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Boating activities and catering

We are happy to extend a cruise for you with a playful activity such as a Leiden course, a sailing quiz, a cooking workshop, a walk or pushing ahead with 'de Doordouwer'.


Below you will find a number of standard options that you can book with us for inspiration. With our regular catering partners, we are happy to provide catering for you on board; from a 'Coffee Boat' to a luxury lunch on-board.

Check out the catering options:

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boating activities


Wedding boat

Are you getting on the Wedding Boat? (A Dutch expression for getting married). Stichting De Leidse Rederij specializes in boat trips supporting wedding parties and for your wedding day our credo is the same as always: Nothing is too crazy for us!


Rembrandt's Sailing & Walking Paths

During a boat trip through the atmospheric old canals of Leiden, you follow the early years of the Leiden Rembrandt van Rijn.

Your skipper will tell you about the ups and downs of Rembrandt's youth and his training as a painter. 


Get to know Leiden

Get to know Leiden… on foot and by boat!
The old waterways of Leiden offer you a unique opportunity to discover a historic city in all its splendor and beauty. While sailing, the skipper takes you along the green-fringed moats of our ‘Key-City’ and will tell you about life in the old days from Leiden’s rich history. 


Sailing and walking in the wake of the Romans

Sail along the Oude Rijn, since recently Unesco World Heritage!
Two thousand years ago it was busy on and along the Oude Rijn, the northern border (Limes) of the mighty Roman Empire. It was one of the most important shipping routes for troops and trade in Europe.

And you can experience part of that!


Singelpark on foot & by boat

The " Singelpark " surrounds the historic center of Leiden with greenery.
A kilometers long city park with the water of the canals as a blue vein through the park. 


Leiden Bingo
* not available for people who do not speak Dutch *



Pushing ahead with the ‘Doordouwer’

Step aboard the Doordouwer, an old seagoing sloop, which you propel yourself.

Two experienced skippers guide you - with drum beats or with the beat of music - through the Leiden canals and green canals or guide you over the turbulent waters of the Kagerplassen.


Laughing boat

​Laughter connects. Boating gives it a special dimension. The ideal outing for your company or team!


Leiden Course
* not available for people who do not speak Dutch *




Every person is special and every goodbye is as well…
The Leidse Rederij Foundation offers you the unique opportunity to arrange a personal funeral in the event of your death.
For people for whom water has been important in their lives, we make a last boat trip to Rhijnhof aan de Rijn.



In early spring there is a possibility to make a special 'bird flight' in the Green Heart of Holland.  An experienced guide will provide you with information about the meadow birds during the breeding season and will look for beautiful spots in the polders to photograph from the water. 
Don't forget your camera and binoculars!


Rural trips

Neighborhoods near the farmers along ditches and canals of a polder landscape rich in cows. 


Catering on board

To make your cruise complete, we are happy to provide a delicious custom-made catering arrangement in collaboration with our regular partners!

Take a look at the packages listed below for what we have to offer.

Is your ideal catering arrangement not listed here?

Feel free to call us with your ideas, we are happy to think along with you and look at the possible possibilities.


Drink boat

Drinks on board at De Leidse Rederij!
What could be better than a Vrijmibo in the sun? Indeed, a Friday afternoon snack in the sun on board one of our beautiful open boats! 


Gin, History & Fun - Good Mie Gin

What did Leiden look like when the greatest serial killer in Dutch history roamed here? Where did the Pilgrim Fathers get on the boat to America? And last but not least: what does any of this have to do with Gin?


Ice cream cruise

Summertime and cooling off on the water!

During 1.5 hours you will sail through 'Oudt Leyden', past the many beautiful monuments, special vistas and beautiful parks. Of course we will tell you beautiful stories about this special city!
In association with  Gelateria Maxims  we make a stop on the way where delicious Italian ice creams are brought on board. 


Lunch on board

Enjoy a delicious lunch on the water halfway through the day. The Lunch Boat is the ideal combination of lunch and a boat trip. Ideal for a business lunch with clients and colleagues or very cozy with friends and family.


Love-to-Share-on board

Dining on the water?

We can do it! The Leidse Rederij and Brasserie de Poort offer you a culinary experience; dine while cruising through the canals of Leiden.
Enjoy a Love-to-Share-on board dinner, where you will be served various dishes to share on board. Discover Leiden from the water.


Other Catering

Examples of catering
(these prices do not include boat rental)

Separate drink packages, snacks and snacks.


Coffee boat

From coffee with apple pie to a complete High coffee/tea. With our coffee boats there is an excuse for every occasion to honor this delicious drink.


Wine tasting on the canals of Leiden

The Leidse Rederij presents: 'tasting wine on the canals of Leiden'.

During an hour and a half we take you into the fascinating world of wine, against the breathtakingly beautiful backdrop of the historic center of Leiden. While sailing you will taste and discover eight beautiful wines. Skipper and donor alternate with inspiring wine stories and beautiful anecdotes about the well-known and hidden gems of Leiden.

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