Water shuttle

Starting Sunday the 2nd of July until Sunday the 15th of September 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday you can take a surprising boat trip along the ‘Oude Rijn’ going from Leiden to Katwijk and back.

You will pass the Limes, the natural border of the Roman Empire, and will then continue your journey through Oegstgeest, Valkenburg and Rijnsburg. After about 75 minutes you will dock at the busy harbor of Katwijk. To enjoy the sun or just go for a fresh breeze of air at the beach, you can go on a five minute walk from the docking place to the boulevard of Katwijk. Behind the dunes you’ll find a shopping mall and a museum dedicated to the history of the Netherlands in general and specifically the history of Katwijk, a former fishers village, “Het Katwijks Museum”. Departing form Katwijk, you will go on a boat trip to the old city of Leiden. Throughout the ‘City of Discoveries’ you will find lots of beautiful places to wander around, as well as museums and other historical places to visit. Along the picturesque canals and the green fringed moats of 'Old Leyden' there are a lot of restaurants and coffee places to sit down at and enjoy the view. Every Wednesday there’s a market along the ‘Nieuwe Rijn’.

Information or bookings? Check the Venice of the west website.

Practical Information

  From Until Comment
Adults € 12.50 € 12.50
Adults € 15.00 € 15.00
Children € 10.00 € 10.00
Children € 12.50 € 12.50
Children Free entrance  

from Sunday, June 2, 2019 till Sunday, September 15, 2019

Day From Till
Sunday 11:15 18:15
Tuesday 11:15 18:15
Wednesday 11:15 18:15