family run, with the conscious traveller in mind

About Us

A true family operation where 3 siblings and their partners decided to start doing what they love. 
After having worked for different companies and local governments in a variety of disciplines, the 3 couples couldn’t resist the pull of the hospitality industry.
John and Rob started Huis ‘t Schaep in 2008. Sandra & Jason started The Townhouse in 2012.  And Wim & Anuschka started La Paulowna in 2015.
Our love for Europe and putting our family first made us choose for Bruges and The Hague as our locations to base ourselves. And our believe in quality over quantity, led to the boutique style that our guests have come to expect and appreciate.

We love what we do and will make sure that we share our secret inside tips with you, so you can enjoy Bruges & The Hague like a local. Hope to see you soon.

John, Rob, Sandra, Jason, Wim & Anuschka

Our Mission, Vision & Promise

Mission: our aim is to help our guests experience our city as a local. To make them feel less like a tourist and more like a traveller: slow tourism.   

Vision: to be a hospitality expert that connects the local community with the visiting communities, by enhancing the experience for both parties/without ruining the experience for either.sandy_beach_near_brugesOur promise: to achieve the above in a green and ethical way by choosing our partners and the companies we work with through the same high standards we strive to uphold for ourselves.  Remembering that we are not solely in it for the money, which is reflected in our prices. We will always put you first (healthy breakfast options) and adhere to clean and thorough rules.
We like to share our success with groups that are less fortunate and therefore we commit to donating 1 EUR for every room that is booked. Together we stand strong. 

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Why Choose Us?

We can be found in Bruges, Belgium and The Hague, the Netherlands. Very centrally located within Europe and therefore easy to reach by train, plane or car; both cities have a lot to offer in terms of culture, nature and family fun.
Because we are also close to other beautiful cities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Gent, Antwerp), it is easy to explore more than just Bruges or The Hague, when staying with us. Our properties are all within walking distance of all the major tourist attractions, as well as close to parks and beaches. The ideal place to spend time, romantically or as a family. With spacious rooms of minimum 30m² and all with en-suite batrooms, you will feel spoilt and lucky.
No big chain-like standards, but a true boutique feel where you will sense the attention to detail and personal care that has been put in each and every room. Don’t take our word for it, just ‘ask’ our guests: Huis ‘t Schaep: 9.7 on Booking.com; The Townhouse: 9.7 on Booking.com; La Paulowna: 9.2 on Booking.com

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