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:
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.
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!
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!
Escape from Wonderland
Wonderland is located right in the center of Leiden. A magical place where animals wear clothes, flowers bloom in all colors, it rains gumballs and it is always tea time. Let yourself be taken on an exciting adventure in this wonderful world. But be careful, don't lose track of time or you may never get out!
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.
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.
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.
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.