We are located right in historic down town Brussels.
The Quai à la Chaux (in English “Lime dock”) is one of the St.-Catherine’s squares, also called the fish market, exactly where the medieval harbor of the city used to be. This most magnificent estate was built in 1694 and hosted the captaincy of the Brussels harbor in the 17th/18th century, before becoming the private estate of a merchant.
Guests are very comfortably hosted and benefit the use of the entire house.
The magnificent house in which this cozy guesthouse/hostel is based was built in 1694 and hosted the captaincy of the Brussels harbor in the 17th/18th century, before becoming the private estate of a merchant.
At the “Captain's house”, guests benefit the settings of an historic estate, a vast, relaxing and quiet place, right in the middle of the historic city center, within 5 minutes’ walk to the Grand Place, and within direct connection the European Institutions and the major business centers (5 min by underground lines 1 or 5).
We are located in the oldest part of the city, exactly where the port of the city used to be from the 12th up to the 19th century, in an area called Sainte-Catherine, often indicated as the “Fish Market”. These squares are amongst the most typical places of the city. All other places of interest in the city are next to us or within short walking distance: the main musea, the Grand Place with, of course, “Manneke Pis”, the Stock Exchange, the famous “Sablon” antiquarian’s area, the covered Saint-Gery market (now a great lounge and expo hall), the Saint-Hubertus Galleries, the Palace of Justice, etc.
Being on lines 2 and 5, you are within easy reach from the underground station Sainte-Catherine of all major business, convention and expo sites like Brussels Expo on the Heysel , Tours & Taxi’s, the “Square” on the Mont des Arts, the Brussels universities, all the European Institutions and the Cinquantenaire.
Guest at The Captaincy Guesthouse benefit from use and access to the entire house.
Interaction with guests
Guidance, help in case of issues, all sorts of (local) advice
We advice you as a local, not as a tourist.
Guest have been sharing my own house and my daily life for 10 years already,
At "The Captaincy Guesthouse" in Brussels.
You book as a client,
You enter as a guest, and
You leave as a friend.