Captains room @ Bed & Breakfast Boat
A converted Cargo ship in the centre of medieval city of Ghent
- 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.
- Authentic converted cargo ship
- Quiet neighbourhood
- 10min walk from city center (or 30min by kayak)
- Free private parking, free wifi
- personal lands
- Extensive breakfast served at your door
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.
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!
25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)
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.
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city
Lake / riverside
Kayaks available for rent
Dining table & chairs
Satellite / Cable tv
WiFi / internet
Child /baby cot
Terrace / balcony
Mooring sloop / boat possible
Heating / cooling
Close to the shops
Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking
Cycling / mountain biking
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.
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.
4 Reviews - Captains room @ Bed & Breakfast Boat
Peter - the Netherlands
Neat original space Show originalShow original
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!
Valerie - France
Unique, charming stay Show originalShow 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.
Rosalind S - England
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!
Jen - England
Unique BnB on a houseboat Show originalShow original
Unique BnB on a houseboat and within walking distance of the center of Ghent! Also good parking. Enjoyed breakfast outside on the boat!