Ilse Van Loock
- english, french, dutch
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
I arrived in Antwerp hoping to see a live music performance at the Middelheimmuseum but without having been able to gather much information about it. Ilse quickly helped me sort out the details, in particular how to get there and back--no small concern, as the venue lies at the southern edge of the city, not easily accessible by tram, and I was going to have to find my way at night... on my first full day in the city. Needless to say, this was a big help.
Beyond that, the photos don't really do Ilse's apartment justice. There's so much natural light; during my stay (late May), I didn't turn on any lights until close to 10 p.m. While the location is not around the corner from many of the museums, the #9 tram stops about a two-minute walk away, and the ride into the Groenplaats station, from which many of the art museums are accessible, *might* take fifteen minutes. And if you choose to walk, as I did on my way to the museums, there are plenty of scenic paths to take.
In short, Ilse's apartment is an excellent choice for your stay in Antwerp.
Thank you very much Daniël.
Fantastic space absolutely full of character in a quiet and convenient part of Antwerp
We were delighted with the apartment which is very convenient for Antwerp Berchem station and for a short walk or tram ride into the city. It oozes character and has great space whilst being very cosy indeed. The layout is interesting with a long and appealing kitchen next to a cosy lounge. Everything is good quality and we lacked for nothing. You can watch the trams go by which was fun and any noise was quite muted and did not bother us at all. The toilet space is tiny but the bathroom is much larger! All units and towelling were brilliant quality. The bedrooms are outside the apartment and up some stairs but this gave the apartment an even bigger feel and also it was great to have a bit of a view of the city as we went up to bed. This apartment definitely has great feng shui! The landing lights come on automatically as you go in and out of the bedrooms which is a small but hugely appreciated facility so no fumbling around in the dark. Ilse is a very lovely host and made us feel immediately at home and was really generous with some freebies left for us over Christmas. She lives downstairs in this very gorgeous apartment block which has a very Flemish feel. There are two flights of quite narrow wooden stairs; again an attractive feature but perhaps not suitable for those who don't like to navigate such things as there is no lift. We slept soundly each night as the bed was so comfy and again all linen and bedding was top quality. We had a tremendous time in this gorgeous city and there was plenty to do over the holidays (bearing in mind that the last Wednesday in the month is free entry at some Antwerp museums) and we really looked forward to returning to cosy evenings in the apartment. The best place and the best host we have ever had! Thank you.
Daar Alison and Jonathan,
Thank you very much for the nice words you wrote about our appartment! You are always welcome to our home. We wish you al the best for the New Year! Ilse
Ruim en schoon appartement op loopafstand van het centrum
Appartement op 3e en 4e verdieping. Kamer, eetkamer/keuken, toilet en badkamer op 3e, 2 slaapkamers op 4e etage. Ruim, schoon. 20 minuten lopen van centrum, parkeren voor de deur voor 3,90 per dag, zondag gratis. Aanrader!
Great city perfect location great host! We must come again!!
We enjoyed every bit of our stay. Thank you Ilse!!
Thanks very much. It was a pleasure to have you in our house. Gr. Ilse
Great location for access to local tram and train to greater Belgium.
Easy and convenient access from airport, throughout the city and greater Belgium. Small cafes and market close by, historic district just 5 stops on the tram. Very clean and nice apartment with a delightful host. Neighborhood feels very safe. Id stay here again.
Thanks Ed it was a pleasure to have you in our house.
The owner was very nice, polite and hands on thing that was reflected on the property as well.
The pictures also correspond to the truth, very nice apartment and on a central but very quite area. Definitely recommend it.
Thank you vers much Sotiris.