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“The Best Tour!”

Bootjes en Broodjes
Ranked #1 of 18 Tours in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
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 for the larger boats. Sometimes you really had to duck! We liked the tour so much that we took it twice, both times with excellent guides. They go up and down almost every canal in Leiden and have an excellent sense of tour direction.

The boats are so quiet and simple that you can rent one by the hour with no training at all, and do your own tour. They also sell decent drinks, including wine and beer, to take with you, and will arrange for simple catering on advance request.

A quality experience, and really the essential way to see Leiden. Highly recommended!

7  Thank atravellingman
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

We took a self-drive electric boat for a two hour rental, and it was just the perfect way to see Leiden! The rental process was simple (deposit and proof of ID) and the safety and familiarisation explanation was good. Then off we went, following two circular tours marked on a map of the town's canals. On a sunny day, with none of the street-level bicycle dodging, it was quite magnificent... next time we will bring a picnic! The return of the boat was straightforward and deposit was handed back without question. Recommend this without hesitation.

4  Thank JamJul
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

I only had a short time in Leiden, and the boat tour of this company was the one with a convenient departure, so I took it. It was wonderful, and the best way to see the city in a short period of time, and from a good vantage point.

The smaller boat allowed us to go into the smaller canals and under low bridges to view the beauty of the city, and the smaller group (5 in ours) allowed the skipper to answer our questions and tell stories in two languages, for our bilingual group (Dutch and English).

The staff and the skipper were friendly, and I would recommend this tour to others visiting Leiden.

9  Thank sputnika
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

Do not rent here!!!
Staff unfriendly. Deposit only in cash. So there is less documentation and proof.
Hand over from there side easy. When you bring it back, they want to make money and check everything.
So better rent somewhere else.

4  Thank Elmuov
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

We were 5 families together and the owner of the place was very cool. Every family took one boat and we navigate all over Leiden water tunnels.The kids liked this boat so much and took the wheel also.
We are will defiantly return back to Bootjes en Broodjes!

3  Thank Remo22
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