The albatross, the bird of the seas, is a long-distance traveller, only reaching dry land after flying thousands of kilometres.

After many adventures which took our family as far as Asia, we came across this house. We needed to settle and this old farm welcomed us.

It is at the entrance to Alsemberg, a small town in Flemish Brabant, exactly 15km form the Grand Place in Brussels and 7km from Waterloo and its famous Lion.

The rear of the house is bucolic, being surrounded by meadows where cows graze contentedly in the Spring.

The oldest part of the house dates from 1832 and had been in the same family until we bought it in 1998.

The lady of the house, an artist, welcomes you warmly throughout the year.


Albatros is situated 2.5 km away from Sint Genesius Rode train station. The journey from/to Brussels takes about 20 minutes.


Full breakfast is available in the family dining-room down-stairs. Weather permitting, you can breakfast outside on the terrace.

We love dogs, but since we have two, it is not a good idea to bring another one.

We speak French, English and Spanish and can cope in Flemish, Italian and German and even a bit of Russian.

For guests who like exercise we have a couple of bicycles.

For dinner there are a number of nearby restaurants to which you can walk (others further away require transport). We are happy to make suggestions and will make reservations.


The Albatros has two rooms on the second floor, one at the rear (East) and one at the front (West).

Each room is equipped with :

  • TV
  • Basin
  • Kit for making tea and coffee
  • Wifi access to the Internet is available on request.
  • A baby’s bed can be added
  • Fridge and micro-wave can also be supplied.


Room with breakfast – €85 for one night, €80 per night for more than one night (+ €15 for a baby’s bed or an extra mattress).

A deposit of 30% is required and not refundable if there is a last-minute cancellation. We only take cash.