Welcome to Aurora, where our commitment to you is to provide the “ ultimate bed and breakfast experience ”.
Our ship Aurora is nestled between the famous Nolet windmill and their distillery – located in a quiet and peaceful setting in a semi-residential area just a stone’s throw away from the gate to Schiedam, the Buitensluis (lock) that divides the small river Schie from the grand Maas river. Schiedam has a very quaint and picturesque old-Dutch town center with many romantic canals, historic warehouses and many drawbridges. It also boasts as a home to the six tallest working windmills in the world that played a crucial role in the grinding of the grains needed for Jenever production. There are working gin distilleries that one can visit – a great way to spend an afternoon!
Embarking aboard you will immediately feel at ease in this oasis of serenity. The welcoming atmosphere is bound to seduce you and ensures you of the most enjoyable and perfect stay. Aurora gives the grace, class and elegance of a classical yacht with stylish furniture, original artwork, fabrics and linens from the most exclusive French houses; fine china, crystal and silverware, as well as marble, teak and handmade terra-cotta tiling.
Our guests have an access to a shared lounge area with a comfortable sofa, armchairs and a fireplace- a beautiful main salon adjacent to the dining area, a covered and protected terrace with a majestic granite table, and a use of a semi-circular indoor/outdoor well stocked bar (for an extra charge). We hence invite you to relax in the salon by the fireplace and listen to some music or choose from a variety of books and magazines to read from or simply admire the scenery while you enjoy your complimentary snacks and a drink. There is also a television for all the sport enthusiasts!
Your gourmet breakfast will be served at the grand table in the salon or alfresco outside under the covered terrace deck (weather permitting). You can choose from a great selection of freshly baked pastries and breads, hot beverages such as coffee, tea or a hot chocolate and freshly squeezed orange juice as well as homemade jams, cereals, ham and cheeses. Or maybe you wish to sample one of the chef’s mouthwatering omelets or other egg dishes!
Aurora’s captain and the crew look forward to welcoming you aboard to discover the world of enchantment, relaxation and true hospitality!