At restaurant "Sies"
On the village square ‘t Stee in Watervliet, you will find the former parsonage of pastor Sies.
Behind the classy facade of the stately building lies a whole world.
Come in and be surprised. Come enjoy. In the world of Sies.
We love honest dishes with a spicy touch,
of quirky coziness and tasteful and special drinks.
We like to share it with our guests. Caring.
We serve lunch, dinner, tearoom and Sunday breakfast. With a “Sies”menu and à la carte.
We wish you a warm welcome in our characterful and intimate rooms,
on our southern terrace and in our natural and surprisingly spacious garden.
At Boutique Hotel "Sies"
Are you looking for a wonderful stay in a hotel with a historical background in our beautiful region? Search no further!
We have the perfect place for you. Our hotel is located in beautiful surroundings, close to nature and in the middle of the village. You can enjoy our comfortable rooms, our extensive breakfast, the view of the garden and our friendly service.
Whether you come for business or pleasure, we will make you feel at home. We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel!
About "Paster Sies"
The legendary “Paster Sies” was appointed pastor of Watervliet in 1918. His real name is Franciscus Sonneville, but soon pastor became popularly known as “paster” and Francis became “Sies”.
Paster Sies was known as an avid hunter, and even poacher. He also loved snuff tabacco; it was for this reason that his cassock was usually smeared with tobacco smudges. Furthermore, Sies was also a hearty drinker. Despite his rowdy lifestyle, he was extremely well-liked and respected.
Paster Sies became famous during World War II. He condemned the Germans for taking the bells from the church tower of Watervliet, in order to forge weapons from them, with the words, “Die mee klokk’n schiet, en wint den oorlog niet! (Translated from Flemish: “Who shoots with clocks won’t win the war”!) When a Dutch pianist dared to play the Brabançonne, the Belgian national anthem, in a full café in Watervliet, Paster Sies was the first to encourage him.
Paster Sies died in 1946 and was buried in Watervliet.