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Houseboat Pride of Leyden


Excellent 5/5 Score from 21 reviews

The living room

Houseboat | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

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
Access Parking
Further details

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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5 Oct 2014



Great location within walking distance to City center. Everything was provided and the refrigerator and pantry were well stocked.… More

24 Jul 2014



My sister-in-law and I stayed on the Pride of Leiden in April, 2014. She had preciously stayed there and thought it was such a fun experience. This Houseboat is perfect for 3 or 4 people. Good l… More

5 Jul 2014


"Nice house boat in leyden"

I thought this was a great place to stay in leiden with my family versus a hotel. It has everything you need with two nice bedrooms and a big living room. It does have a small tv but we were hardly ev… More

5 Jul 2014



Having never stayed on a houseboat before,I was not sure what to expect,but it was a delightful experience. The friendly owner met us at the boat,and gave us enough breakfast for a week,and gave us lo… More

1 Jun 2014



Jacqueline Mahieu, the owner, was very helpful, kind and meticulous. The property is nicely located and well-kept. She placed everything one needs for breakfast in the kitchen before our arrival. She… More

13 May 2014


"It's so beautifull!!!"

We had the good fortune of finding the Pride of Leyden for our staying in Leiden in May 2014. The boat is very beautiful with all the charm anyone would want. The morning breakfast deserves very good … More

21 Apr 2014


"Angenehmer Gastgeber, genügend Platz"

sehr gastfreundlich und bequem, Kühlschrank wurde vom Gastgeber gefüllt und er gab auch viele Ausflugtipps.… More

13 Apr 2014


"Nice stay but just a bit noisy for us"

We did have a nice stay on the Pride of Leyden houseboat and jacqui, the owner, was very helpful and pleasant! We have visited the city a few times before so we knew it was a good walk from the centre… More

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

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Calendar last updated:14 Oct 2014

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