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.
This was probably the best accommodation we had in our travels over nine weeks in Europe. We loved it (and so did our family and friends who saw our photos on Facebook)! At first glance, from the outside, it looks very ordinary. But once inside you realise that here is somewhere special. And, considering the houseboat is nestled between two bridges where there is a significant traffic, it is remarkably quiet and relaxing.
We loved the passing parade of boats as they cruised the canal and often we said hello to people and some stopped for a conversation. It's what travel is all about.
A short walk gets you into the old part of Leiden and all that it offers as well as the Leiden market which sits astride canal and bridges. It would have to be the best market experience we have ever had. Simply magnificent.
The houseboat has everything you need including a great kitchen, bathroom, washing machine and comfortable furniture and bed. There are two bedrooms. We used the upstairs bedroom with the very low ceiling and didn't hit our heads once!
We have family in Leiden and surrounds, who visited us at the houseboat and gave their seal of approval. (And anyone who knows Dutchies knows this is a big thumbs up)!
Would stay here again without hesitation.
The houseboat provided a wonderful experience for our European vacation. Leiden is a wonderful location to base yourself between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Arrangements to pick up the keys were simple and the houseboat is well located with respect to a local supermarket, bus service and a lovely canal side walk into the Leiden city centre. Thanks Sascha for making such a great space available!
Instructions were clear as how to get there. Sascha was very kind to answer all my questions despite her busy schedule and translating some instructions on how to use the equipment in the house as a few their instructions were not in English.
A cooling place to stay in during the summer where one can eat outside the platform with the ducks.
Traveling around can be a challenge as there one needs to change a number of transportation to get to the city of Amsterdam. But once getting used to, one will not mind the travel as there are lovely sceneries outside.
The houseboat was amazing and exactly as described. I would definitely recommend and we will probably go back. Leiden is gorgeous
We had a great time in Leiden and the boat house was perfect. Spacious, clean, with everything you need and near to the city center. Perfect place.
Wir wollten uns noch einmal für die schönen Tage auf eurem Hausboot bedanken.
Wir haben uns von Anfang an sehr wohl gefühlt.
Trotz der nahliegenden stark befahrenen Straße , haben wir sehr gut geschlafen.
Der Ausblick aus dem oberen Schlafzimmer direkt aufs Wasser war besonders schön.
Die Lage ist ideal:
10 min Fußweg zum Zentrum
3 min Fußweg zum nächsten Supermarkt mit sehr leckeren Brötchen
3 min Fußweg zu einem außergewöhnlich schönen Park
Sascha und John waren sehr hilfsbereit und als Gastgeber jedem zu
Heike und Jörg
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.