Sluis is only a small city on the Dutch/Belgian border, but it has so much to offer. There is a reason that over 5 million people visit the city each year! Reasons to visit the city include the bourgondic lifestyle, the long history and the stunning sights.
Hotels near Sluis
Sluis is a city that thrives on tourism. Thanks to this, there are several hotels to choose from if you decide to stay in Sluis. Take a look at different locations and different kinds of hotels to make sure you pick a perfect one for your stay.
Popular sights around Sluis
Sluis might be a small city, but it has a long history. Sluis played an important role for both Belgium and the Netherlands. It was destroyed during several wars, it was a key player in shipping to and from Brugge and it is one of the most important shopping cities in the province. After bombings in World War II, Sluis was rebuilt in its authentic style, so there is still a lot to see. The best way to discover all this, is by wandering through the city. Maybe book a walking tour with a guide, to make sure you hear all the ins and outs.
There are several sights to visit during your stay in Sluis. Did you know this city is home to the only Dutch belfort? The city hall with belfort makes the most important sight in the city. You can also visit wind mill De Brak and the foundation of the former Sint-Janskerk (which burned down in 1811).
If you are planning on a shopping spree, Sluis might just be the place to be! Sluis was one of the first cities in the Netherlands where shops would open their doors for the public on Sundays. This was due to several reasons. One of them is that many Belgian and French families would visit Sluis during weekends, because their sons got their education here. Since the city got so busy during the weekend, the shops wanted to open on Sundays also. Another reason is that before Schengen some products were cheaper in the Netherlands, or prohibited in Belgium. That is why many Belgians would travel to Sluis to shop. The stores have been opened on Sundays since 1908!
The area around Sluis is known as Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. This region is famous for its bourgondic lifestyle, Trappist beers and regional dishes. Sluis is perfect for a bourgoundic dinner and for a Trappist beer at a terrace. Sluis even offers a culinary tour through the city!
Walking is very popular in Sluis. The city and its surroundings have a wide infrastructure and offer several routes that will take you through the region, along the history and through small villages. A part of the European route E9 also goes through the city.
Hotel Facilities in Sluis
No tourist is the same, so neither are two hotels. Each hotel has their own unique location, atmosphere and facilities to offer. Think about the activities you are planning, the facilities you would like to use and other preferences you might have. Then make a decision for your hotel in Sluis based on that.