The departure-place of Schuitjevaart is in the centre of Leiden on the corner of Stille Rijn and Stille Mare.
Opposite the 'Waaggebouw' on the other side of the river 'Old Rhine'.
- Daily on the whole hour.
- From 12.00 till 17.00 (wijziging voorbehouden)
- Van april t/m september.
- A 'discovery-cruise' of 50 min.
- Boat: 'Schuitjevaart' max. 30 pers.
- On request the experienced skipper can also be your guide.
You're welcome on board the old vintage 'Schuitje Vaart' vessels, two classic boats of revitted steel constructure. Built at the same Leiden shipyard, in 1933 and 1949 respectively, they both have eversince been used locally for purposes of pleasure trips and commercial transportation.
The nice little saloon boat 'Wetterwille', offers seating to 11 passengers in the oak cabin.
Regardless of the season this boat will assure you a most pleasant opportunity of seeing Leiden and its surroundings.
The other boat for max. 30 people has a transparant roof which can be opened and closed and which can move up and down. So it can pass under the lowest bridges in town, a not entirely pointless capability, since, as you no doubt will discover, Leiden's bridge builders showed a marked preference for very, very low bridges.
This boat is especially attractive for sunny summertime trips in and out of town.
A second ship for 30 people can be available on request.
Your captain and host will be Koene Dirk Parmentier. Born in Leiden in 1949, naturally still unaware then of his second boat being simultaneously built, he has been living here eversince, steadily gaining thorough knowledge of all characteristics of his city, which he will share with you, telling the old townstories in his peculiar, pleasant and informal style.
Inquiries or reservations: daily from 8.45 -10.00.
Telephone (071) 512 03 94 / Mobile 06 16917244