Wasn't too sure what to expect but there were no unpleasant surprises on De Barge.
On the minus side, I would think that travellers who either have mobility problems or a dislike of confined space might be better looking elsewhere. There are steps to negotiate when going aboard and the cabins are a bit small and the one we were in at the stern of the boat had some internal trip hazards where the deck was stepped (to accommodate steering gear?). Oh yes, if you are on the tall side, you might find yourself having to duck occasionally! Fortunately, neither of us is claustrophobic, or tall although we did stumble bit on the stepped area.
That much said the 'ship' was clean and well run by very helpful, obliging and friendly staff. Food was good (although dinner was a bit pricey although this seemed to be general in the city) and efficiently served in the close confines of the restaurant area. Breakfast (self service) offered a good choice in terms of quality and quantity.
The location is very pleasant and we did not suffer any of the disturbance from the car park reported by other TA reviewers. In addition to the pleasant waterside location, it is well situated for walking through the lovely park to the more familiar tourist haunts of Brugge.
An interesting experience!
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- Also Known As:
- De Barge Bruges