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Converted barges in Bruges

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Bruges, the current place where the Watergeus is moored. Bruges is well known for it's historical centre. It always had a very strict regulation for house boats. Here are a few pictures of converted barges in Bruges.

A spit barge converted into a house boat

The Ster Der Zee, a spit barge converted into a hotel

One of the oldest ships along the Kolenkaai, a 1911 built spits barge called Julie

The luxury converted spits barge Marie-Galante, used as a house boat in Bruges

Nomade, a converted spits barge, used as a house boat in Bruges

Taranta, a French spits barge converted for living afloat

The Rio Claro, a magnificent example on how to convert a Sleepschip into a house boat.

Another spits converted into a house boat

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