferencing technology. Ideally located in the heart of Bruges and contemporarily and sophisticated furnished makes this characterful hotel unique. Hotel Heritage offers a private parking garage.




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Relais & Châteaux Hotel Heritage ensures that your important conference speakers and guests enjoy a quiet, comfortable and luxurious stay.

Ideally located close to all conference venues such as provincial Court, Concert hall, Theatre, Convention centre Oud Sint Jan, Harbour House Die Caese.

Private transfers to all colleges, Kinepolis and La Brugeoise.

About Bruges

Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, in the northwest of the country.

The area of the whole city amounts to more than 13,840 hectares, including 1,075 hectares off the coast, at Zeebrugge (from Brugge aan zee meaning "Bruges by the Sea"). The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. It is oval and about 430 hectares in size. The city's total population is 117,073 (1 January 2008), of whom around 20,000 live in the city centre. The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 616 km2 (238 sq mi) and has a total of 255,844 inhabitants as of 1 January 2008.

Along with a few other canal-based northern cities, such as Amsterdam, it is sometimes referred to as The Venice of the North. Bruges has a significant economic importance thanks to its port and was once one of the world's chief commercial cities. Bruges is well known as the seat of the College of Europe, an elite university institute for European studies regarded as "the EU's very own Oxbridge."


Bruges has most of its medieval architecture intact, making it one of the most well-preserved medieval towns in Europe. The historic centre of Bruges has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Many of its medieval buildings are notable, including the Church of Our Lady, whose brick spire reaches 122.3 m (401.25 ft), making it one of the world's highest brick towers/buildings. The sculpture Madonna and Child, which can be seen in the transept, is believed to be Michelangelo's only sculpture to have left Italy within his lifetime.

Bruges' most famous landmark is its 13th-century belfry, housing a municipal carillon comprising 48 bells. The city still employs a full-time carillonneur, who gives free concerts on a regular basis.

Other famous buildings in Bruges include:

  • The Béguinage.
  • The Basilica of the Holy Blood (Dutch: Heilig-Bloedbasiliek). The relic of the Holy Blood, which was brought to the city after the Second Crusade by Thierry of Alsace, is paraded every year through the streets of the city. More than 1,600 inhabitants take part in this mile-long religious procession, many dressed as medieval knights or crusaders.
  • The modern Concertgebouw ("Concert Building").
  • The Old St. John's Hospital.
  • The Saint Salvator's Cathedral.
  • The Groeningemuseum, which has an extensive collection of medieval and early modern art, including a notable collection of Flemish Primitives. Various masters, including Hans Memling and Jan van Eyck, lived and worked in Bruges.
  • The City Hall on the Burg (Bruges) (nl; Burg (Brugge)) square.
  • The Provincial Court (Provinciaal Hof).
  • The preserved old city gateways: the Kruispoort, the Gentpoort, the Smedenpoort and the Ezelpoort. The Dampoort, the Katelijnepoort and the Boeveriepoort are gone.


‘As a young chef I’m very proud to may work beside the Grand Chefs around the World and starring my own role in the World of Relais & Châteaux. I love to combine the finest regional ingredients, the best of Belgian cuisine with World Flavors. I’m ready to delight and satisfy your taste!’

A la carte, menu, cocktails, events,…
Open from Tuesday till Saturday.
From 18:30hrs till 21:30hrs.
Lunch on request from 8 persons.

Annual Holiday 2017:
– from 10 January until 25 January.
– from 18 July until 9 August.


Whether for personal celebration or an impressive corporate event, our restaurant is one of Bruges most eminent venues for small and intimate gatherings and gourmet dinners up to 32 persons.

– from 07 November until 22 November


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Hotel: Hotel Heritage

Address: Niklaas Desparsstraat, 11 B-8000 Brugge

Region: West Flanders

Country: Belgium

Official website:

Telephone:  +32 (0)50 444 444

Fax: +32(0) 444 440

Hotel email:

By Car:

From motorway E4. Exit No. 8, "Brugge", following Express road N31, straight on (4 traffic lights, 2 tunnels, 1 traffic light). Next exit to the right, direction "Brugge". At 2nd intersection with traffic lights, to the left, direction "Knokke-Heist". At 2nd intersection with traffic lights, "Ezelpoort" (No. 8), to the right, direction Brugge Centrum through Ezelstraat, Sint-Jakobsstraat, up to Eiermarkt (end of the street), turn left into Niklaas Desparsstraat up to Hotel on the left-hand side.

Train Station:

Brugge (3 Kms.) 


Brussels Airport (100 Kms.)

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