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Houseboat Pride of Leyden.

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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Leiden, South Holland Province
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 (on street, paid from 2 January 2016) 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...
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Listing #HL185388
About the Owner
Jacqueline M
Languages spoken:German, English, Dutch
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2011
Interaction with guests
Please let me know how you will be travelling to Leiden (e.g. by train or car) and I will send you the appropriate directions. If you phone me 10 minutes ahead of arrival, I will meet you at the boat to hand over the keys and show you around. If possible I will pick you up from the railway station. However, since I drive a van I have room for only two passengers. There is a Welcome Book with a host of suggestions and things worth knowing. But whenever you need something or have a question, you can phone or email me. I am only 5 minutes away.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have rented many places for vacations. Jacqueline, without question, went way beyond what other hosts have done for us. She picked us up at the train station--a first. She provided a fully stocked fridge and kitchen with enough food of various types to provide...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Absolutely loved our stay on the Pride of Leyden. Jacqueline is the perfect host. Just about everything we could think of provided, including food items, washing power, towels, and food to feed the coots and swans! The only issue really is car parking. On street,...More

Thank KBH65
Management response:Responded 22 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, the council have recently decided to introduce paid parking. However, if you're not going to use the car for some time, there is free parking just a short walk away from the boat. I have incorporated this information in...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

It was love at first sight which turned out to be truly comfortable and a Dutch treat delight. Stayed as a family of three, myself, husband and our twelve year old son. Everything was extremely smooth, we met lovely Jacqueline as arranged in front of...More

Thank Debbie I
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • DVD Player
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Shower
    1 Crib
    1 Twin
    1 King
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Getting around
Leiden is a very compact town, that can easily be explored on foot. That said, there are six different bus lines that run from Pride of Leyden through the centre to the railway station. Bicycles can be rented from several shops in town and a car rental is just around the corner.

All major cities are easily accessible from Leiden, e.g. Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Utrecht are each approx. 40 minutes away by train, The Hague is a mere 20 minutes away. And the A4 motorway is only a 5 minute drive from the boat.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Schiphol Amsterdam Airport: 25.0 km
Railway: Leiden Centraal: 3.0 km
Ferry: Hook of Holland (Hoek van Holland): 40.0 km
Leiden is easily accessible by car, train and even bicycle. From the railway station you can take either a bus (six lines run past the boat) or a taxi. But whenever possible I will pick you up from the railway station. However, my van can only carry two passengers.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 27.0 km.
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