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Sailor Room @ Bed & Breakfast Boat

Converted Cargo ship in the center of the medieval city of Ghent

Good 4/5 (3 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 30 min 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.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

King size beds: 1


The Sailor room is the fully renovated original sailors room in the front of the cargo ship. The bedroom holds an large round bed, and has a en-suite shower & toilet. 

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city
Holiday resort
Lake / riverside

Sporting activities
Linen provided

Kayaks available for rent.


Towels provided
Hair dryer

Internet access


WiFi / internet

Satellite / Cable tv

Indoor facilities

Mooring sloop / boat possible

Outdoor facilities

Air conditioning

Heating / cooling

Central heating
Electric fans

City views


Close to the shops

Free parking

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Walking / hiking

Activities nearby


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

3 Reviews - Sailor Room @ Bed & Breakfast Boat

Good 4/5

  1. Charlotte - Germany

    07 Sep

    Lovely stay on the deck Show original

    It is wonderful to relax on the deck, with a coffee in the morning sun. A unique, atmospheric location: peaceful on the water, and at the same time within walking distance of the bustling city center. Maarten is an attentive host, everything went perfectly as agreed. Recommended!

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  2. Stefano J - the Netherlands

    08 Jan

    Shame Show original

    The stay was nice and the city center of Ghent is easily walkable. Breakfast was okay. We were sorry that the accommodation was not well maintained. Dust and dirt under the bed and bedside table from several months and defects here and there in the shower. It's a pity that the room cannot be properly ventilated. We hope that this can be improved for the future tenant. We won't be coming back here again. Too expensive for what you get. Greetings, Stefano and Marie-louise

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  3. Eva - the Netherlands

    23 Dec

    Breakfast is very luxurious! Show original

    The room is clean and equipped with all necessities, the location with a short walk to the center is ideal, and the communication is smooth. In addition, the breakfast gives a very luxurious feeling. Definitely recommend!

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