"Die Nobele Rose" (The Noble Rose) was originally located on the Grote Markt, now replaced by a modern building bearing the name "Addecco". The French Romantic Victor Hugo was a guest here in 1837. In 1890, the hotel moved to the Noordstraat 11. Various famous people from around the world have stayed here, including the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke, the Belgian Nobel Prize winner and writer Maurice Maeterlinck and the scientist Marie Curie.
The building dates back to 1575. It has a Renaissance facade with marvellous tabernacle window and scalloped gable ends. The mighty vaults are held up by two freestanding columns.
Location: Noordstraat 11
Visiting: Die Nobele Rose is not open to the public.