Hidden Belgium: Huset

Hidden Belgium: Huset

Huset is a strange, romantic place hidden away in a vast Ghent mansion. It is run as a tea room and gallery by Eveline Roels, a Ghent art graduate who grew up in this grand 1860s house. The name Huset comes from the Swedish word for ‘home’.

You sit on worn antique chairs under a beautiful moulded ceiling while Eveline heats up some soup in the kitchen or brings you tea in a delicate China cup along with a plate of scones.

It is a warm, welcoming place with a beautiful overgrown garden at the back for summer days. ‘Huset is a place where anything can happen,’ Eveline says. But unfortunately not at weekends, when it is closed.

Derek Blyth’s hidden secret of the day: Derek Blyth is the author of the bestselling “The 500 Hidden Secrets of Belgium”. He picks out one of his favourite hidden secrets for The Brussels Times every day.

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