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Departure cities

Belgium

Known for its tantalising chocolates and gourmet cuisine, the Flanders region of coastal Belgium is rich in culture and natural beauty — windmills, meadows, marshes, sandy beaches and bustling cities replete with Gothic architectural grandeur. Evidence of its history is everywhere on canal boat holidays in Flanders whilst you encounter one looming castle after another! Thers are some nice cruises: 

Gastronomy and Beer

Chocolates and Lace cruise
Nieuwpoort - Nieuwpoort  
 

History and architecture

Beautiful Bruges cruise
Eeklo - Eeklo

Highlights

  • Take a dip in the North sea from the beautiful beaches of Oostende  and Nieuwpoort and sip a belgium beer at one of the waterside cafes.
  • Stroll through the beautiful city of Bruges, known as the Venice of the North, and visit one of its many cultural sites (cathedral, Burg, town hall, belfry...) before lunch at one of its many michelin-starred restaurants. Or head straight to the chocolate museum and many unusual shops.
  • View some modern art at the SMAK museum in Gand .
  • Visit the WWI museum and sites of Ypres.
  • Follow TinTin's footsteps as he is one of Belgium's most famous inhabitants.
  • Buy some pretty lace or hand-made chocolates in Gent.
  • Taste some of the 680 beers produced in Belgium at one of the many breweries then order some fresh seafood from the North Sea.

Useful information

Navigating in Belgium is easy and suitable for beginners.
Locks have lock-keepers. Moorings are plentiful and usually cost approximately 10 euros per night.
Closest airports are in Brussel , Oostende and Lille . Closest train stations are in Oostende and Veurne . We can help with train times and arrange taxi transfers for you to get to your boat.

SELF DRIVE BOATS IN THIS REGION

Royal Mystique A

5 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Our Royal Mystique A boat hire can accommodate parties up to six. The canal boats feature heating and air-conditioning, a 17-inch LCD flat-screen TV/DVD player, and a media center with MP3/USB connectivity. The huge sundeck has a fixed table and cushioned seating, plus a sun canopy. Cabins have...

Vision 3

5 stars 6 Permanent Berths 4 Temporary Berths
Manoeuvring is simple with joystick steering, making this diesel boat hire a breeze to handle! Full-size twin beds convert to doubles, and two other sleeping areas allow for a total crew of 10. The Vision3 offers elegance, privacy, and common areas for socialising inside and outside! It’s...

Elegance

4 stars 6 Permanent Berths
Sleeping a maximum of six, the Elegance boasts three staterooms each fitted with single beds that convert to doubles, allowing sleeping flexibility on your boat holidays. The cabins and three bathrooms with showers are all forward of the generous saloon with its two dining tables and glass sliding...

Magnifique

4 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Our Magnifique boat hire is an ideal choice for parties up to 10. The cabins are set fore and aft to enhance privacy, and to give the central saloon prominence. A huge sundeck features a fixed table, cushioned seats, a sun canopy and cool box. Speakers pipe music in. About as upscale as you can...

Tarpon 37 Duo Prestige

4 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
2 Cabins lounge cabin Up to 4/6 peoples Rear cabin: choice between two single berths or one double berth Forward cabin: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two showers ( outdoor shower : Germany, Burgundy and some boats on the Canal du Midi) / two...

Caprice

3 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
A superb choice for a boat hire in the UK, the Caprice is ideal for parties up to six. The two en-suite staterooms (most offer air-conditioning) are located forward, leaving lots of room in the rear for the saloon and aft deck. The saloon has a radio/CD player and MP3/USB connectivity, and most...

Cirrus B

3 stars 3 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
The Cirrus B is very popular in our fleet. Measuring 8. 80 metres (29-foot), it can comfortably accomodate a couple or a small family with enough space for everyone. The double cabin at the rear, as well as the large saloon with a single sofa bed and dinette converting into a second single bed,...

Countess

3 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Sleeping a maximum of six, the Countess is a great canal boat hire well-appointed with warm and inviting wood cabinets and extensive interior space. The grand saloon has a radio/CD player and the large rear deck is an ideal venue for socialising and watching the scenery glide by! Interior &...

Linssen 33.9

3 stars 4 Permanent Berths 6 Temporary Berths
2 cabins and lounge Front cabin : 1 double berth Rear cabin : 1 double berth Lounge : 1 seat convertible to a double berth Front bathroom : 1 shower / 1 wash basin / 1 WC Rear bathroom : 1 washbasin / 1 WC 1 exterior steering position, Sprayhood Sun roof –...

Ryna Cruiser 1400

3 stars 9 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
4 cabins and lounge cabin 2 Forward cabins, both with one double berths 2 Rear cabins, both with 2 single berths convertible in a double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: three showers / three washbasins 1 steering position. Minimum height in...

Tarpon 32

3 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
2 Cabins lounge cabin Up to 4/6 ( 2) peoples Forward cabin: one double berth one child bunk Rear cabin: one double berth one child bunk Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two showers / two washbasins / two WCs 9,10 m x 3,75 m - 2 steering...

Tarpon 37 N

3 stars 7 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Boats with a recent conception and comfort equipment Up to 7/9 ( 1) peoples 3 Cabins lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth one single berth Rear cabin portside: one double berth with one raised child bunk (on certain models) Rear cabin starboard side: two single bunk...

Classique

2 stars 8 Permanent Berths
With four cabins, Classique boat rentals sleep a maximum of eight. You’ve got cabins fitted with bunk beds for kids, and singles that convert to doubles. The big saloon with U-shaped settee and large dining table has a radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity. These recently upgraded...

Continentale

2 stars 6 Permanent Berths
With three private staterooms, your Continentale canal boat hire is a perfect selection for a maximum party of six. Families or groups of friends will find this boat ideally suited for boating holidays in style and comfort. The new upgrades in cabins, bathrooms, the saloon and the kitchen make...

Corvette A

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths
 Superb for boat cruises with two couples, the Corvette sleeps a maximum of four in front and rear staterooms with en-suite bathrooms and showers. Picture windows illuminate the saloon, which has a radio/CD player (some boats have flat-screen TV/DVD players). A Corvette boat hire pampers and...

Capri TS

1 stars 2 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Ideal for couples with a single child, a Capri TS boat hire features a nicely appointed private cabin forward with a double bed and a closet. The bathroom is easily accessed via the saloon, which has a spacious dining area across from the L-shaped kitchen equipped with an electric fridge and...

Sheba

1 stars 3 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Enjoy a private aft cabin with double bed and a convertible single settee perfect for a couple. Saloons in Sheba boat rentals have a radio/CD player, and the dining table/settee converts to a double. Large encompassing windows provide abundant natural light. On deck, there’s a top steering...