May 2018
B&B Vita Nova is renewed

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About us
B&B Vita Nova

Vita Nova is a historic, motorized cargo boat build in 1940 in Belgium. This type of boat is called a ‘spits’. The boat, with her specific size, is built to navigate the canals of Belgium and France. When the Vita Nova was still operational, as a cargo boat, it docked multiple times in Amersfoort.

Vita Nova is one of the best preserved boats of its kind in Europe. It’s also part of a prestigious ‘sailing heritage’. Since 2010 Vita Nova has been used as a B&B.

We are located close to the historical city center of Amersfoort. Amersfoort is in the middle of the Netherlands and is easily accessible by car, train and bus. The boat is permanently docked in ‘De Nieuwe Stad’ (The New City), the creative area of Amersfoort. One can find small businesses, galleries and restaurants within a short walk. A shopping area, ‘Eemplein’, with a supermarket and cinema, is also nearby. From the modern ‘Eemplein’ walk through the breath-taking historical ‘Koppelpoort’, an iconic portion of the old city wall, to the bustling city center of Amersfoort.

B&B Vita Nova is a truly unique experience. We cannot wait to welcome you.


from our guests

  • Estelle (NL)

    Leuke locatie, unieke slaapplek op de boot, vriendelijke gastvrouw en vlakbij het centrum!

  • Constantin (DE)

    Die Besitzer sind unglaublich nett und hilfsbereit. Das Frühstück ist mit frischen Produkten aus der Region und der Cappuccino ist besser wie in Italien. Ein richtig schönes Erlebnis.

  • Eelco (NL)

    Schoon, netjes, aardige en behulpzame gastvrouw, heerlijk ontbijt. Alles klopt!

  • Stephan (DE)

    If you are looking for a unique stay, this is the place. Elene and her husband have created a cosy little floating haven in Amersfoort. Everything from the room and breakfast to the decoration is done with a thoughtful touch. I will be sure to come again. Thanks for the stay!

  • Mélanie (FR)

    Tout le rest Elene la capitaine toujours souriante aimable accueillante. Amersfoort c’est magnifique. J’ai TOUT aimé.

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