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Address: Blauwpoortbrug 1, 2312 GA, Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 6 22610552
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The place for

- canal tours,

- boat rental and

- private tours.

We offer...

The place for

- canal tours,

- boat rental and

- private tours.

We offer comfortable and sustainable tours over the lovely canals of Leiden. You can also explore the beautiful lake area, Kagerplassen, close to Leiden.

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Best boat tour in Leiden!

I went on one of these boat tours a few days ago with my parents visiting Leiden and it was fantastic! The guide was knowledgable, fun and seemed to really enjoy his job. We all... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leiden, The Netherlands
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went on one of these boat tours a few days ago with my parents visiting Leiden and it was fantastic! The guide was knowledgable, fun and seemed to really enjoy his job. We all remarked on how good he was after we left the tour and it is very kind that they offer the trip in English and Dutch... More 

Thank traveller2017449
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Our canal trip in Leiden gave a refreshingly different perspective to the city and offered views which were not available on foot or by bicycle. Our female Dutch captain spoke fluent English and gave a running commentary as she steered us under some very low bridges. We had to crouch extremely low whenever the roof of the boat was lowered... More 

1 Thank Jeffers111
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We received teapots to share wich bounded the different people on the boat. Interesting tour, with less known sites, like the graveyard on an island.

Thank Catherine D
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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107 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Not knowing much of Leiden we decided to take a one-hour tour through the canals of Leiden. Both the owner as the skipper were very friendly. The skipper told much about the history and remarkable places of the city. We learned a lot and from the water we saw various places we wanted to visit so this was a great... More 

Thank Marno S
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I've taken this tour three times now, as we always take our guests there to have an overview of Leiden and its history. We enjoyed it every single time. Everyone is particularly thrilled about going under the low bridges. The guides were always very pleasant, though I must say their level of knowledge varied somewhat. They all knew the basics,... More 

Thank Gili G
The Hague, The Netherlands
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

On June 19 we had a family outing with kids and grand kids. We enjoyed a high tea during the trip, which was well appointed.

1 Thank Peter M
Florida, USA
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154 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Friendly staff, nice boat, good narrative. We were there on the day the nation celebrates the end of WW II so we were glad to take an early tour. The narrative gives you a good overview of the town then and now. Really good way to relax and see the sights.

1 Thank chawinflut
Wiltshire, UK
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

I usedt o live in leiden but never took a boat trip, so took this opportunity to show my wife and son this lovely city. It was OK, all in all. Guide was clearly not too well but did his best. I know enough about Leiden to know he left a lot of facts out, but that's difficult when you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

From the friendly ticket seller to the charming boat captain (Joris) these small but delightful boats are a wonderful way to see and learn about Leiden, and come with tea and cookies provided.

Thank Mabbes1408
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

The best canal tour in Leiden. We had a great guide - knowledgeable, clear and friendly, who gave a live commentary in Dutch and English. The small boat from the bridge by the Beestmarkt held about 15 people - small enough to make it personal. There are many boat trip companies in Leiden, but we think this is the best... More 

1 Thank Wayne C

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