“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
— Dorothea Lange

Boat tour of Leiden’s canals

About the Leiden canal tour

You can combine a 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

On the way to and from the station we will also take you to:

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


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Sunday 28 April Leiden Canal tour

Meeting place

The tour begins and ends at Leiden central station

From the station to the canal boat is approximately 0.5km

Start and end time

The tour begins at 11:00 and ends at approximately 15:00

Refreshment break

There will be a break at about 14:30


The cost of this tour is €39.95 per person. This includes the hire charge of the canal boat.

Equipment hire

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.