• Venice of the West
  • Venice of the West

Venice of the West

Sail on the old Rhine to Katwijk aan Zee.
After an enjoyable boat trip with some surprises past Valkenburg and Rijnsburg we moor at the busy inner harbour of Katwijk after an hour and a quarter. It is just five minutes walking distance to the boulevard of this old fishermen’s village. Enjoy the sun or the wind on the beach. Behind the dunes you will find a cosy shopping centre and you can visit the Katwijk Museum to view some original Katwijk folkloric costumes. We also sail from Katwijk along the old Rhine back to Leiden, the 'cityofdiscoveries'. Go to one of the many museums and wander through the historical city centre. You can enjoy all sorts of shopping and on Wednesdays and Saturdays visit Leiden’s market.

Season 2018 starts at sunday the 3'th of June and ends at sunday th 16'th of September.

Website: Venice of the West

The ´Stichting De Leidse Rederij´ runs this shuttle service together with ´Rondvaart Leiden´ and ´Bob on Board´.
Departure and arrival in Leiden: Apothekersdijk number 5 (shipping office ´Stichting De Leidse Rederij´).
Departure and arrival in Katwijk: Zwaaikom number 3 (opposite the pancake restaurant named ´de Beslagkom´). 

Sailing Schedule:

Departure Leiden       Arrival Katwijk

      9.30h                      10.45h

    13.00h                      14.15h

    16.30h                      17.45h

Departure Katwijk       Arrival Leiden

     11.15h                      12.30h

     14.45h                      16.00h

     18.15h                      19.30h

Children under 4 for free
Children 4-12 single-trip € 7,50 return € 10,00
Children older than 13 and adults single-trip € 10 and return € 12,50

Advance booking for this trip is required