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Boat rental Leiden

Experience Rembrandt’s city from the water! The canals measure an incredible 28 kilometres and feature 88 bridges!

  • Book online
  • € 60 per hour, members enjoy up to 50% discount
  • Suited for 12 persons per boat
  • Boating license is not required
  • Easy to operate the boat
  • Central location of the dock
  • Activate and deactivate your boat by phone
  • Boats have a powerful electric engine
  • Min. renting period is 2 hours

Renting a boat from Sloepdelen is easy

You can rent a boat within minutes by using our online reservation system.

Reserve online

Easily reserve your boat through our online reservation system.

Start the boat

Before departure you will receive an activation link through SMS, which gives you the possibility to start the boat.

Go out on the water!

Explore the canals of Leiden yourself, 100% electric.

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Highlights

Zijlpoort

Zijlpoort is a city gate in Leiden. The gate was constructed in the classicist style in 1667, based on the design of the master architect Willem van der Helm from…

Rijksmonumenten van Leiden

The city of Leiden is home to an incredible 1235 national monuments, so a boat trip through Leiden is therefore also a journey through history!

Rembrandt bridge

Iconic draw bridge in Leiden. Named after the famous city painter, Rembrandt van Rijn, who was born and raised in Weddesteeg, an extension of the bridge to the south.

The Waag (the Weigh House)

The Waag was built in Leiden in 1657, to replace the old, wooden Weigh building which dated from 1455. In this location all ships were unloaded by way of large…

De Burcht (stronghold)

This stronghold in Leiden is one of the oldest existing examples of a stronghold in the Netherlands. .

Canals of Leiden

Second to Amsterdam, Leiden has the most water flowing into its gates. The historical city centre of Leiden has a total of 28 kilometres of canals and moats.

Koornbrug

The Koornbrug dates from 1642 and owes its name to the fact that wheat was traded there. A canopy was constructed in the 19th century to protect the merchandise.

Flour mill

The flour mill complex consists of thirteen buildings and was one of the largest in the Netherlands in the period after the Second World War. It is now listed as…

Observatory

Leiden University established the observatory in 1633, making it one of the oldest university observatories in the world.

Molen de Put

Molen De Put at Galgewater in Leiden is a replica of the standard mills of Jan Jansenzoon Put from 1987. The original mill dated from 1619, but burned down in…

Zeevaartschool

Built in 1878, the maritime academy had room for 300 seamen in training.

Latest news

Amsterdam Light Festival

It’s almost time! During the eleventh edition, the ALF takes you into the world of the imagination. Be inspired by the twenty light artworks against the wintry backdrop of Amsterdam and Imagine Beyond. The 20 works of art are placed in and around the canals of Amsterdam Center East. From December 1 to January 22, the lights go on every evening at 5 p.m. Experience Amsterdam Light Festival sailing on the Amsterdam canals in one of our sloops. And if…
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Winter Sale at the Elandsgracht dock!

From 1 November you can sail with a discount! Yes, the winter season is about to begin! From 1 November, almost all locations will close, except for our dock at the Elandsgracht. Sometimes people forget how nice it can be to sail in this season, but don’t be fooled: sailing through Amsterdam in the twilight with a blanket, looking at all the glittering splendor along the side is perhaps even more fun than sailing in the summer! Let alone when…
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Hibernating locations

Don’t worry, Amsterdam will remain open! From November 1, our sloops will be back in their winter storage to get ready for a great new high season in 2023! Huizen and Loosdrecht are already in hibernation. In Utrecht, Leiden and Haarlem you can enjoy the autumn scenes on the water until 1 November. So book your trip quickly at one of these locations! Sailing in the festive month of December or usher in the new year in January? Don’t worry,…
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Rent a boat and experience a day in Leiden you will not forget

Cruising through Leiden by yourself or with friends, colleagues or family is a unique experience. Enjoy the city views from the water and experience how great it is to navigate through the canals of Leiden yourself. The boarding spot at the Boommarkt 8 is very easy to reach. You can explore the waters from April until October, so reserve your own boat now.

Questions

Do you have questions? Please check the Frequently Asked Questions page, or mail us.