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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
  • € 55 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

This was Pride Utrecht 2022!

Reminiscing about the Utrecht Canal Pride 2022 Last Saturday, June 4th, the Pride Month was appropriately kicked off with the Utrecht Canal Pride! And what a great day it was! Tens of thousands of visitors lined the Utrecht canals in the most colorful setting to encourage the more than 50 organizations that are committed to the LGBTQI+ community. This year we proudly sailed along with one of our boats for the first time. We enjoyed it and it was worth…
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The Utrecht fleet is complete again!

There are 7 boats ready for you in Utrecht! Yes, the fleet is complete again! Just in time for the beautiful weather, there are 7 beautiful electro sloops ready at the Oosterkade every day. Sailing through the canals of Utrecht is a wonderful way to discover Utrecht. You can sail right through the heart of the city on your own whisper boat, or you can go into the tranquility of the nature reserve around Amelisweerd. The choice is yours! Would…
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King’s Day 2022

Sailing on King’s Day! Rent a sloop during King’s Day at our normal rate! On Wednesday 27 April, the whole country will turn orange again! Traditionally, this day is best experienced from the water. Gather your orange T-shirt, hat, dress or whatever else you can find, stuff your cooler bag, gather your 12 friends and walk to your boat for the day. Amsterdam is completely full, but there are still some spots available in Utrecht, Leiden and Haarlem. You can…
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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.