Guided boat trip in historical heart of Ghent

It will be our pleasure to take you on an informative boat trip through out the city of Ghent and to let you discover the period of the Middle Ages. See the silent witnesses of the prestigious and glorious past : the beautifull house fronts of the Graslei, the big old meat-market, the rugged and steep walls of the Castle of Counts. Admire the only typical wooden housefront.
You will surely go home with an unforgettable idea of Ghent.

OPEN and COVERED boats are at your disposal.


Departure: Groentenmarkt / Vleeshuisbrug (Rederij De Gentenaer)

A guided boat trip of 50 minutes
along the rivercanals “Lys” and “Lieve” towards the Reep / Gerard Duivelsteen

Opening hours

  • From April 1st untill October 15th: open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 o’clock.
  • During Autumn/Winter open daily from 11:00 to 16:00 o’clock at Graslei, from jetty Gent-Watertoerist
  • Closed on 25/12 and 01/01.

Boat trip of 50 minutes


  • Adult: € 7,00
  • 65+ / Student / Disabled person: € 6,50
  • Citizen of Ghent: € 6,00
  • Child (3 y – 11 y): € 4,00

Private Boat Charter with captain as your guide

  • open or covered boat (private) untill 6 pm
  • Rental of private boat with guidance
  • € 130,00 for 40 minutes for max. 20 persons
  • € 170,00 for 60 minutes for max. 20 persons
  • Per extra person: € 8,50 supplement
  • Rental private ecological boat ’Electr’eau’ (max. 11 people)
  • € 100,00 for 40 minutes boat trip
  • € 140,00 for 60 minutes boat trip
  • After 6 pm: price on request

- The above mentioned prices are valid for the open and covered boats
- At any time the route can be changed
- Due to the concept of the boat it is not possible to visit every location with
a covered boat
- Guidance during the boat excursion is in E/D/F/G
Spanish and Italian guidance is possible on request