This former merchant 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.