Houseboat | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Houseboat Pride of Leyden is fully equipped with every comfort, from a well stocked kitchen, to central heating and air conditioning, a TV and Wifi internet, and a veranda with a spectacular view. The main bedroom sleeps two in a king-size bed, the study sleeps one on a sofa bed.
The houseboat is moored in the Nieuwe Rijn, on the edge of Leiden’s centre. It is a very picturesque part of Leiden, with a view of a drawbridge, period style street lamps and typical Dutch style houses. A short walk takes you to one of Holland’s largest shopping areas. And just around the corner are a restaurant and a supermarket. There is good parking (free) and you’re only 5 minutes away from the motorway. Leiden train station is on both the intercity network and the night train network, so trains run frequently and throughout the night.
The Pride of Leyden is situated in the historic town of Leiden, which is, among other things:
* the departure point of the Pilgrim Fathers
* Rembrandt’s place of birth
* home of the Netherlands’ oldest university
* the town with the most museums per capita in the Netherlands
* centrally located, with Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht, the bulb fields and the sea side only a short train journey or car trip away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Scheveningen (The Hague) 27 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Schiphol Amsterdam Airport 25 km, Nearest railway: Leiden Centraal 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
Minimum stay of 2 nights.
Breakfast is provided for the first day; the rest of your stay is self-catering.
Southern Holland region
The Hollands, both South and North, form the wealthiest part of the country. This shows in their rich architecture and picturesque towns and villages, the abundance of museums and theatres, and great number of restaurants and shopping areas. Although Holland is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, great efforts are made to keep part of it free from buildings, the socalled Green Heart. It is great for recreational purposes, such as sailing, cycling, walking and horse ridiing.
Leiden is a market town, whose market has been in existence for more than 900 years. Its university recently had its 430th anniversary. Countless museums bear witness to Leiden’s important role in Holland’s history. It is the birth place of Rembrandt van Rijn, who was named after the river Rhine which flows through Leiden and in which the Pride of Leyden is moored. At the same time, Leiden is very much a modern town. It is great for shopping and eating out. As it’s quite compact, all features can easily be reached on foot. You can stroll through the historic cobblestoned centre, visit one of the museums or take a drink on one of the floating terraces.