Houseboat Pride of Leyden
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.
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4 Apr 2014
"Just do it!"
This idyllic little houseboat is located on a quiet street and canal, not far from a main street - with access to everything. Using the bus, you can be at the train station in 10 minutes, door to doo… More
14 Oct 2013
"Sweet little hideaway on the canals of Leiden"
Jacqueline was very efficient in correspondence before we arrived and gave excellent directions on her web-site. The house boat is well equipped and warm, with good supplies of simple food-stuffs on … More
2 Aug 2013
"A Wonderful Stay"
We spent ten days in Leiden on the houseboat, which is perfectly situated not far from the town centre on a quiet canal. Not only is Leiden a magnificent town, full of wonderful surprises on every str… More
2 Jul 2013
"Great place to explore from"
We enjoyed our mini vacation on the Pride of Leyden. Leiden is a small city, and like the rest of the Netherlands, open and friendly. We would recommend the houseboat to anyone who is flexible, and ca… More
20 May 2013
We spent a lovely 3 days and felt very welcome by our hostess Jacqueline. The Dutch breakfast included fed us very well, and the Senseo coffee machine was heavan. The houseboat was spotless, and it wa… More
2 Dec 2012
"Happy staying at pride of Leyden"
Me and my boyfriend had a great staying in this house boat. The owner is very kind and respectfull. Everyrthing you need for cooking and everyday life is found there. The house is extremly functional.… More
23 Oct 2012
"Be sure to ask about the washer if that matters to you."
We selected this property because the listing said there was a washer; my friend and I often look for something with a washer half-way through our trip so we can wash our clothes for the second half o… More
15 Oct 2012
I had three lovely days at Pride of Leyden, and it's a lovely way to stay.The houseboat has everything you need - towels, toiletries, adaptors, a Senseo coffee machine, TV and fast WiFi.The house… More
11 Oct 2012
"Alround nice, but ..."
This is a house on the water, rather than a boat, as you can see from the photographs. On the plus side - It was surprisingly spacious, a great view onto a typical Van Gogh bridge, very peaceful with … More
Thank you for your comments. Your criticism of the stove is entirely justified and I offer my unreserved apologies.
Re the bed, one has to make allowances for the fact that this is a houseboat, where space is at a premium. I did ask my guests whether they preferred a wider bed or easier access. On the whole the wider bed got the most votes. Furthermore, there is a recess on one side which allows for slightly easier access for the person on the left.
I had someone in to check the washing machine. As it turns out there was nothing wrong with the filter. Since the cost of trying to find the fault wasn't justified, I have replaced the machine. I'm very sorry that this happened just when you were counting on using the machine.
The bathroom is given a thorough cleaning with every new guest. I have tried to bleach the grout to give it a whiter appearance, but it stays a greyish colour. This is not dirt or grime, however, and I'm certain the bathroom will pass any bacteriological test.
On the whole I'm grateful for your comments as they help me provide a better service to my guests.
22 Jul 2012
Tranquil location and beautiful spot. Slight disappointment that it was a fixed "boat" not built for sailing but greatly compensated by its superb equipment and the magic of having expectant… More
Thank you for your comments. I hadn't been aware that the bed left something to be desired. I will certainly look into it and take steps to improve the situation.
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