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Houseboat Pride of Leyden.

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The living room with veranda
Very good
30 reviews
The living room with veranda
The sitting room has a kitchen area with all modern appliances
The bathroom, with shower, wash basin, toilet and washing machine
Upon arrival you will find an extensive Dutch breakfast waiting for you
The fridge contains ham and eggs, cheese, milk, yoghurt and orange juice
If you want to do your own cooking, there are some basic ingredients available
Pride of Leyden is located in a quiet residential street
A view from the veranda
A view from the drawbridge near Pride of Leyden
Leiden's Galgewater with historical ships
Morspoort, one of Leiden's two remaining city gates
Bulb fields in the spring
A typical Dutch polder landscape, great for cycling through
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Overview
Houseboat -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Leiden, South Holland Province
Houseboat Pride of Leyden is fully equipped with every comfort, from a well stocked kitchen, to central heating and air conditioning, a TV and Wifi internet, and a veranda with a spectacular view. The main bedroom sleeps two in a king-size bed, the study sleeps one on a sofa bed.

The houseboat is moored in the Nieuwe Rijn, on the edge of Leiden's centre. It is a very picturesque part of Leiden, with a view of a drawbridge, period style street lamps and typical Dutch style houses. A short walk takes you to one of Holland's largest shopping areas. And just around the corner are a restaurant and a supermarket. There is good parking (on street, paid from 2 January 2016) and you're only 5 minutes away from the motorway. Leiden train station is on both the intercity network and the night train network, so trains run frequently and...
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About the Owner, Pride o
Languages spoken: German, English, Dutch
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : May 2011
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 30 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
Please let me know how you will be travelling to Leiden (e.g. by train or car) and I will send you the appropriate directions. When you phone me 10 minutes ahead of arrival, I will meet you at the boat to hand over the keys and show you around.

If possible I will pick you up from the railway station. However, since I drive a van I have room for only two passengers.

There is a Welcome Book with a host of suggestions and things worth knowing. But whenever you need something or have a question, you can phone or email me. I am only 5 minutes away.
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Very good - based on 30 reviews
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English first
Karen V
1 review
Reviewed August 9, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Very friendly owner. Very roomy houseboat and a good location. Thank you for the well stocked cupboard and fridge. Loved the visit from the Coots every day. Enjoyed feeding them.

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Marian D
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed August 26, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This was the perfect base for our holiday in Holland. Easily reached from Schipol airport with a regular bus service into town. The house boat itself was well furnished and clean. Jacqueline provided everything we could need for our stay and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. I would recommend the Pride of Leyden to everyone.

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saracunni...
Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed August 11, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This is a wonderful rental. A down-to-earth decor which is spotlessly clean and well presented, but is really practical for travel with small children (3+18months). Really good welcome with local information, well-stocked provisions and a lovely smile. Superbe location on the canal with bus stops very close, but also close enough to walk to the town centre. Local facilities include...

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Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • DVD Player
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Bathrooms
    1 Shower
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€118
$936
€795
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About the neighborhood
Leiden is a market town, whose market has been in existence for more than 900 years. Its university recently had its 430th anniversary. Countless museums bear witness to Leiden’s important role in Holland’s history. It is the birth place of Rembrandt van Rijn, who was named after the river Rhine which flows through Leiden and in which the Pride of Leyden is moored. At the same time, Leiden is very much a modern town. It is great for shopping and eating out. As it’s quite compact, all features can easily be reached on foot. You can stroll through the historic cobblestoned centre, visit one of the museums or take a drink on one of the floating terraces.
Getting around
Leiden is a very compact town, that can easily be explored on foot. That said, there are six different bus lines that run from Pride of Leyden through the centre to the railway station. Bicycles can be rented from several shops in town and a car rental is just around the corner.

All major cities are easily accessible from Leiden, e.g. Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Utrecht are each approx. 40 minutes away by train, The Hague is a mere 20 minutes away. And the A4 motorway is only a 5 minute drive from the boat.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Schiphol Amsterdam Airport: 15.5 mi
Railway: Leiden Centraal: 1.9 mi
Ferry: Hook of Holland (Hoek van Holland): 24.9 mi
Leiden is easily accessible by car, train and even bicycle. From the railway station you can take either a bus (six lines run past the boat) or a taxi. But whenever possible I will pick you up from the railway station. However, my van can only carry two passengers.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 16.8 mi.
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