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Boat Hotel De Barge is a unique hotel in Bruges which floats on the Bruges-Ghent Canal, 1969 feet from Bruges Railway Station. It offers a fine dining restaurant on board with a terrace and features cabins fitted with free WiFi. The nonsmoking cabins at De Barge have a nautical atmosphere with its characteristic boat decorations and blue colors. Guests can relax at the lounge. The Captains Table restaurant serves regional dishes from Flemish beef stew to lobster 'De Barge'. In the morning, an extensive breakfast with fresh breads, juices and fruits is served. The central Market Square and the Belfry of Bruges are within 20 minutes on foot from De Barge.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Boat Hotel De Barge has been welcoming guests since Apr 8, 2001

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Bruges, this hotel has an excellent location score of 8.8

Breakfast Info


FREE parking!

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Room Type
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 full bed
2 twin beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Kelly
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Unique experience. Peaceful setting on the canal. Great breakfast buffet. Great location.
  • Nadeem
    Staff was excellent in their services, they even had the room available before time.
  • Andreas
    I liked that the staff did everything to make our stay a lovely experience. We needed to get out before the breakfast starts and they prepared it, without us asking, as a takeaway for us. It was a great experience.
  • Martina
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The uniqueness of staying on a barge was fun. Location to walking into downtown Brugge was easy.
  • Fiona
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    As soon as I arrived the friendly staff made me feel at home. Rooms are good size but appear small because of the massive bed. Very comfortable. Bathroom quite small but adequate. Food is outstanding. Evening dining highly recommended. Good...
  • Trevor
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very good breakfast. Great location, very relaxing and an easy walk into Bruges.
  • Bob
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Staff was outstanding. The breakfast facilities were cramped. The room was nice. Really no room for the desk in the room. Wifi was great. Great location for walking around Brugge
  • Robert
    Great breakfast- nice rooms and a really good find
  • Delsink
    It was a very nice experience, facilities were very nice, bathroom was great with jacuzzi bath and very clean. Bed is very comfy and nice breakfast. Definitely recommended
  • Alicia
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The hotel was unique as it was a boat. The rooms were a good size. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Property questions and answers
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  • Hello do you have 2 connecting rooms for a family ?

    Dear, we can reserve (upon availability) to have 2 rooms next too each other. Kind regards, Hotel De Barge
    Answered on 25 October 2020
  • do you have secure bike storage?

    Yes, we have recently built a bike shack that can be secured during the night.
    Answered on 1 January 2021
  • Hello, According to some reviews, bed bugs have been detected in the rooms! Has any action been taken place to manage the problem with the bed bugs an..

    Dear, Off course. We have done treatments with a specialised firm, we bought our own pest control equipment for heat and steam treatments, we have cha..
    Answered on 4 November 2020
  • is it possible to add a dinner for two people to a reservation which does include only the breakfast? if so, how much does it cost?

    Good morning, Thank you for your message. We have an arrangement for room+breakfast+dinner and it's called a one-day special, the cost of this arrang..
    Answered on 4 December 2020
  • Hi, do you have any secure parking for two motorcycles please

    We have a private parking where you can park, but it is open air and without camera surveillance.
    Answered on 18 August 2023
  • Is there a shower and toilet in each room?

    Dear Guest, In every room we have showers or a bath and toilet. Kind regards. Hotel De Barge
    Answered on 14 July 2020
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • The Captain's Table
    • Cuisine
      Belgian • French
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner
    • Ambience

Amenities of Boat Hotel De Barge

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Bar
  • Heating
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Pet bowls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Car rental
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Boat Hotel De Barge takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 years
Crib upon request
€ 10 per child, per night
2 years old
Crib upon request
€ 10 per child, per night
Extra bed upon request
€ 30 per child, per night
3 - 5 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 30 per child, per night
6+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 50 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Bancontact Cash Boat Hotel De Barge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the full amount has to be paid when children stay in existing beds.

When booking 3 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
- Cancelation between 7 en 0 Day(s) before arrival: 100.00 % will be charged
- Cancelation between 21 en 8 Day(s) before arrival: 50.00 % will be charged
- Cancelation 3 weeks before arrival: 25.00 euros will be charged

Parking is located 500 feet from the hotel and costs EUR 5.50 per 24 hours.

Tea and coffee are available in the room for an additional fee of EUR 5.

Small and medium-sized dogs are allowed upon request for an additional fee of 15 euros per dog per night.

The restaurant only serves dinner and is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

The Captain's Table: Closed from Wed, Oct 04, 2023 until Thu, Oct 12, 2023

FAQs about Boat Hotel De Barge

  • Boat Hotel De Barge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Boat Hotel De Barge is 0.7 miles from the center of Bruges. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Guests staying at Boat Hotel De Barge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.5).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental

    • Boat Hotel De Barge has 1 restaurant:

      • The Captain's Table

    • Check-in at Boat Hotel De Barge is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Room options at Boat Hotel De Barge include:

      • Double

    • The prices at Boat Hotel De Barge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.