When stepping into the idyllic neighbourhood in Veurne, which houses the momentous Amaryllis Hotel, it feels like one is swept away into a romantic fairy tale. With picturesque surroundings such as historic townhouses, parks and beautiful flora, the atmosphere tells the story of a time that once was. Therefore, it does not come as a surprise that Steve Vanbelle and his partner Tineke Gunst chose this particular part of Veurne to open the latest addition to their small chain of hotels in January 2018. “It was a dream come true,” Vanbelle explains.