An Arty Dream
It’s not easy to find a surprising bed & breakfeast in our capital. So we were happy to discover Druum - phonetic word meaning dream in the Brussels dialect – an b&b which is mixing the best elements that Brussels has to offer: art and history.
Druum is located in a big mansion built by a factory owner in the late 19th century. It is located in an area that was once known as the notorious devil’s corner or the coin du diable. A neighbourhood characterized by industrial buildings, factory owners’ mansions, and small dwellings for workers, all in a labyrinth of narrow alleys. Since 1840 the building has seen an impressive succession of craftsmanship owners: Pipière Vinche et Cie produced smoking pipes and cigarette holders, while the Cose family made metal watch boxes until the arrival of the renowned family of jewellers, Van Kueken.
It is Paul himself who shared this history with the new owners of DRUUM, Karine and Jo Huygh. Having bought this unique, storied slice of Brussels in 2011, they have taken great care to preserve all of its beautiful detail and charm… But they didn’t just preserve, they also added an extra layer of art. Each of its six spacious rooms have been designed by a different artist or art collective, each creating a unique and audacious interaction between living and art.
On the site you can read more about the progress and concept on each and every room. But we would suggest that you book a weekend Brussels and wake up refreshed and inspired in a living work of art!