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Whether in Summer or winter, ‘t Vliethuys is a beautiful and historical Logies that awaits your visit. Nestled in nature and minutes from the city of Antwerp, ‘t Vliethuys is now a comfortable and inviting retreat, located on the edge of a protected forest.

If it is the historical city of Antwerp you crave, we are only 10 minutes away by car from the Antwerp Cathedral, and a 5 minute walk to the nearest Metro station.

The nearest airport is Deurne-Antwerp, which is about 10 km away.

Nearby the long-distance route LF51.

Modern and comfortably arranged, there are 2 bedrooms with a common bathroom with bath and toilet. Sleeping accomodation for 4 persons.

2 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

Sleeps 4 maximum

A bit of history.

Burcht and Zwijndrecht lie on sandy ridges to the edge of a creek area. The naming refers to. Both Zwijndrecht and Burcht have been inferred of Germanic words: swina drifti and burgipja. Burgipja simply means birch. This refers supposedly to vegetation which grew on the dry sandy ground. Swini and drifti are synonyms and mean both creek.

In 1281 both villages were categorised under one manor. This remained this way up to 1667, then Jacomo Antonio Carenna divided the manor under his two suns. In 1977, again both communities merged after 300 years.

Zwijndrecht and Burcht, by their strategic position with respect to Antwerp, were more than once the victim of many wars in our districts. Especially during the siege of Antwerp (1583-1585) both villages were infested heavily. During the Brabantine upheaval (1789-1790) and the French revolution (1794) passions blazed up vehemently. Both at the beginning and at the end of the Second World War lots of citizens fell victim.

Geographically and historically Zwijndrecht and Burcht are part of the “Waasland” region, of the province East-Flanders and the county Flanders. In 1923, they were transferred to the province Antwerp. At the same moment the “Vlaams Hoofd” district was annexed at the city Antwerp and got a distinguished residential area (Sint-Anneke or Antwerpen-Linkeroever).

Burcht and Zwijndrecht were rural municipalities, but in the middle of the 19de centuries Burcht on rather short time became a community with heavy industry. From the beginning of previous century the fertile Borgerweert were raised with dredgings. The rural north of the municipality was also raised and some large companies established.

(From the “History of Zwijndrecht and Burcht”, 3 parts, a publication of the municipal authorities)

Nestled in nature and minutes from the city of Antwerp, ‘t Vliethuys is now a comfortable and inviting retreat, located on the edge of a protected forest!

Originally built in the 1700’s, this former farm house is equipped with modern conveniences and offers homemade tasty treats, home made honey, a peaceful garden and abundant wildlife.

If it is the historical city of Antwerp you crave, we are only 10 minutes away by car from the Antwerp Cathedral an a 5 minute walk to the nearest Metro Station.

The nearest airport is Deurne-Antwerp, which is about 10 km away.

Enjoy the pictures on this website and then feel free to contact us for more information.

We apply the following prices:

  • 1 person € 40.00 per night
  • 2 persons € 60.00 per night