Discover Katwijk from the water

Round trip

Welcome on board at Rederij van Hulst! Go on board for a unique experience on the water. Discover the magnificent water landscape in and around ‘Groene Hart’ and flower bulb region. 

Shipping company ‘Rederij van Hulst’ puts down the gangway for you. On the water it is the ideal place to celebrate a successful party or taste the Dutch culture! Van Hulst likes to take you on board for a beautiful round trip or a fully organised day trip. On board of our ships you will experience a unique atmosphere and their warm hospitality.

Water shuttle

In summer, you can travel from Katwijk to Leiden and back again by water taxi! There are 3 daily departure times on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays. The trip takes an hour and 15 minutes. During the trip, the skipper will inform you about the sights. A single ticket costs € 10 and a return ticket € 12.50. Taking the water shuttle is a nice way to travel to Leiden and a perfect trip for a sunny day! You can make reservations by phone: VVV Katwijk (071) 407 54 44. Location: Prins Hendrikkanaal Katwijk. 


Katwijk and Rijnsburg have great marinas.  From Jachthaven Katwijk and Marina Rijnsburg you can sail the many routes in the area in a hired boat or in your own boat. What’s more, you are less than an hour away from ‘t Joppe, De Kaag or the charming city centre of Leiden, among other places.

Hire a boat?

At Marina Rijnsburg you can hire boats and sports boats of different price ranges.

Accessibility by water

From Kagerplassen, you can reach Katwijk via river de Leede and Oegstgeesterkanaal. There are eight fixed bridges, of which the lowest is 2.35 m high. From Leiden and Voorschoten you can get to Katwijk via the Korte Vlietkanaal, the Oude Rijn, the Additioneel Kanaal and the Uitwateringskanaal. This trip allows you free passage. The lowest bridge is 2.50 m high. For operating times, see Wateralmanak.