impressive entrance and no red carpet. The simple front of the
"Oude Houtlei" reveals no signs of the old, modest convent :
PoortAckere. "An island, lost in the whirlpool of a tumultuous
have passed the gates, you enter an intimate nunnery, of which the
history goes back to
the year 1278. What has been a hidden cloister for centuries, is now
revealing its secrets. The atmosphere is charming, which fits in the
simplicity of a Neo-Gothic building. PoortAckere is shining as it used
to, a nunnery with
its own story....
Impeccable rooms with
bathroom (shower and/or bath), television, telephone and internet.
Intimate dinners among
Inspiring meetings in a historical setting
How to find us :
Coming from Calais – Oostende – Brugge (E40)
Take the exit Gent West (N° 13) and follow the indications ‘Gent
Centrum’. You will arrive in the Hoogstraat. Take the last street on
your right, which is the ‘Oude Houtlei’. PoortAckere Monasterium is
situated halfway on your right.
from Brussels (E40) or Antwerpen (E17)
Follow the yellow indications "parkeerroute
Take the exit ‘Gent Centrum’ and you will arrive at a crossing.
Continue straight ahead and you will enter in the ‘Zuidparklaan’. At
the end, go right (Zuidstationstraat). Continue straight ahead as long
as possible (Keizer Karelstraat – Sint-Jacobs Nieuwstraat –
Ottogracht). On the crossing at the end, take left (‘Grauwpoort’ –
Lange Steenstraat). Continue (the street turns to the left) and take
right at the end. You will arrive in the ‘Burgstraat’, which you
follow until the end and there you take left (=Peperstraat). When you
arrive at the crossing go left again. This is the ‘Hoogstraat’. Take
the last street on your right which is ‘Oude Houtlei’,
PoortAckere Monasterium is situated halfway on your right .