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Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent provided by De Bootjes Van Gent - Rederij Dewaele

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Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Departure Point
Korenlei 4, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • On-board commentary in several languages
  • Drinks (available for purchase at the jetty)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Sandro PB wrote a review Feb 2020
Helmsange, Luxembourg127 contributions22 helpful votes
This is one of the better city boat tours I've been on. Very friendly both at the kiosk selling the tickets and on the boat itself. The commentary was very informative and even the grey day didn't dampen the experience.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Roland B wrote a review Feb 2020
Ferndown, United Kingdom19 contributions7 helpful votes
As ever,Belgium in January very cold (take warm layers!),and we were pleasantly surprised to find ,unlike a previous experience in Bruges,trip boats running at this time of year; we opted for an enclosed one( €7 each for a 40 minute or so tour) we felt it good value;guide very
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Date of experience: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
sttimmj1 wrote a review Dec 2019
Warrington, United Kingdom377 contributions94 helpful votes
Have visited Ghent many times but have never done the boat trip? Was a beautiful day but a bit chilly so we were all provided with blankets.Beautiful views from the boat with an excellent commentary The canal is not very big but there is plenty to see with a witty guide to keep
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Date of experience: November 2019
1 Helpful vote
Zsolt wrote a review Nov 2019
Brussels, Belgium31 contributions2 helpful votes
Taking a ship tour is the best way to explore a little bit the history of this ancient and nice town. Well organised and romantic, I cannot but recommend to couples and families, we loved it!
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Date of experience: July 2019
1 Helpful vote
TysonKlopp wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia33 contributions19 helpful votes
I think if you have been walking around gent for a few hours and want a little boat tour with some decent views and little bits of history then this is great. Our tour guide spoke 3 languages which ain’t easy. I would recommend it
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1 Helpful vote
About the operator

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By: De Bootjes Van Gent - Rederij Dewaele
Great way to see Ghent
A boat tour always provides a different perspective and angle to take photos. The company was really good to answer
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Nice boat ride, 90% in German
We enjoyed the tour, but 90% of it was spoken in German, even though we were told it would also be in English.
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Great little boat ride
40 minutes of relaxing, historical and interesting information. Great way to see the city. Our guide, Pablo was cha
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Terrible guide
Maybe this trip is OK if you get a decent guide. Unfortunately we didn’t. His commentary was infantile, narcissisti
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Just Okay
We took a boat tour at 5pm and selected the closed boat because it was drizzling and cold outside. The tour was sho
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Steven S
Great way to get a feel of waterways
Trip took only about 35 minutes- so it is easy to work in between other tourist attractions. You go under a number
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Great Tour guide
Patrick was a really fun and funny tour guide. He did the tour in three different languages so that everyone coul
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This was a great way to see things from the water.
So if you don't want to walk or want to see things differently, for 7 euros you can and it is very well worth it. Y
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Nice, Short, and Affordable
This boat trip takes 40min and it costs €7pp. It is very informative about the history. The weather was amazing and
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A Pleasant Interlude
The ride seemed to be about 40 minutes (I didn't time it). The pilot was knowledgeable, and, after determining whic
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Worth the cash, but could be more comprehensive
At 7 euro, you get good quality for money and an interesting tour. The area you cover is quite short though, and
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Louise H
Good and Different Views
This is worth 7 euros for the trip. Easy enough to pick up by the canal side and no wait on the Saturday. The comm
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Marcia L
Wonderful informative trip
We enjoyed this so much we went two days in a row. The drivers easily launch into five languages back and forth. Th
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spyro m
A fun and relaxing way to see / learn about Gent
The Boats of Gent was a very fun way to tour and see the city. While the canals are not as big or expansive as lets
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Great Tour
Had a fabulous boat tour from this company. Had a tour in English with a delightful young gentleman who took us to
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