Culture Vultures, Family Friendly, First Timers, Uniquely Dutch
10.30 | 13.30
15 minutes before departure
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.
Enjoy this experience with our trusted partners: Rederij van Hulst