Boating routes in and around Leiden

Leiden is perfect for a one to two-hour boat trip. Fancy a longer tour? Why not combine a cruise through the city centre with a trip to the Kagerplassen lake area.

Highly recommended!

Route sloep varen Bootjes en Broodjes

Boating by yourself

We have various routes available for you, including boating through Leiden as well as cruising outside the city. You can also prepare your trip at home using the routeplanner. With this free app, you can follow the mapped route using your mobile phone!

Leiden

If you opt for the two-hour route, you can enjoy the vast diversity of Leiden at your own pace. Start out on the ‘Singel’ canals and continue onto Oude Vest where you will pass the Leidse Schouwburg theatre and De Lakenhal Museum. You will subsequently cruise through the cosy city centre with its beautiful historic facades and atmospheric outdoor cafés. The route also includes a section of both the New and Old Rhine rivers.

Kagerplassen

The Kagerplassen lake area is a beautiful location to include in your boat trip. Taking at least three hours, you can combine Joppe lake with a magnificent city centre experience.

Sloep huren Leiden en Kagerplassen