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From Leiden City: Kaag Lakes Windmill Cruise

4.4 / 5

58 reviews

Activity provider: Rederij van Hulst B.V.

From Leiden City: Kaag Lakes Windmill Cruise

Activity provider: Rederij van Hulst B.V.
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From US$ 22.90 per person

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Explore the Kaag Lakes on a relaxing cruise through the Green Heart of Holland characterized by shallow lakes and islands and take in beautiful views of the Dutch landscape.

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Duration 2 hours
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Host or greeter
Dutch, English, German
Audio guide included
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the Kagerplassen lakes from the historical city of Leiden
  • See the iconic Green Heart of Holland from the water
  • Take in panoramic views of the Dutch landscape with its many windmills
  • Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on the Kaag Lakes
Full description
Embark on a scenic boat cruise on the Kaag Lakes from Leiden and discover the beautiful landscape, known for its shallow lakes, islands, polders, and many windmills. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the views and get to know the Green Heart of Holland.  Sail from the historical city of 'Leiden' for a beautiful cruise through the Green Heart, characterized by shallow lakes and islands. The islands are polders and are still being drained by 18 restored polder mills in operation. Most of these mills can be seen during the cruise. This is Holland in its entirety: polders, cows, windmills, lakes, beautiful views and beautiful Dutch villages. The different areas within the Green Heart of Holland have their own character and appearance.  The captain informs you about all the sights during the trip and in good weather you can of course also enjoy the deck where you have a wide view of the surroundings. Drinks, snacks, and simple lunch items are available to purchase. 
  • Free audioguide via a phone app
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Arrive 15 minutes before the cruise starts. Please look for the boat/dock of ‘Rederij van Hulst’ and show your voucher to the captain/staff member.

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What to bring

  • Headphones
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 58 reviews

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Really enjoyed this canal cruise around Leiden. We were stating in Sloterdijk so it was only a train journey away. The transport system is fantastic and very well priced. Leiden is a lovely quiet place compared to the busy hustle and bustle of amsterdam. The boat was extremely comfortable with snacks and drinks on board. The tour itself was very picturesque with lots to see eg windmills, boats, holiday homes and lots of people having a great time on the water eg water sking, tubing and swimming. It was such a hot day I would have loved a dip in the water myself. Really great value for money as the trip was 2 hours long.

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July 20, 2022

Ich bin Rollstuhlfahrer und wollte mit meiner Frau eine Schiffahrt ab Leiden unternehmen. Am Montag hatten wir die Tickets für Mittwoch online erworben. Da stand auch auf den Seiten von "getyourguide", dass das Schiff barrierefrei ist. Sicherheitshalber sind wir am Dienstag am Hafen in Leiden vorbeigefahren, wo das Schiff stand. Leider war dieses Schiff in keiner Weise barrierefrei. Ich habe dann bei der Reederei angerufen, wo mir dies bestätigt wurde. Die nette Dame sprach sehr gut deutsch und hat unsere Fahrt von Leiden auf Katwijk umgebucht. Dieses Schiff hatte einen hydraulischen Rollstuhllift unter der Treppe "versteckt", mit dessen Hilfe mich der Käpt'n sehr gut in den Fahrgastraum brachte.

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August 10, 2022


Great value for money. Two hours and many beautiful typical Dutch sights on the way: windmills, lakes, boathouses, etc. The personnel was also lovely and they serve some refreshments on board too which is great. Finally, the ship was clean and roomy, which I appreciated a lot.

July 28, 2022

Product ID: 390018