Rederij De Gentenaer

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Rederij De Gentenaer

Discover the city in a playful way



Public transport nearby
Catering possible
Historical site
City centre
Wheelchair accessible
Hoogpoort 39
9000 Gent
+32 9 269 08 69

Discover what Ghent has to offer from the water. Rederij De Gentenaer offers guided cruises of 50 minutes, by open and covered boats, through the historic city centre as well as tailor-made programmes. 

Discover the history

Experience Ghent from the water, a unique way to discover the city. Travel back to the Middle Ages and learn about the prestigious past as you sail past the beautiful facades, old meat hall and the breathtaking Castle of the Counts.

Open all year round

Shipping company De Gentenaer is open all year round and is the only one with fully covered boats as well as open boats, so you can sail in almost any weather. There are also two small electric ecological 'whisper boats'.


The total capacity is 450 persons divided into 10 open boats of 25 persons, 3 covered boats of 60 persons and 2 whisper boats of 10 persons.

Tailor-made program

In addition to the guided tours, Rederij De Gentenaer also provides your tailor-made programme. This can range from a cruise with an aperitif on board to a full day programme with guided walk or cycle tour, visit to the museum, lunch and so on. Be sure to take a look at the website to get an idea of what a day can look like and what the possibilities are.

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