We use as few cookies as possible for the basic function of this website. Only if you agree, cookies are also used for advanced functions, analysis or marketing purposes.
Allow all cookies
Cookie preferences
Båtsmansstugorna 2014
Båtsmansstugorna 2014 | Photo: Sniper Zeta (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Mini-Map of Sweden with marker at Västerviks Kommun


Historical boatsmen houses in Västervik

The Båtsmansstugorna are a collection of historic 18th-century boatsmen houses that were declared a cultural monument in 1974, forming a picturesque piece of cultural history in the city center of Västervik.

The small one storey Båtsmansstugorna, in the typical white-edged Falunröd, stand to the left and right of an alley with a gravel road. With its tiny gardens, flowers and low trees, the overall appearance of the small street creates a soothing and romantic atmosphere.

The oldest eight of the small houses were built as early as 1740 as accommodation for boatmen of the Swedish Navy, with which the city of Västervik fulfilled its obligation to provide housing for soldiers. A commitment that used to apply to all towns and villages in Sweden. According to their size, they had to provide for the accommodation and in some cases the livelihood of their assigned soldiers.

In one of the old houses is a popular café that offers hot and cold dishes in addition to coffee, cake and ice cream. Even a night in a historic setting is possible, because a total of seven of the old houses are set up as a Vandrahem.

593 30 Västervik
57°45′25.2″N 16°38′31.8″E

Similar destinations in the area