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Address: Blauwpoortbrug 1, 2312 , Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 06-22610552
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A truly gezellig way to experience Leiden

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Mabbes1408
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I took visiting family members on a canal ride through Leiden. It was a nice way to spend an hour. Our guide spoke both Dutch and English, and was knowledgeable and friendly. An interesting way to see the city.

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Thank rmw1982
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

We arrived early as it was a sunny day and we knew the boat trip would fill up. We purchased our tickets from a pleasant and informative man and walked around the area. When we got back right before the trip we saw the same young man making cappuccinos. We boarded the boat and the same young man was our... More 

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2 Thank Otwoma
Kaunas, Lithuania
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Had a boat trip today with dad and were super lucky cuz we were the only ones in boat :-) and the guy who drove us around and was super friendly nice views, good chill, relaxing, so just do it :-)

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NZ
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We rented a boat for 6 people. The rental process was straight forward,we were given good instructions for driving the boat and a map was supplied. We had an enjoyable 2 hours cruising the canals of Leiden on a sunny afternoon in a very comfortable clean boat.

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4 Thank Kia-Ora-CHCH
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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356 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We'd visited Leiden several times but hadn't previously viewed the city from the water. The boat trip lasted 50 minutes and we saw a lot of Leiden in that time. The guide was excellent and he gave the commentary in English and Dutch. He was friendly, enthusiastic and informative and we learned a lot. We were glad we'd chosen this... More 

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4 Thank BritseJo
Leiden, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Just a great way to feel Leiden! Small open boat here is much better than a big one that is usually used for cruises! Don't miss this experience!

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Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My husband, teenage daughter and I took a boat trip around Leiden with this company and had a lovely hour long trip. The guide, a young student was very pleasant. As we were the only English speakers on the trip, he had us sit near him and gave us our own personal commentary. The canals he took us on were... More 

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Ossining, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

There are a number of canal tour options in Leiden, ranging from water taxis to fancy restaurant floating dinners, but you won't find a more friendly and flexible operation than Bootjes en Broodjes. They use very small electric boats, which give the tours a much quieter and more intimate feeling. Also, they can go under bridges that are too low... More 

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