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Captains room @ Bed & Breakfast Boat

A converted Cargo ship in the centre of medieval city of Ghent

Excellent! 4.8/5 (5 reviews)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

Houseboat highlights

  1. Authentic converted cargo ship
  2. Quiet neighbourhood
  3. 10min walk from city center (or 30min by kayak)
  1. Free private parking, free wifi
  2. Personal lands
  3. Extensive breakfast served at your door

Houseboat summary

Looking for an original stay in the center of Ghent? 
Book a cabin at the Bed&Breakfast Boat for an unforgettable time!

Each residence has its own entrance. Privacy assured for everyone!
Each comfortable bedroom has a separate living room, bathroom with a shower and a toilet. 

An extensive breakfast basket is prepared at a time of your choice, so you can wake up at your own pace. 

Our goal is to provide visitors with an unforgettable stay. 
Not only the location and comfort ensure this, good service is the key to success here.

Houseboat description

This retired cargo ship has been completely converted into a luxurious place of peace and tranquility.

Because we want to share living on the water with others, we set up 2 rooms with all possible utilities. 

We ourselves live in the original hold. Guests can stay in the original captain's room or sailor's room. Each guest room has its own toilet, shower, sitting area and bedroom.

In the summer months it is lovely to relax on the private terrace. Each room is a separate unit with its own entrance.

There is no need to fear seasickness, the water hardly moves, the shore is nearby and our life jackets are always at the ready! To reach our ship you have to cross a footbridge, after which the adventure continues along the gangway. This is a narrow walkway along the side of the ship. It is well lit and very safe, but unfortunately not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Ever been awakened by quacking ducks and other aquatic animals... watched in amazement as herons and swans bread given... and all this in the middle of the city?

Does all this appeal to you? Feel free to embark on a wonderfully relaxing stay aboard!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 20:00.

Check out before 12:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

  • King size beds: 1
  • Sofa bed: 1

The Captains room consists of a separate bedroom (with double bed), and a sofa bed in the living room. The room also has a small kitchenette. The bathroom consist of a shower + toilet. 

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Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city
Holiday resort

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities
Linen provided

Kayaks available for rent


Towels provided
Hair dryer

Dining table & chairs
Satellite / Cable tv


WiFi / internet

Internet access

Indoor facilities

Sofa bed
Child /baby cot

Terrace / balcony

Outdoor facilities

Mooring sloop / boat possible

Central heating

Heating / cooling

Electric fans

City views


Close to the shops

Free parking

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Child friendly
Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking




65 km


2 km


60 km

Ferry port

80 km

Golf course

5 km


5 km

Night club

5 km


2 km

Super market

2 km

Train station

2 km

How to get there

By Car: we are easily reached by car, and have a private (free) parking spot just in front of the boat waiting for you. Gent has a low emission zone so older diesels, beware!

You will receive our address after booking.

By Public Transport: a lot of trains stop at Gent-St-Pieters trainstation. There you can take Tram 4 to the stop 'Brugse Poort'. The boat is a 2 minute walk away from that stop!

By Boat: Yes, if you visit Gent by boat, you can moor right next to us! We are on the 'Brugse Vaart'. 

About the area

Our boat is moored as close to the city center as you can get ;-). We are a 10 minute walk from the very city center. It's no use to even try to take a car, given the many pedestrian zones of the Ghent inner city. 

That means we are in a quit neighborhood, nothing really fancy just around us, but close enough to the lively, cultural and commercial heart of the city. 

Ghent is also a good location to visit other cities around: Antwerp: 70km, Bruges: 45km, Brussels: 70km, Beach (Knokke, Oostende, ..) : 60km.

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Houseboat owner


I live and work (as a business coach) on this boat myself, in the converted cargo space.
My 4 children grew up here, but are living on their own by now.

The original captain's room and sailor room have been prepared as independent B&B rooms.

Response time
Normally within less than one hour
Language spoken
Dutch, French, English

5 Reviews - Captains room @ Bed & Breakfast Boat

Excellent! 4.8/5

  1. Peter - the Netherlands

    20 May

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    After a warm welcome we spent one night in the captain's cabin, a neat original space, neat and clean. The boat is quietly located within walking distance of the center of Ghent. An attractive location!

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  2. Rosalind S - England

    23 Aug

    Great base for our stay in Ghent

    We loved the boat and Captain's Cabin; it was great that a fan was provided to make the hot nights bearable! And we came in just three days to feel that our walk back from town or to and from the bus/tram was our home territory. Our only criticism was that the place does feel as though it could do with a really deep clean and spruce up. Not quite as sleek and shiny as it looks in the pictures!

  3. Debra R - the United States

    25 May

    Beautiful stay

    Lovely stay in a very roomy unit, the Captains quarters! Everything we needed plus a full basket of breakfast goodies delivered every morning to our front door! Weather was a bit chilly but we were still able to sit out on the water to have our evening wine watching the ducks go by. Maarten was away on vacation but his son Jules took care of everything and was even nice enough to drive us to the train station. Was a bit leery at first but within walking distance to the beautiful town and all the restaurants and canal rides. A great stay!

  4. Valerie - France

    02 Apr

    Unique, charming stay Show original

    Unique, charming residence within walking distance of the center of Ghent. Maarten was very easily contactable in advance and on arrival. We enjoyed our stay in the boat. During corona times also very easy that there is a fridge to keep aperitif fresh. Just pay attention to get into the room safely, not really recommended for older / less mobile people.

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  5. Jen - England

    27 Jul

    Unique BnB on a houseboat Show original

    Unique BnB on a houseboat and within walking distance of the center of Ghent! Also good parking. Enjoyed breakfast outside on the boat!

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