Windmill Cruise from Leiden

Created with Sketch. Haven 14, Leiden, Netherlands
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2 hours

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Culture Vultures, Family Friendly, First Timers, Uniquely Dutch

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Dutch, English

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Departure Time

10.30 | 13.30

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Last Entry

15 minutes before departure


Embark on a scenic Windmill Cruise from Leiden to the Kaag Lakes. Discover the beautiful landscape, known for its shallow lakes, many islands, polders and Dutch windmills. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the views and discover the ‘Green Heart of Holland’.

Sail from the historical city of Leiden, dating back to Roman times, for a beautiful cruise through the ‘Green Heart of Holland’, characterized by shallow lakes and islands. The islands are actual polders and are still drained by 18 restored polder mills in operation. Most of these typical mills can be seen during this two hour boat tour. This is Holland in its entirety: polders, cows, windmills, lakes, vast views and beautiful Dutch villages. The different areas within the ‘Green Heart of Holland’ each have their own character and appearance as well as cultural history. Combined they make up an amazing landscape that is unique in the world.

The Kaag Lakes is a unique water sports area and is a true Eldorado for lovers of sailing, rowing and canoeing during the summer. In wintertime, when the lakes are frozen, ice skating and ice sailing are popular activities. It couldn’t get more Dutch!

During the Windmill Cruise from Leiden, your captain informs you about all the sights. In good weather, you can take a seat on the deck and enjoy the vast views of the surroundings. Drinks, snacks and simple lunch items are available to purchase onboard. The Windmill Cruise from Leiden is a unique experience introducing you to an authentic and extraordinary part of Holland. Hop onboard and enjoy the vast nature reserves and leisure lakes on this memorable boat cruise.


Note: While you are in Leiden, why not visit Hortus Botanicus Leiden, where the very first tulips were planted in Holland.

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  • Enjoy a scenic boat tour from Leiden to the Kaag Lakes
  • Sit back, relax and admire the vast views of the surroundings
  • Discover the 'Green Heart of Holland', known for its nature reserves and leisure lakes
  • See the best of Holland during this two hour boat cruise: polders, windmills, lakes & Dutch villages
  • Enjoy the sight of boats on the Kaag Lakes, also known as the 'Amsterdam Lakes'
  • Listen to the stories provided by the captain onboard


  • 2,15 hrs Windmill Cruise from Leiden
  • Multilingual Audio guide


  • Food & drinks

Meeting Point

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Is the boat accessible for wheelchairs?
Yes, the boat is wheelchair accessible.
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From €22.50 Per Person

Plan ahead risk free. Cancel at least 24hrs before your booking for a full refund

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