In 1954, architect Antoine Dugardijn built a family retreat in Ostend meant for the royal family. The white, rural villa contains 20 rooms, 16 bathrooms, an industrial kitchen, a swimming pool, a large garden and, most of all, a sea view. Today, the villa serves as a care hotel as well as a health centre. People with chronic illness or other physical ailments can relax here quite comfortably, even accompanied by a caregiver and/or partner. The health centre is uniquely located near the sea: it is a real oasis of tranquillity.