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Zeilschip Mercator

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Ship Museum to Ourselves

We stumbled on this gem whilst looking for somewhere to Eat. Thoroughly Enjoyed our time looking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fleetwood, United Kingdom
Good to do on a windy day

Definitely something you should visit when in Oostende, I went on a windy day just to get out of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Canberra, Australia
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Vindictivelaan, Ostend 8400, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled on this gem whilst looking for somewhere to Eat. Thoroughly Enjoyed our time looking around. we have an English guide book so we understood everything and had the entire ship to ourselves to wander at our own pace taking everything in properly!!

Thank hwatson1705
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely something you should visit when in Oostende, I went on a windy day just to get out of the wind but I am glad I did. Some very interesting exhibitions.

Thank Benjamin_Ball42
Reviewed 7 October 2018

A wonderful way to spend an hour or two exploring this carefully restored sailing vessel. To imagine living on board in those days. I think I would have needed Officer's accommodation with the obligatory crystal drinks decanters! - Thoroughly enjoyed even though many of the...More

Thank Stuart W
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I visitesd this ship when I was a child and had beautiful memories of it. Now, 35 years later, my opinion remains equal. A beautiful Lady being taken care of very well. A must visit for all, young and old.

Thank Travelbird19
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We went with my 3 children whilst in ostend, and we really enjoyed walking aorund this sailing ship whilst the children pretended they were sailors. It's been restored really well and the visitors book in english which was free was a bonus to understanding what...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

This was a great experience. From the engine room to the crew's quarters and not forgetting the cramped confines of the crew and the radio operators etc. Very enjoyable for English speakers when given a free English visitors guide.

Thank Englishtravelfanatic
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Whilst in Ostend visiting another attraction there is no way that you can pass this by. What a fantastic piece of history.

Thank frank p
Reviewed 5 August 2018

nice experience. You get a good impression how life on board was. Great job they did with the complete restoration of this famous ship. Takes about half an hour to visit.

Thank geert c
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

The huge ship is docked 10 minutes walk away from the railway station. It's impressive both on the outside and the inside. The ship is well preserved with all its accessories, furniture and original look and feel. Wouldn't surprise me if they took it out...More

Thank Dhawal_Keswani
Reviewed 4 July 2018

The Mercator is considered the crown jewel of Ostend and it has a central place in the yacht docks. You can read more about the history of this ship with a Google search. Most famously it carried the remains of Father Damien back to Belgium....More

Thank JSolitude
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