“In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light”
— Hans Hofmann

Boat tour of Leiden’s canals

About the Leiden canal tour

Combine a two hour walking tour of Leiden with a two hour canal boat tour. The tour is for groups of up to six people.

Leiden has more than 21 km of canals. The tour explores these in an electric boat at a relaxed and leisurely pace, silent and polution-free!. From the lower position on the boat, you will get another perspective on Leiden, as well as great and unusual photo opportunities.

Boat captain is included!

Other places visited

In the remaining two hours you will take you to:

  • Pieterskerk (church of St Peter (1315)
  • Rembrandt’s birthplace
  • Leiden’s west gate, de Morspoort
  • Galgewater and the old harbour
  • The smallest house and the narrowest house
  • Windmill de Valk
  • Kornbrug and Visbrug historic bridges


The first Leiden canal tour is Friday 11th May. Thereafter every second Friday.

Check availability of tours
datedaytimestart timeavailable
Friday, 25 MayLeiden10:30YES
Friday,8 JuneLeiden10:30YES
Friday, 22 JuneLeiden10:30YES
Friday, 6 JulyLeiden10:30YES
Friday, 20 JulyLeiden10:30YES
Friday,3 AugustLeiden10:30YES
Friday, 17 AugustLeiden10:30YES
Friday,31 AugustLeiden10:30YES

Meeting place

The tour begins at Leiden central station

Start and end time

The tour begins at 10:30 (am) and ends at approximately 14:30

Refreshment breaks

There will be a coffee stop at about 11:30

There will be a lunch stop at about 14:00


The cost of this tour is €84.95 per person

Group discounts are available as follows:
number price per person
1 €84.95
2 €80.95
3 €76.95
4 €72.95
5 €68.95
6 €64.95

To hire a camera costs from €14.95

To hire a tripod and remote control costs €4.95

Click here for more information on equipment hire

we accept payment via all major credit cards

You may also pay at the beginning of the trek, but please note as places are limited, priority will be given to those who have pre-paid

I would like to book

If you would like to book this tour, you can do so by:

Booking online

Calling +31 (0)71 887 10 23


You may telephone us daytime or evenings (Central European Time), weekdays or weekends.