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De Bootjes van Gent

Korenlei 4A, Ghent, Belgium
(+32) 09 / 229 17 16
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Ranked #9 of 21 activities in Ghent
Type: Boat Tours
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English first
Dorking, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We were not sure what to expect on the boat tour, but found it to be well worth the 6,50€ As the only english speakers on a full boat I was really surprised when the tour guide not only translated all of the standard information for us, but even included us in the jokes and small information that we may... More

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Shropshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Our School Choir group enjoyed a great tour of Medieval Gent this week during a concert tour and were highly entertained and informed by the captain Martin. A chance to sing under the Sint-Michels bridge was also great and we found the whole experience to be very friendly and memorable. Beautiful buildings, restaurants and a great relaxed feel to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Very nice time with the family, it was a cold breezy morning but the choice of covered or open boat was obvious to take in the sites. The tour guide Hazel was very nice as well. They offered blankets to the children and took us up and down several sections of the canal describing the sites and places in English... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Ghent is already a stunning city by daylight, but discovering it on a small boat over the canals, in the evening, and with a passionate guide is just THE experience you should have from your excursion to Ghent. We loved it even if it was very cold, and wanted to share it.

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Vlissingen
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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The best advantage of a boat tour is of course you see things from a whole other perspective. Another plus, is that you are not bothered by surrounding traffic, people etc, and so we could hear everything very well. I loved the tourguide of this company, it was a young guy, and he was in general very informative, and added... More

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
55 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

It was really fun to get a chance to see Ghent from the canals on a beautiful afternoon, and the price was right - 6.50 euros for a 40 minute trip (ours was somewhat longer). Unfortunately, I was sitting in the rear, and the engine drowned out nearly everything our guide said. Plus he was translating into at least four... More

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near Ghent
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Something every visitor should do. Not expensive, a multilingual (Nederlands, (Dutch), German, English) guide who knows a lot of stories that even I (born and have lived in Ghent) didn't know. And, of course, a view from the water is always different than when you just walk by. Another company offers (for extra money?) some beers, but this one offered... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

There are many boat tours available from different companies. We were packed on the boat like sardines and the commentary was boring and uninteresting. Felt like slow torture. Worse still: we saw other groups on other companies' boats go by us laughing and drinking Belgium's best beers or champaign. We got an ice cream straight out of the box instead.... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
75 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We visited Ghent on a day trip from Bruges. Having already been on a boat trip in Bruges, we decided to try one in Ghent. It was a decent price and lasted quite a while. We saw a lot of landmarks and the guide was great in explaining everything. It was sunny when we set off but decided to throw... More

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Somerset
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278 reviews 278 reviews
158 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Having taken the boat trip in Brugges which was poor given the price and the lack of time, I was not sure about this trip however I can only agree with the previous writer, excellent value, an experienced guide with a good knowledge of the sites. Take the trip before anything else and get acclimatised. Worth every penny.

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