This former merchand marine ship brought back the mortal remains of Father Damian back to Belgium. The authentic interior of the ship got preserved and has now been transformed into a nautical museum. Equipped as a nautical museum the ‘Mercator’ is one of the landmarks of Oostende, City by the Sea. The ‘Mercator’ can be the ideal location for your reception, walking dinner or even a modest meeting. In co-operation with the finest caterers of Oostende, you can receive your guests on board this renowned ship in the marina. If you would like to receive more details about the possibilities, please turn to Oostende Convention Bureau for more information.