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With a cruise through Leiden you will experience the characteristic, medieval city of Leiden from the unique canal system. The cruise is the perfect activity for the whole family, even in bad weather!

During the cruise you will learn all about the rich history of the city of Leiden. You can watch from your comfortable chair how the brilliant colors of Leiden transform into a medieval painting. The historic city of Leiden was founded in the 9th century, and has neighborhoods that have hardly changed over the centuries.

Stories from the water

With an audio guide you can listen to the stories while enjoying the beautiful canal houses, monuments, museums and poor houses from the unique canal system.

This is a relaxed cultural tour, which offers you many wonderful perspectives for taking the most beautiful photos!

Depending on the weather, the tour boats are open or covered.

Cruising times in the Leiden canal cruise

The tour boats sail daily from the fixed departure location in the center of Leiden. Every day there is a departure to:

11:30 am – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

If you buy your ticket online, you can show your ticket on your mobile phone and then immediately take the next boat.

What does a cruise through the canals of Leiden cost?

A cruise through Leiden is ideal for young and old. The prices are also very attractive. Buy your ticket online to make sure you can sail with it.

Adults from 13 years€ 10.50Buy your ticket »
Children 4 to 12 years€ 7.00Buy your ticket »
Children 0 to 3 years€ 3.00Buy your ticket »
Senior from 65 years€ 9.50Buy your ticket »

Accessibility Boat Tour Leiden

De Rederij is located at Blauwpoortshaven 5 in the center of Leiden. Within walking distance from Leiden Central Station. If you come by car, it is best to park your car in Garage Morspoort or parking lot Molen de Valk. You can also park in the Haagweg car park and then travel to Leiden center with the free shuttle bus. More information about parking in Leiden can be found here.


  • Rederij Rembrandt
  • Blauwpoortshaven 5
  • 2312 EL Leiden

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