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De 4 Vaargetijden – Oudenaarde
The Barge "De 4 Vaargetijden", which is a Dutch wordplay meaning "the four sailingseasons/sailingtides", is a real old-timer. During 1998 it was completely renewed to address all modern passenger requirements. The barges new life as a luxury passenger cruiser started in 1999.
Nevertheless, the ship still keeps its atmosphere from the old "freight-barge" days. Interior and decks are finished in traditional woods and brass style.
De 4 Vaargetijden offers plenty of space to its passengers. Distributed among two decks one can find:
This is where the four cabins are located, each one fully equipped with two spacious beds and large stowing area. A bathroom integrated with every cabin offers private shower, washing table and toilet. For your comfort the room is equipped with continental quilts and soft sheets on the beds, fresh towels, warm and cold tap water, electricity (220V and 24V) and central heating.
In the living room a large dining table offers space for guests and their ship hosts to enjoy the daily meals. Our guests better bring good appetite! Belgian cuisine is renowned, and offers lots of pleasant surprises.
Comfortable sofas invite you to relax. The ships services include a library, television, music, board games,... as well as a mini bar on "honour" basis.
A large stairway connects the living room with the "steering house" on the upper deck. A second stairway in the cabin area offers direct access to the outside deck.
The steering house is the heart of "de 4 Vaargetijden". Not only this is the spot to watch the ship manoeuvring through canals and locks, the large windows also offer a magnificent view on the passing countryside.
Thanks to the ships central heating, this is the place to enjoy the trip Four Sailing Seasons long!
A wide door offers access to a spacious sun deck in free air. Easy chairs and tables can be used for an outdoor pick-nick on warm and sunny days.
A few steps near the front of the ship lead to a cosy bench. This really is the first-row to experience both sides of the canal. Also perfectly suited for a barbecue on a hot summer night.
Bikes, fishing gear and some open-air games make your vacation complete.
You bring Walking shoes, binoculars or camera. And don't forget your good mood!
This is where the two cabins for B&B are located, each one fully equipped with two spacious beds and large stowing area. A bathroom integrated with every cabin offers private shower, washing table and toilet. For your comfort the room is equipped with continental quilts and soft sheets on the beds, fresh towels, warm and cold tap water, electricity (220V and 24V) and central heating.
75 € per night pro cabin incl. breakfast
- Credit cards
Visa / Master
Breakfast: different types of bread, muesli and cornflakes, milk and yoghurt, cheese, sliced sausage, marmalade, egg, coffee, tea and juices.
On special demand only!
Diner: a three-course meal with a starter or soup, meat or fish, two different types of vegetables, salad and a desert. Joined with some refreshment (water, wine, beer or lemonade)
The inspiration for each menu is taken from the rich Belgian cuisine. In case you have some simple dietary wishes, we are glad to support them. We request you to provide required information to our cook at least two weeks before departure. Any special preferences? Our cook always is willing to take your advice.
You prefer the half board arrangement? Every night you are free to enter the harbour town for your own gastronomic discoveries. The local specialities offered in many good restaurants will amaze you. Your ships hosts can give plenty of advise!
- Car park
Public parking next to the boat!
Rental of bikes with 7 speeds, childrens bikes and seats.
Welcome for all dogs that appreciate the company of our Bearded collie "Dief"
Smoking is strictly prohibited in the lower deck area, including all cabins.
- Disabled persons
- Internet / wireless access
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Olga & Maurits Karreman
Trekweg Linkeroever 1 Bus 1
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- Horenbecca Ghent Oudenaarde – Horebeke (5 km)
- De Charlou – Kruishoutem (9 km)
- Gasthof 'Hoeve De Schapenkop' 9.4 – Ronse (11 km)
- De Peracker – Waregem (15 km)
- Caachira – Arc-Ainiéres (17 km)
- Hotel Torenhof – Sint-Martens-Latem (20 km)
- Hotel Verhaegen – Ghent (24 km)
- Grand Hotel Damier 9.2 – Kortrijk (24 km)
- De Landweg – Tielt (30 km)
- Ter Zuidhoek 9.5 – Roeselare (35 km)
- gastenhof Ter Lombeek 10.0 – Roosdaal (35 km)
- Residence-Silence 8.6 – Dendermonde (38 km)
Experiences from previous visitors
Stay: October 2009
Written on 5 December 2011 by Charles Warrell (Couple, age 55-64)
My wife and I have had three wonderful trips with Olga and Maurits on De Veer Vaargetijden. The accommodations are cozy and clean, the food is excellent, and the hospitality is beyond compare. There is no more relaxing vacation than cruising the Belgian waterways, nibbling on cheese and sipping a local beer. Spending the night tied at the ancient quay in the heart of historic Ghent is a magical experience. Bruges, day or night, is another wonder to behold, and the De Veer Vaargetijden is there, tied to the quay within easy reach of the city center. Olga and Maurits create a comfortable atmosphere that is hard to leave. We are looking forward to our next trip on De Veer Vaargetijden.