In North Brabant, you can enjoy the warmest of welcomes. That’s no surprise, because the people of Brabant and hospitality are inseparable. That’s why the first Brabant Hospitality Award was awarded in 2018. The award was created to celebrate the most welcoming locations of North Brabant. The large group of contenders was narrowed down to 10 nominees and we’d love to introduce these special locations!
Winner 2018: Auberge du Bonheur
Mentioned in the Michelin Guide in both the restaurant category and in the accommodation category, and the proud winner of the Brabant Hospitality Award 2018! At Auberge du Bonheur and the accompanying La Nouvelle Auberge restaurant in Tilburg, you can enjoy excellent sleeping and dining in stunning, natural surroundings with plenty of walking and cycling routes. The four-star boutique hotel offers wonderful dining and accommodation. Quality is priority number 1.
“This restaurant takes hospitality to the next level, during all contact moments with the guest and in the smallest details. What stands out is the personal approach, making guests feel truly valued. Before, during and after their visit”. - Jury report Brabant Hospitality Award 2018.
Recreation park TerSpegelt
Recreation park TerSpegelt in Eersel is a five-star family campsite in the middle of the Brabantse Kempen. You can stay here in your own caravan or tent or book a special accommodation! How about a LakeviewLodge, BosVilla (Forest Villa) or a LoungeCabin? There is plenty to do for both young and old “A fantastic holiday... We barely saw our children, aged 11 and 13, around the caravan, there was so much to do,” says a previous guest. The ANWB listed Recreation park TerSpegelt as top campsite of 2019 and this recreation park is the place to be to enjoy a couple of days off (with your family).
Kapellerput Hotel in Heeze is the place to be for lovers of culture and the countryside. “Perfect location, stunning outdoor areas and their service is amazing. Excellent kitchen and a delicious wine menu,” says a previous guest. The hotel counts 97 rooms with stunning views of the forest, at the edge of the beautiful nature reserve Strabrechtse Heide. Take a refreshing walk through the woods or follow one of the cycle paths that cross the estate and revel in nature. After such an active day full of fresh air you can relax on one of the atmospheric pavement cafés!
Vakantiepark Landal Klein Oisterwijk
Located in the urban triangle Eindhoven-Tilburg-'s-Hertogenbosch, next to the Oisterwijk forest, Vakantiepark Landal Klein Oisterwijk offers all you could wish from a holiday park! Vakantiepark Landal Klein Oisterwijk is the perfect holiday park if you’re looking for natural and cultural entertainment. There isn’t any chance of being bored for even a second as there’s plenty to do! From game nights to discos, Klein Oisterwijk has it all. There is also enough to do for children at the holiday park; “Kids enjoyed it so we did, too. The children’s entertainment was well organised and they wanted to go there every day,” says a previous guest.
Buutvrij voor de hele pot (meaning: Olly olly oxen free)
A lovely spot for both young and old: Buutvrij voor de hele pot in Best. Everything is possible and nothing’s a must! “As soon as you set a foot inside you are surprised: the entourage, the tasty food, the kindness and the price!”, says a previous guest. Swing by for an hour or two of inspiration in the fresh air or relax whilst enjoying a drink and a bite to eat. There is even a tea garden, a picking garden, a vegetable garden, and a number of shops and workshops. In short: all you need to get offline and relax.
Guesthouse and Natural spa Landschot
Unwind and enjoy being pampered... that sounds like heaven to most people. Guesthouse and Natural Spa Landschot in Hoogeloon offers luxury treatments and complete peace at one of the most beautiful and quietest spots in Brabant. “It’s all about personal attention, relaxation and pampering,” says a previous guest. Nearby there are horse riding, walking and bicycling options on De Landschotse Heide and Estate De Utrecht. Inside you can enjoy mud baths, hay ovens, herbal ovens and much more. This is the perfect spot for people who enjoy a conscious lifestyle.
Charme Camping Hartje Groen
Voted Best campsite in Brabant 2018 by Zoover, this nature campsite is located in an old nature reserve with various large herbivores, an extraordinary natural phenomenon (‘Wijst’) and beautiful walking and cycling routes and bridleways through extensive woods and heathlands. There are various locations to camp: from family site Aan de Dreef to the nature campsite with plenty of privacy in the Holenbergbos. Charme Camping Hartje Groen is the perfect spot for a weekend enjoying the countryside, or like previous guests said: “It was the most beautiful, most genuine, most authentic and likable campsite I’ve ever seen! An experience that I’ll never forget, thank you!”
Down Town Gourmet Market
This innovative food hall in Eindhoven is just a ten-minute walk away from the station. In de middle of the city centre, 21 food stands create a food festival vibe! All food is of excellent quality. The innovative side of Down Town Gourmet Market also shows in the digital ordering app. A visitor said: “In one word: fantastic! […] The central bar concept is great, too! Instead of having to find out which drinks each place serves, you can simply order from the ‘central drinks menu’ wherever you’re seated.”
Castle Heeswijk Horeca
Castle Heeswijk Horeca provides the food and drink facilities for Castle Heeswijk. In addition to tasty food, Castle Heeswijk Horeca also organises events. How about a fantastic wedding party in the knights’ hall of Castle Heeswijk, or a party on the stunning raised terrace? This, and much more, is all possible thanks to Castle Heeswijk Horeca. Castle Heeswijk also welcomes many foreign guests on a yearly basis who are impressed by the beautiful castle and the excellent service: “This old and very well-kept castle is definitely worth a visit if you are in the southern area of Holland. […] The surrounding area is great for a stroll to enjoy the country side. I would say this is a must see!”
Café 100 Watt City brewery Eindhoven
“Very international-friendly. Great service, warm atmosphere, superb beers and delicious food.” This is the response of an American visitor after enjoying his time at City brewery Eindhoven. In Proeflokaal Café 100 Watt, you can enjoy various home brewed beers, with names as Witte Dame (White Lady) and Heeren van Eynthoven (Lords of Eynthoven). You can also request a guided tour through the brewery or taste three different home brewed beers in the Proeflokaal. Cafe 100 Watt is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious home brewed beer and accompanying bites together with some friends.