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LOFT d'O BE OUR GUEST - glasraam logo in goudtint

  Staying in the spirit of the fathers. 

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LOFT d'O. Capitulo kamer. Groot tweepersoonsbed met nachtlampjes aan de zijkant. Plant. Radiator. Tekening op de muur.   / LOFT d'O. Salle Capitulo. Grand lit double avec veilleuses sur le côté. Une plante. Radiateur. Dessin sur le mur. / LOFT d'O. Capitulo room. Large double bed with nightlights on the side. Plant. Radiator. Drawing on the wall.

LOFT d'O is located in the former Carmelite monastery in the Albertushof.
This unique and luxurious accommodation in the heart of Ypres respects the authentic neo-Byzantine and neo-Romanesque elements of the building.

Detailfoto van de Silentio slaapkamer. Ronde spiegel die het bed zichtbaar maakt. Er hangt een spiegel aan de muur. Naast een ronde klok. Het hangt ook aan de muur. Het nachtlampje aansteken. De authentieke elementen van de kamer. / Photo de détail de la chambre Silentio. Miroir rond qui rend le lit visible. Un miroir est accroché au mur. A côté d'un pendule rond. Il est également accroché au mur. Allumage de la veilleuse. Les éléments authentiques de la pièce. / Detail view of the Silentio bedroom. Round mirror that makes the bed visible. There is a mirror on the wall. Next to a round clock. It also hangs on the wall. Switching on the night light. The authentic elements of the room.


A luxurious and cosy monastery loft
with a rich history.



This unique monastery loft is located in the heart of the rich history of 'The Great War'.

Oscar Dambre, a war-volunteer, was the first to portray the well-known story and the brotherly love
of the Van Raemdonck Brothers, even before their bodies were found.

The brothers Eward and Frans Van Raemdonck, born in Temse, were also war volunteers from 
the same line regiment as Oscar. In the night of 25 to 26 March 1917, their company was deployed 
to conduct a raid on Stampkot in Steenstrate. This old oil mill has been part of Ypres since 1977.

After the attack, the brothers would meet again at the emergency bridge over the Ypres canal.

Only Edward showed up. He did not want to leave his brother Frans behind and went back
to the no man's land. Nineteen days later, the brothers were found dead in each other's arms
(according to the myth).

Controversy surrounding the death of the Van Raemdonck Brothers continued well into the 20th century.
The 'Flemish' and 'Belgian' versions of the story contradict each other. Historian and mayor of Temse
Luc De Ryck researched the story and wrote it down in the book 'Back to no man's land'.

This story, in which the term 'brotherly love' is certainly applicable, was first described by Oscar Dambré in
the newspaper 'Ons Vaderland'. Even before the Van Raemdonck brothers' death was certain.

In his contribution, Oscar Dambré already foresaw a tragic ending: 'They would not return one
without the other, even if they had to die in each other's arms'. It is therefore obvious
that the name LOFT d'O refers to Oscar Dambré.


Spacious entrance hall


You immediately feel the unique character of LOFT d'O.


Separate toilet and
separate storage room


In the storeroom you will find everything to make your stay
even more pleasant. 
Be sure to look for Wally
during your toilet visit.


Fine living space


Enjoy pleasant moments and discover the rich history of LOFT d'O.


2 bedrooms



The Silentio Room and Capitulo Room together offer ample space for

5 guests and have a cozy sitting area.


Fully equipped kitchen


Enjoy a professional cuisine and
find the jokes in the mural of
the Last Supper.


2 bathrooms

In our showers, you will enjoy your bathroom ritual to the full.

Loft d'O. Sleutels aan een sleutelhanger in de vorm van een huis. Gouden schaal met glazen vazen. Stilleven op hout. Biertickets met Loft d'O logo. / Loft d'O. Des clés sur un porte-clés en forme de maison. Bol doré avec vases en verre. Nature morte sur bois. Tickets de bière avec le logo Loft d'O. / Loft d'O. Keys on a key ring in the shape of a house. Golden bowl with glass vases. Still life on wood. Beer tickets with Loft d'O logo.


“The ideal location to relax and discover the rich history of the region.”

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