Location and surroundings
Hulst is one of the best preserved fortifications in the Netherlands and Belgium. The ramparts around the city are still intact, just as the moat (canal) which lies around it. The Basilica of Hulst proclaimed the most beautiful church of the Netherlands in 2009. In 2014 the Dutch tourism organisation ANWB elected Hulst the most beautiful fortification in the Netherlands.
Hulst is the green lung between two major ports: Antwerp, Europe’s second port, is located on a 15 minute drive east of Hulst. The ports of Ghent and Terneuzen (the Kanaalzone) are located 15 minutes to the west. The business area of Hulst is just a three minute drive away. Around the hotel are approximately 100 parking spaces.
The many shops of Hulst are opened seven days a week, Sunday is the busiest day of the week. The terraces on the different squares always invite you to enjoy the laid back life in this great fortified city.
The direct surroundings of Hulst are also worth a visit. The scenery is excellent for hiking and biking. Creeks and dikes are specific for this area, where the people always used to fight against the water. But also ancient forts are sometimes well preserved. Besides the scenery the ancient Flemish cities Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges are worth a visit.