"I want all of my guests to leave the Hof van Cleve with a big smile on their faces. Then our mission is complete. Ours, not mine. It may sound trite, but the Hof van Cleve is a team effort. My wife, Lieve, stands at my side, using her natural charm to put smiles on the guests faces from the moment they step through the door, and making them feel truly at home. For Lieve and her team, welcoming guests is a pleasure as well as a privilege."
"The interior of our restaurant is a seamlessly dovetailing extension of this idea. After all, the Hof van Cleve didn’t get its design from a drawing board or a computer screen. Designers and artists throughout Belgium worked together to create a unique, appealing atmosphere that exudes individuality, character and the finer emotions. Specially designed furniture, table linens, glasswork, vases, services, lighting and designer suits blend together with unique artworks to create a refined artisanal and animated spirit. Full of finely crafted details, they create an intense, warm feeling inside, which is fully symbiotic with the work done in our kitchen. At the same time, they are a source of inspiration for us, each and every day."