“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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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
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.
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
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