Set on the Ghent-Bruges Canal within a 10-minute walk from historic Bruges, Market Square and the Belfry, Barge Johanna B&B offers air-conditioned cabins on a boat. Guests can benefit from free WiFi in public areas and free parking nearby the property. Overlooking the canal, all rooms are fitted with an en-suite bathroom with a shower, a wash basin and a toilet. Bed linen is available as well. At the Barge Johanna, a homemade breakfast is served in the shared living area every morning. When the weather is nice, you can sit out on the upper deck. Bicycles can be rented on site to explore Bruges and its surroundings. From the bed and breakfast, it is less than 1 km to Bruges Railway Station. From here, you can travel to Ghent in 35 minutes. Basilica of the Holy Blood is 1.5 km away.

This is our guests' favourite part of Bruges, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

B&B Barge Johanna has been welcoming guests since 17 Sept 2014.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Bruges, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

FREE parking!


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Room type
2 single beds
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


Value for money
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  • Penny
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The location is perfect, close to train station and a short walk to the centre of town.
  • Shawn
    United StatesUnited States
    It was the perfect place to stay while traveling. Started my mornings off with a delicious breakfast from the generous hosts and it was a close walk to the city.
  • Jack
    Hosts were fabulous, very friendly and generous hospitality. The room was so comfortable, and quiet, it was very peaceful & perfect for rest after a big day exploring. Not far from the city centre either.
  • Iain
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We loved staying at Barge Johanna! We originally had another place booked in Bruges but they cancelled our reservation and I am glad they did. The barge has been very nicely renovated and the rooms were comfortable. Waking up with the view from...
  • Herft
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Excellent stay over two nights, great location, short walk to the main tourist locations in Brugge. Hosts were amazing, and overall, a very pleasant stay. Would highly recommend.
  • Richard
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely helpful hosts, amazing breakfast. Good location, short walk to town.
  • Evelin
    Everything was perfect :) They was very nice with us,our room was equipped. :)
  • Alessandro
    Very beautiful boat and suites with all comforts, with a fantastic breakfast served by the two gentle owners. We'll be back, and I warmly suggest this accommodation to visit Bruges
  • Graham
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very welcoming and informative. Excellent breakfast. A relaxing experience. Bike hire an added bonus.
  • Max
    Extremely friendly and welcoming cute boat-hotel. I wonder why the price was that good, but maybe I just had some luck. The hosts, a couple, is extremely helpfull and friends all the time. Also I fell in love with the dog and cat who are living...
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi we have a high vehicle and are worried about parking

    There is no hight limit in the street and surroundings, but free parkins space is VERY limited. Nearest parking lot is at the train station (500m) at 5,50 euro/24h but there is a limited hight of 2m15. Hope this helps
    Answered on 27 September 2022
  • Hi, Are you open for below dates? 29th April to May 1st 2022? I don’t see your pricing as well. Could you please confirm pricing for above dates?

    Sorry, we are closed from mid April till somewhere October/November due to our other operations as barge cruise ship in France (see site johannacruises)
    Answered on 25 February 2022
  • Hey Do you have parking? And is breakfast included? Cheers Rach

    Hi Rach, Continental breakfast is included. Free parking is very limited in the street. No problem to come by car to drop off your luggage. I can then show you where parking is available nearby, free or at 5.50 euro/24h. Best, Kris
    Answered on 13 December 2021

Managed by Kris and Patsie

Company review score: 9.8Based on 160 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

After a hectic life in ICT and physical education, Kris and Patsie decided to change course and offer relaxing barge cruises in Belgium and France on their live-abord hotelship Johanna in summer. During winter season, the rooms are available for B&B in Bruges. We both love meeting new people and sharing information, having a pleasant chat or just see that our guests are happy.

Neighbourhood information

Being moored on the canal just outside the city center of Bruges, this is one of the most quiet areas to stay. In the morning you may be woken by quacking ducks swimming beneath the portholes. Apart from the historic city of Bruges at walking distance from the schip, Damme and Sluis are at cycling distance (6 and 15km) along the canal. Even the Belgian coast is worth a visit, with Ostend at 25km, or the Belle Epoque village of De Haan and the mondaine city of Knokke with its many modern art galleries, golf course and "The Zwin" nature reserve.

Languages spoken


Property surroundings *

Facilities of B&B Barge Johanna
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • Heating
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • River view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
Living Area
  • Dining area
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
No internet access available.
Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Daily housekeeping
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Adult only
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch

House rules

B&B Barge Johanna takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 17:00 to 22:00


From 07:30 to 10:30



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 12 years are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 12 and older are allowed)

Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 07:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that this property has pets, which include a cat and a friendly dog.

Please be informed that limited parking is available for guests at 550 yards away from the B&B, at a surcharge of EUR 5.50 per day. Please note that the parking is subject to availability and cannot be reserved.

Please inform B&B Barge Johanna in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about B&B Barge Johanna

  • The prices at B&B Barge Johanna may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • B&B Barge Johanna is 0.8 miles from the centre of Bruges. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • B&B Barge Johanna offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Bicycle rental

  • Guests staying at B&B Barge Johanna can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free

  • Room options at B&B Barge Johanna include:

    • Twin
    • Single
    • Double

  • Check-in at B&B Barge Johanna is from 17:00, and check-out is until 10:30.