About This Listing
This modern, allergy proof boat house lies in the historic city center, 5 minutes from central station and highway. You'll find yourself in the canal of Leiden center, with a beautiful park around the corner. Has 4 beds and a couch for a 5th person.
This boat house was completely renovated in 2005. The foundation is made of concrete, which technically makes it an ark. And yes, it floats :)
Parking is free and possible within 1 minute distance from the boat.
You'll have the whole boat to yourselves!
Interaction with Guests
We'll be there to hand you the key and give you all the information you need. You could always call in case you need anything.
Leiden is not only known for the oldest university in the Netherlands, but it is foremost an attractive city with historical places and buildings. Imagine a stroll or bicycle ride along the historic canals and noble mansions where many famous scholars lived and worked. Leiden is the birth place of Rembrandt and harbours many beautiful museums. Great place for couples and families for a relaxed holiday.
Easy access to Leiden and its University; just a few bus stops away from Leiden Central Station with direct trains to Amsterdam, the Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam (each just about half an hour away, give or take few minutes). The coast (Katwijk & Noordwijk), Keukenhof and museums Corpus & Louwman at cycling distance. Bike rental possible.
No smoking, except for e-cigarettes... If guests smoke inside the house, we'll have to claim the warranty.
We spent a very pleasant 4 nights in this well presented houseboat. The days in early May 2015 were bright and sunny but the nights were a little cold, yet we were warm and comfortable and enjoyed the unusual setting. The Houseboat's position outside, yet near to, the city centre made exploring the beautiful city of Leiden a real pleasure. Having the Dirk supermarket near was an extra bonus. Communication with Sascha was straightforward and easy in English, for which we were glad, as we know no Dutch!
We had an excellent stay at Sascha's boathouse. The inside of the boat is just as great as it looks in the pictures. It is spacious and everything you need is there. We loved the smart use of space, especially the hidden cupboards. The location is also good, just a short walk to the citycenter. Definitely recommended!
Wir hatten eine ganz tolle Zeit auf dem Boot, netter Weg zu Fuß in die Stadt, schön auf der Terrasse sitzen und die Sonne genießen....
Wie schon gesagt, oben ist es etwas niedrig, aber der Ausblick belohnt einen,
Unten niedrig auf dem Boden, aber wir haben super geschlafen und kommen gerne wieder!
Ich hatte noch etwas Angst, ob mir schlecht wird auf dem Wasser, aber keine Probleme!
Und Sascha ist sehr nett und hat uns auch viele gute Tipps gegeben! Haben sehr gut gegessen in Leiden!
We had a wonderful time on the houseboat in Leiden. Sleping on a house boat is quite an experience and Leiden is a great city to explore.
It easily slept a family of 4 and was well set up. Location was an easy stroll into town, 5 minutes from the wonderful Saturday morning markets. Convenient parking. road noise was not an issue.
Not being able to stand up in the master bedroom due to the low ceilings was cause for plenty of laughter and no problem.
The only thing I would recommend owner Sascha, is to place better curtains throughout. Whilst the Dutch don't mind a bit of a view into ech other's houses, it can be a but much for visitors....
La Modern House Boat est un très agréable lieu pour découvrir Leiden et ses alentours. La maison est très bien située... Et le charme d'une maison sur un canal a agi sur toute la petite famille. Nos voisins étaient bien les canards et les barques de plaisance. Sascha nous a donné toutes les informations pratiques pour y arriver. Nous ne nous sommes pas rencontrés. Nous avons communiqué par texto et tout s'est très bien passé. Un lieu à recommander.
About the Host, Sascha
Hi, welcome to our profile!
We're a family of 3, our daughter was born in 2012. We have passion for dancing, which originated in salsa and Brazilian zouk. We've traveled a lot of countries to give and take dance classes. We're happy to offer all kinds of dances in our dance studio, near Leiden.
We love camping, as well in summer as in winter and would love to explore the world, piece by piece.