Photos courtesy of Klooster Elsendael
Double rooms: 96 euros
Rates do not include breakfast
Open: inquire hotel
Boxmeer is about half an hour south, southeast of Nijmegen. Exit from the A73 at Boxmeer. Free parking.
Boxmeer also has a train station on the Nijmegen-Venlo line. The hotel is 500 m from the train station. Walk straight ahead on Bilderbeek Street and make a right on Dr. Peelenstraat.
Nearby: hiking; bicycling; museums in Boxmeer
Yes. Inquire hotel for details.
A serene and friendly atmosphere still prevail in this former convent situated right in the middle of the town of Boxmeer. Much of the original architecture has been retained throughout. Simplicity rules from the guest rooms to surrounding gardens.
Guest rooms are thoroughly modernized and decorated in neutral colors, with hardwood floors and beamed ceilings. Beds are comfortable, although a double bed might be two twins pushed together. Amenities in the hotel give it a three-star classification.
In keeping with Doctor Peelens wishes back in the 17th century, the property is still used for teaching. The ROC (Regionaal Opleidingen Centrum) Nijmegen, a Dutch educational institute runs training programs in the hospitality industry here, specifically the Cas Spijkers Academy for culinary arts. Cas Spijkers is a renowned Dutch chef if you’re not familiar with the name.
You’ll see their work in action in the dining room. Menus do not exist, rather you’ll be asked what you do and do not want to eat, as well any special diet plans, leaving the result a grand surprise! The restaurant Proeftuin has an open kitchen with two flat screen TVs so you can watch your dinner in progress!
For a small fee guided tours around the property with stories about its history are possible.