Boat trip Leiden

Boat trip Leiden
City of Discoveries

In Leiden there is something to discover at every corner. Rich history, the Leiden courtyards, hundreds of monuments, the oldest university in the Netherlands, 13 museums and a bustling city center. After Amsterdam, Leiden has the most water within its gates. It is without reason that this is the City of Discoveries. More info on

Advice for berth: the Leiden Passantenhaven. The Leiden passers-by port is located on the edge of the city center and is accessible via the Zijl, the Rijn-Schiekanaal enand the Oude Rijn. This harbor is equipped with running water, showers, toilets and electricity.

City of Discoveries

Rembrandt van Rijn was born in 1606 as the ninth child of a miller in Leiden. Here he saw the light and grew up in reasonable prosperity. In the 17th century he developed into a great artist. This Golden Age is still very tangible in Leiden.

35 courtyards

Leiden has 35 courtyards, almost all of them in the city centre. These courtyards are all idyllic places, where the noise of the city is shut out and where it seems as if time has stood still. You can visit these courtyards with a city tour of VVV Leiden.


Marvel at the treasures of science, learn all about the life of the Young Rembrandt, immerse yourself in nature and meet T.rex Trix in Naturalis. With 13 top museums within walking distance of each other, full of diverse and fascinating exhibitions, there is a lot to discover in the world of art and culture.

  • Hortus Botanicus Leiden
  • Naturalis
  • Young Rembrandt Studio
  • Rijksmuseum Oudheden
  • Corpus – Reis door de mens
  • Stoomtrein Katwijk Leiden
  • De Lakenhal
  • Molenmuseum de Valk
  • Leiden American Pilgrim Museum
  • Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken
  • Rijksmuseum Boerhave
  • Museum het Leids Wevershuis
  • Museum Volkenkunde
  • Japanmuseum Sieboldhuis

tourist office (VVV)

Whether it’s ideas for trips, a map, sloop rental or tasty food tips, they know it here! The VVV is located near Leiden Central and is easily accessible.

Adres: Stationsweg 26, 2312 AV Leiden
Phone: +31(0)71 516 60 00


Keukenhof is open every year around mid-March to mid-May. A unique and memorable experience. More info at

Keukenhof is also very easily accessible from Leiden. You travel from Leiden Central Station. The Keukenhof-Express bus 854 from Leiden Central station departs from the bus station on the center side of the NS station.

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An ideal starting point

We are located in Woubrugge, in the middle of the largest water-rich area in the Netherlands. An ideal starting point to visit our historic cities, beautiful lakes and nature reserves from the water.

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