Like a fairy tale town, it’s a wonder Luxembourg is not more renowned and bustling with tourists.
The misty, damp weather suited the city.
The hotly contested accolade in 2012 was awarded to Sjinkeij de Bóbbel in Maastrict.
A surprising choice really, as they only have one brand (Brand, as it happens) of beer and they play very heavily on their brandy-based, mysterious Bitter Bobbelke, which is poured at your table, as tradition dictates that one must initiate imbibing with a slurp.
Unusually for the Netherlands, the interior is stylish, decadent and bespoke with, even more unusual for the Netherlands, attentive service. Quaint central Maastricht adds to the old-world feel of the place.