Boat & Breakfast Veinard

Welcome to the website of Boat & Breakfast VEINARD.
Spending the night on a ship completes your Rotterdam experience.

On a unique spot in the Leuvehaven the “VEINARD” is moored, an oasis of peace at the end of the quay.
The Location is very central; sights, museums, restaurants, shopping are within walking distance.
Public transportation: tram, bus, metro, train, you will find in about 500 meter.
The watertaxi is also very near, from the VEINARD you can see it’s starting point.


The Appartments

There are two appartments on the VEINARD for Bed & Breakfast. Each room has its own entrance. Each room also has its own shower, cooking- and toilet room. We have two bicycles for guests.

The Roef- skipper’s house

The Roef is on the aft part of the ship. This 20m2 cozy cabin has a comfortable boxbed for two and has a view on the harbour.

Breakfast € 7,50 pp

info and reservations Roef


The Vooronder- the sailor cabin

The Vooronder (forecastle) is located at the very tip of the ship and as the name says in dutch, it is below deck.
This attractive appartment has a seperate room with a double bed.

Breakast € 7,50 pp

Info and reservations Vooronder




Veinard has been having her name since 1948 and was built in 1913 in Belgium. Veinard means: lucky one.
The size of this ship is 39 m long and 5 m wide; Enough room to share the fun of living on water with guests. So I have made two appartments for Bed & Breakfast.
I wanted to give the experience of staying on the Veinard an authentic touch and make rooms with a homelike atmosphere. So I used vintage furnishing and recycled materials.
The hostess lives in the former cargo hold that has been converted into a home. She will generally be there to welcome you and hand over the key. She will also, if ordered, provide breakfast in the morning which can be consumed in the room.

We have a black cat on the Veinard, his name is Mitsie and he likes to visit with the guests. He is not allowed to stay in the room.


Roaring Rotterdam

There is always something to do in Rotterdam and something for everyone. To begin with, we have the Maritime Museum in the Leuvehaven. If you look out the window in the deckhouse you can already see the largest museum piece; Hoisting the Simson.

Every year at the end of the summer we celebrate World Port Days in Rotterdam for three days, then there is plenty to do in and around the Leuvehaven and that is just the beginning.
Boat & Breakfast Veinard is a good base to explore Rotterdam, everything is within walking distance and if you go further away, renting a bicycle is a good option or by water taxi to the other side, with the SPIDO a tour through the ports and with the fast ferry to the windmills in Kinderdijk.



De Veinard was built in 1913 on a shipyard in Belgium . It is located here at the end of the Scheepmakerskade. That is a quiet place because it is a dead end quay with a small park, which makes the stay even more pleasant.


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