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Boat trip around the canals of Leiden

Very interesting boat trip through the pretty canals of Leiden. The guide, a student, was very... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
amandav2000
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Barnham, United Kingdom
Lovely relaxing boat trip

Lovely relaxing boat trip with Ed! Multilingual commentary which was interesting and lovely views... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
nicolecherry
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 November 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 of Leiden, which takes you under dozens of bridges, some of them so low the roof needs to be lowered and you have to bend your head.

Our guide, Martijn, was very knowledgeable and offered us a great amount of information in Dutch and (flawless) English about the history of Leiden and about certain interesting and less-known facts. There was also a booklet in many languages with information.

Overall, it was a great insight in the history and spirit of Leiden and a highly enjoyable ride!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Vladimir1998
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Reviewed 12 November 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 lights which were lovely when passing through the low tunnels. The roof of the boat drops down quite low in places and anyone over 5 ft tall had to bend over - great fun.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 22 October 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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mick C
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Reviewed 14 October 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. Loads of fun and very unique.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank rcarril
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Reviewed 4 October 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 several years learned some new facts about the city.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank floortje59
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