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Rent a boat in Leiden

Did you know that Leiden has 88 bridges and as much as 28 kilometers of water? Besides Amsterdam, Leiden has the most inland water in the Netherlands. Yet the city is less known as a boating location, making the water just lovely and quiet. From your sloop you can view the historic city center at your own pace, and there is the option of going ashore at one of the moorings to further explore the city on foot. Have you already seen the inner city? From Leiden you can easily sail to the Kaag, the Kagerplassen, and the Braassemermeer, where you can experience the open water with your sailboat or motor cruiser.

The city of Leiden

Leiden is a popular city and ideal for a day or weekend getaway. The city is rich in attractions from different centuries. Did you know that Leiden has the oldest university in the Netherlands? It dates back to 1575! Leiden also has hundreds of different restaurants, cafes and pubs. These places can all be easily discovered by bike or on foot. So there is something for everyone. An ideal way to discover Leiden is by water.

Sailing in and around Leiden

Rent a boat and discover how vast the area of De Kaag is. De Kaag is one of the most favorite water sports locations in the Netherlands. Feast your eyes and enjoy the beautiful natural area from your boat. Because the area is so vast you will be able to enjoy the peace and quiet here and you can easily escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Or rent a boat and feast your eyes on the different types of water sports activities that the water has to offer. Want to enjoy the inner city? Then Leiden lends itself perfectly to that via water. As mentioned earlier, with its historic canals, you can fully enjoy and relax in the historic center of Leiden. There is also the possibility to sail from Leiden to nearby places like Katwijk.

Make a cruise on the dozens of lakes of De Kaag. Map out a boating route through the various picturesque villages and towns around Leiden. The Warmond and Oud wetering locations are favorites and definitely worth a visit when you're in the area.

Weekend away?

There is so much to see and do around the waters of Leiden that it also lends itself perfectly to a weekend getaway. Would you like to sleep on the water rent a boat with a cabin, that's a special night. For those people who prefer to spend the night on land, Leiden and its surroundings have many accommodations on the water. So after a good night's sleep you can get back in your boat and enjoy the beautiful waters of Leiden for another day.