In the heart of the historic city of Antwerp is the upscale and beautifully designed Hotel Julien. This urban retreat offers guests an oasis of calm in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Housed in two 16th century buildings, the hotel has been lovingly restored, effortlessly combining authentic elements with modern furnishings to provide guests with every comfort.
The hotel’s location makes it the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful city. A haven for cosmopolitans, it is within walking distance of the main shopping streets and some of Belgium’s most famous design studios and hottest restaurants.
In the rooms, heavenly beds await with custom Egyptian percale linens and soft down pillows to lull you to sleep at night. Designer furniture and limited edition photographs by Gallery 51, highlight the unique character of each room. The softest, fluffiest towels to snuggle into after a luxurious shower or bath in a Carrara marble bath. The exclusive skin care products are from AESOP.
A concierge service is available day and night. From private chauffeur, insider tips, restaurant reservations, tickets for events at the best places in the city to flower service, here no wish remains unfulfilled.
Hotel Julien serves light meals and finger foods during the day and evening. The menu features homemade dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients. Please note that the breakfast lounge, bar, and rooftop terrace are not only open to hotel guests, and outside guests are also welcome.
Enjoy a delicious cocktail at the bar before dinner, relax in front of the fireplace with the daily newspaper or enjoy a good glass of wine on the roof terrace with spectacular views of the cathedral.
The SPA, a hidden treasure in the historic cellars of the Hotel Julien, is your personal sanctuary in the city. Take a break from everyday stress and experience wellness in its purest form. You will be pampered from head to toe as soon as you enter the SPA. The ancient teachings of Feng Shui have been applied in the design to ensure complete harmony and inner balance.
The highly qualified massage therapists offer a wide range of facial and body treatments, as well as innovative rituals. The soothing treatments, pampering packages and award-winning Bamford products have been carefully selected.
The hotel is in a prime location, so most of the sights are within easy reach. The Belgian port city is the perfect city for a short vacation. Especially for those interested in fashion, design and art. Antwerp is also famous as an important trading center for diamonds.
A former Augustinian monastery is transformed into an urban retreat that embraces the sacred soul of the site while captivating with modernist touches in every little detail.
The hotel is located in Het Groen Kwartier (the Green Quarter) a traffic-free area on the site of a large 19th-century former military hospital that once belonged to the Belgian Army. Van Hool and De Scheemaecker, the owners of the hotel, immediately recognized the potential. It is a lively neighborhood with many new stores, restaurants and small cafes. It is close to the Zurenborg neighborhood with its impressive Art Nouveau and fin-de-siècle mansions.
For the reconstruction, of the property consisting of 5 buildings, the well-known Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen could be won. He is one of the leading figures in the Antwerp design scene. His style is unobtrusive, subtle and timeless. In some ways, he combines modernity with a touch of conservatism.
The former monastery houses 44 rooms and suites, ranging in size from 16 to 41 square meters. All have a double bed, a flat-screen TV, air-conditioning, a laptop safe, a well-stocked minibar, wireless speakers, Egyptian percale bedding, a private bathroom with a walk-in shower (some with a freestanding bathtub), and Le Labo toiletries.
The crowning glory of Augustinian heritage. The lavish august Suite welcomes you with a personal living room, a large sleeping area and a private bathroom with walk-in shower and large bathtub. Enjoy views of the courtyard, chapel and swimming pond from your private balcony. The room is accessible via a small staircase.
The restaurant is located in the corridor surrounding the original chapel. From the beginning of the restoration, everything has been carefully planned to offer a unique dining experience in the authentic spaces of the monastery.
Expect seasonal menus that focus on the produce, the season and the terroir. A creative culinary experience curated by Nick Bril. Nick and Chef Pieter Starmans define august’s cuisine as modern brasserie fare. Enjoy a refined meal under the black steel and glass roof of the conservatory.
Enjoy elegant drinks and tasty bar food at the august Bar. The august Bar is open to everyone. Experience the beautiful garden with covered, heated terrace and the atmospheric ambience inside while relaxing in the lounge.
The hotel’s own wellness area invites you to warm up in the sauna and hammam. Cool off with a fresh ice scrub, in the outdoor shower on the adjacent “Cour Anglaise” or in the outdoor swimming pond. August Wellness has a separate entrance and is also accessible to non-hotel guests.
The hotel is adjacent to PAKT, an exciting repurposed industrial site that houses a melting pot of creative businesses in renovated warehouses and has an ambitious “agriculture in the city” rooftop project.
Also nearby are the Zurenborg district, with its impressive Art Nouveau and fin-de-siècle mansions, the De Koninck brewery – a family business that has been brewing the local beer “Bolleke” since 1833 – and the main thoroughfare. Jane, a two Michelin-starred restaurant, is located in the former hospital chapel in the center of the complex.
The area is perfect for exploring by bike, on foot, or by public transportation.