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relaxing history lesson

this tour is a great way to see &hear about the history of |Leiden. In just an hour, Martin, the... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Benfleet, United Kingdom
Short and excellent

This tour was just an hour, very easy to get to but a fun and educating experience. Never had a... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
New York
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Blauwpoortbrug 1 | Bridgekeepershouse, 2312 GA, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

this tour is a great way to see &hear about the history of |Leiden. In just an hour, Martin, the guide, was able to explain a whole load of detail about the canals, buildings, ships & a whole lot more as we tourists relaxed &...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

This tour was just an hour, very easy to get to but a fun and educating experience. Never had a canal tour like this before (there are many very low bridges and we went under a couple of them - it was fun! The tour...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

A last minute decision to take this tour at 6.30 pm was the highlight of our visit to Leiden. For 10 euros for an entertaining tour of Leiden's extensive canal system it's great value. It gave my wife and I a much better overview of...More

Thank NWTaswegian
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our boat trip through Leiden, about an hour ride. The captain was very informative and spoke in English and Dutch. As it was cold in November the boat was covered with a plexiglass cover that was lowered and raised depending on the height...More

Thank muir_claire
Reviewed November 18, 2017

Our skipper, Simone, gave us an enjoyable overview of Leiden from the water in Dutch and English! She was very knowledgeable and fun. The boat was decorated for the holidays, and it was covered, heated and comfortable. We had a fun time.

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

If you only have little time in Leiden, this is the first thing you should do! A 1 hour tour costs 10€ (and they offer discounts for students, kids, seniors, groups) and is a very relaxing experience, but also an exciting ride through the canals...More

Thank Vladimir1998
Reviewed November 12, 2017

A young student took the boat tour. Fantastic and very informative. He was speaking three languages fluently while steering the boat. Good sense of humour and answered everyones questions. The boat was covered due to the cold day and was strung with pretty christmas fairy...More

Thank garfieldBelfast
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Our skipper was superb. Very informative and answered numerous questions. Lots of useful information. Best of all it was a rainy day and the roof was on and blankets provided. Highly recommend

Thank Mick C
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

A fun and very informative hour canal tour through old Leiden. Note that many of the canals bridges in Leiden are quite low so the boat lowers the see-through roof in order to squeeze under the bridges. At times you're required to even crouch down....More

Thank rcarril
Reviewed October 4, 2017

We really enjoyed our 1.5 tour. There were only four of us, but it was so nice to see the city where I lived a long time ago from a different perspective. Niek was very friendly and knowledgeable, and even I who lived there for...More

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July 19, 2016|
Response from mttimmers |
During the highseason the last boat will depart at 18.30h
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Sharron K
July 12, 2016|
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Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sharron, not really. However they are very popular and to be sure I would book in advance. If the weather is not great they have a glass top and side windows. What ever the weather is like you are in for a great ride... More