A shopping spree along Düsseldorf’s Königsallee? Trips to Cologne, Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp or Liège? A tour of Aachen’s old town and its splendid houses? La Butte aux Bois is surrounded by attractive towns and cities that make easy day-trip destinations.
Just 5km separate Lanaken (Belgium) from Maastricht (Holland). The border city of Maastricht is one of the country’s oldest and boasts excellent shopping opportunities as well as a vibrant arts and cultural scene. The TEFAF antiques fair – the most important of its type – takes place annually, attracting dealers, collectors and high-society figures from all over the world.
From B for Boss to V for Versace, a 10-minute drive from our Relais & Châteaux hotel near Maastricht, Maasmechelen Village (www.maasmechelenvillage.com) will wow fashionistas with its spectacular prices! Open every day, the village features around 100 top international labels.
The nearby Sunday antiques and flea market in Tongeren may be less exclusive, but is equally atmospheric. The largest market in the whole of Benelux, it takes over half the old town with tempting items at affordable prices. Set off at 6am, pause for breakfast in a bistro and watch the world go by.