Explore Dutch cities by water
Rent a boat, canoe or stand-up paddle board and explore the canals of Leiden, Haarlem or Dordrecht.More information about boating
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2000 years ago the Roman Empire ruled parts of the Netherlands. See history preserved.Find out about the Lower German Limes
Apart from Amsterdam, Leiden’s inner city has the greatest number of waterways and bridges in the country. Every summer an amazing parade of boats and other floating vehicles sail through the city’s canals. The inner city is also lined with gentlemen’s houses, university buildings and museums with surprising exhibitions. Naturally this student town boasts a broad variety of attractive terraces, restaurants and cafes.
The area around Leiden also has plenty to offer. Go sailing on the Kagerplassen lakes, sun bathing on Katwijk’s beach or ride a bicycle through the flower-bulb region. All these Dutch highlights are just a 30-minute ride away from Leiden’s town centre. In short, there are many reasons to visit Leiden.
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