In a harbour as Antwerp you may choose to stay on board of a historic ship. Hannus is over 100 years old sailing vessel with 10 cabins allowing around 20 guests to sleep. Inside you will enjoy the maritime look and feel thanks to the beautiful wooden interior. The cabins are small, like you may expect on a sailing vessel, but comfortable with good beds, sink and heating. In the main cabin, breakfast is served and you may sit, read, chat with other guests. The kitchen may be used to make coffe or thee and to prepare a meal. It is all rather informal. We as owners are sleeping on board too and if needed we are always ready to help you.
When the weather is nice, you can enjoy the wonderfull views of the harbourfront, while sitting on deck with a drink. But in the driect neighborhoud are many nice bars and restaurants and the wonderful museum MAS. You may enter this museum for free underway to the top of the building and have a fantastic view over the city and the river. ( exhibitions are not for free).
It takes a nice walk along the river of around 10 minutes to reach the wonderful old centre where you will find many small and larger shops, musea, the cathedral and countless restaurants and bars .
You may reach us by car, most of the time we have free parking lots close by but there is an affordable parking close by too. Coming from Central Station, you take bus 17 until busstop Tavenierskaai. This is 100 meters max from our ship.
For the sportive traveller, families with childres and groups Hannus is a nice and informal place to stay-over. If booked well in advance it is also possible to make sailingtrips, for 1 or more days.
While the location of the ship is convenient for getting around on foot, there are a couple of things to be mindful of before making this booking.
First of all, the ship itself is not locked. Some of the cabin room doors lock from the inside but not all of them and it’s useless anyway once you leave the ship. Anyone can come right in.
Also, we booked the ship for 18 people traveling from Amsterdam and were told that we would have the ship to ourselves. When we arrived we were told another party would be arriving the next day. Not having a lock on the ship is even more problematic when other people you do not know are also on the boat- again, anyone can come in.
There is also no Wi-Fi. We were told there would be so if you stay here, do your research beforehand or find a café with Wi-Fi. The absence of Wi-Fi was an annoyance for members of our party that needed to do some work over the weekend.
The beds are quite small, all bunk beds by the way, and not really comfortable for sleeping. Some of the rooms were also quite smelly, reeking of petrol which made sleeping rather uncomfortable for a few of us.
All in all, we enjoyed our stay. The location was great, the showers were hot but mostly we enjoyed our stay because we liked our own company. If the things mentioned above were improved, it would be a great place to stay regardless of who you are with.
Een hele leuke ervaring gehad op de hannus boot! Top locatie en fijne plek om met een groep te verblijven! Het zag er netjes uit en het was makkelijk om dingen af te spreken met de verhuurder.
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Wer eine stilechte, romantische Übernachtung in der Kajüte eines funktionstüchtgen Ostseeseglers sucht, ist bei Jan goldrichtig. Wir waren begeistert von der Lage (direkter Blick auf das Bonaparte-Dock, das neue Museum im Hafen und die angrenzenden Restaurants, alles in einer Minute erreichbar, Altstadt in 10 Minuten zu Fuss erreichbar), haben uns noch am Abend der Ankunft im MAS umgeschaut - der Eintritt zur Dachterasse mit Blick über Antwerpen ist kostenlos - und im angrenzenden schwimmenden Kunstprojekt ein Bier getrunken. Am nächsten Morgen hatte Jan Zeit, uns bei einem guten Frühstück ein wenig über die Geschichte des Schiffs, mögliche Touren auf der Schelde und aktuelle belgische Politik zu informieren. Absolut empfehlenswert!
Very unique accommodation in an interesting part of the City with a new museum, MAS, a few steps away. Jan was a gracious host and an excellent breakfast was included with various breads, meat, cheese, spreads, juice, tea & coffee, etc.