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Twijnstraat 17, 8000 Bruges


At home in Bruges!

"One of the best compliments we have received is: 'A home away from home'. That is also what were are continuously trying to pursue. We complement this catchphrase with great hospitality and a unique experience.‚Äč"

- Tom Ulens

Our history

Meet your host

Hello, I’m Tom, and I’d like to introduce you to the heart and soul behind De Drie Koningen, where unforgettable holiday experiences come to life. At De Drie Koningen, we’re more than just a holiday rental provider; we’re a family-driven team committed to making your stay in Bruges truly special.

My journey with De Drie Koningen is deeply rooted in my love for this charming city. I live here with my wonderful wife, Lore, and our two sons, Theo and Maurice. Bruges has been my home for as long as I can remember, and I couldn’t imagine a better place to raise my family.

How it all started

The story of De Drie Koningen dates back to 1995 when I was just 5 years old. My parents, who have always had an adventurous spirit, purchased the building next to our family home at Twijnstraat 13. With unwavering dedication, they embarked on a transformative renovation project, giving birth to our very first holiday rental, ‘St-Donaas.’ Little did we know, this humble beginning would lay the foundation for what De Drie Koningen is today.

As time passed, our passion for offering unique holiday experiences grew, and in 2001, when the opportunity arose, we seized it eagerly. The neighbors at Twijnstraat 17 decided to sell their house, and we couldn’t resist the chance to expand our offerings. What was once just a hobby for my parents started to flourish and evolve.

Owner Tom

Taking over the holiday rentals

While I pursued my academic journey, earning a master’s degree in Economics, my career took me on a different path. I worked as a Business Automation Consultant for an MIS software company, traveling extensively and staying in numerous hotels and apartments around the world. These experiences ignited my imagination, filling my mind with countless ideas and inspirations.

However, life has a way of bringing unexpected changes, and in recent years, circumstances led me back to De Drie Koningen. The challenges posed by Covid-19, soaring gas prices, my father’s approaching retirement, and a growing desire to channel my entrepreneurial spirit all played a part in my decision to immerse myself in the operational management of De Drie Koningen.

In 2022, I made the pivotal decision to take over the entire business. With a renewed vision and a commitment to preserving the legacy of quality and hospitality that De Drie Koningen is known for, I am thrilled to continue this remarkable journey with you.


Today, De Drie Koningen stands as a testament to our enduring dedication to providing you with unforgettable holiday experiences in Bruges. Our holiday rentals reflect our love for this city, and we look forward to sharing its magic with you.

Thank you for choosing De Drie Koningen, and we can’t wait to be a part of your Bruges adventure.


Meet the team

These are the faces behind the scenes of the holiday rentals De Drie Koningen.




Since 2022, Tom has been the owner of De Drie Koningen. Since then, he has been doing everything possible to ensure his guests have a great stay there.




Ann holds a multifaceted role that involves overseeing various aspects of the holiday rentals, including staff management, accounting and operational services. She initiated De Drie Koningen in 1995 and knows the ins and outs of holiday rentals like no other.




Nico retired in 2022 but is still happy to share his passion for Bruges history, Belgian beer culture and Argentine tango in the 14th century cellar Vergulde Fontein. He also likes to keep himself involved in the bigger projects of De Drie Koningen that he has not been able to do before.



Lawn Manager

Victor, the lawn mower, plays a crucial role in maintaining the communal garden of De Drie Koningen. His primary function is to keep the grass in the garden well-trimmed and aesthetically pleasing. By regularly mowing the lawn, Victor helps to create a neat and well-groomed outdoor space for our guests to enjoy.



Pool Boy

Willy, the swimming pool robot, serves a crucial function in maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of the swimming pool of De Drie Koningen. Its primary role is to automate the pool cleaning process, ensuring that the water remains crystal clear and free from debris.