• Accommodates
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Size
    100 m²
  • Floor No.
  • Family/child friendly
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pets allowed
  • Washer/dryer
  • TV
  • Smoking allowed
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for events
  • Lockable room
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Towels
  • Dishwasher
  • Baby cot
  • Breakfast
Property summary
Address Morssingel, 2312AZ Leiden, Netherlands
Property type Boat
Property ID 2SEGCQLD
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This property is managed by Ruud. Ruud will arrange to give you the key to the property upon arrival.
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Acceptance rate 54%
Response time A few hours
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Floating upon a quiet Dutch canal, this spacious houseboat offers a waterfront balcony in peaceful surroundings. Free Wi-Fi, parking and laundry facilities are also available.

Featuring glass doors that lead out onto a spacious balcony, the bright lounge contains a double sofa bed and flat-screen TV. A coffee machine and dining table can be found in the open-plan kitchenette, and the large bathroom features a bathtub with shower. The bedroom features a comfortable double bed.

Leiden is widely known as the “Museum City”. The surrounding area offers beautiful views, and a variety of restaurants, shops and museums. A variety of popular festivals take place throughout the year, so feel free to ask the host for details.

Leiden Central Station is just a 5-minute walk away, and provides regular services. Amsterdam Central Station is just 30 minutes by rail, and The Hague is just a 20-minute train ride away.
House rules
Beste vakantiehuis huurder van Woonark " Le Bateau Ivre " ,

Er zijn in Leiden veel dingen te doen en te zien.
Ik zal een tipje van de sluier oplichten:

# Er zijn vele goedkope reders die u voor weing geld door de stad varen zelfs naar de diverse grote meren in de omgeving.

# Leiden heet niet voor niets "Leiden Museum Stad":
U kunt gaan naar Museum Volkenkunde (tegenover de boot), Museum van Oudheden, Naturalis, Kunst museum De Lakenhal, Corpus, waar u als het ware door uw eigen lichaam kunt lopen.

# Er zijn vele gezellige café s en restaurants waar u voor weinig geld kunt genieten van de spijzen, drankjes en de ambiance. Een aanrader is het Spaanse restaurant " La Plancha " , met heerlijk eten en drinken met een geweldige ambiance. In de zomer is er een heerlijk terras op het zuiden, goed voor een paar heerlijke sangria 's in combinatie met wat tapa 's. Slechts 5 minuten lopen van de woonark.

# Bovendien heeft Leiden twee grote kerken, De Pieters Kerk en de Hooglandse Kerk. De Pieters Kerk heeft zijn naam te danken aan de heilige Petrus, de sleutel bewaarder van de hemel. Naar hem wordt Leiden " De Sleutel Stad " genoemd en de Pieters Kerk heeft zijn naam dus ook aan Petrus te danken.

# Bovendien zijn er vele festivals verspreid over het jaar. Wij hebben het 2 en 3 Oktober Festival ter herdenking van het fet dat de Leidenaren na de 80 jarige oorlog de Spanjaarden hebben verslagen. Vervolgens in Augustus het Rapenburg Festival, in februari het Jazz Festival, en in de zomer Werfpop. Dit zijn slechts enkele van de vele festivals.

# Voorts is het heerlijk om in de avond door de oude stad te slenteren en te genieten van de prachtige oude panden en de vele schitterende grachten.

# Op Woensdag en op Zaterdag is het markt op de Nieuwe Rijn. Een mooi moment om ook de oude Burcht te bezoeken, liggende op een heuvel bij de samenkomst van de Oude en De Nieuwe Rijn. Het is een strategisch punt, maar er is nooit gevochten.

# Zo er is veel te genieten en te zien in de oude stad van Leiden!!!
Weekly rate for 1 guest $ 236 US
Monthly rate for 1 guest $ 996 US
Price for > 1 guests $ 17 US per guest/night extra
Maximum nights 2 months
Check-in after 10 AM
Check-in before 11 AM
Check-out before 11 AM
Cancellation Policy Free Cancellation
Available for check–in
Reviews of this property
April 2015
10 Excellent

What a fantastic place to stay. We had been looking forward to staying on Ruud's houseboat from the first time we saw it on your site and we were not disappointed.

When we arrived we were blown away with the location, just over the canal from the culture museum and the old north gate into the town .
We rang the bell and Ruud came to the door with a great big welcome sign to greet us onto his boat, what a lovely touch.

Ruud is a perfect gentleman and went out of his way to give us advice on how everything operated on the boat and gave us ideas on things to do during our stay.

The boat is so comfortable and peaceful that you just drift away( not literally as the boat is tied up) and chill out completely with a glass of wine on the patio just outside the large veranda windows at the front of the boat.

Over the road there is a very secure car park which charges 10 euros for a 24 hour stay so that was very handy for us. The railway and bus stations are just a 5 minute walk away. We took the train to Rotterdam and had a great day there. You can also go to The Hague and Amsterdam by Train, there is even a bus to and from the Airport at Schipol if you do not want to hire a car.

Ruud provided us with a a starter kit of food ,wine, beer and fruit which was very nice of him. We didnt see Ruud again till the night before we left as we were away most days visiting the great many places you can go to in the area . We would highly recommend visiting the windmills at Kinder-dyke, a UNESCO world heritage site and the town of Delft. Leiden itself is a great place to explore and has an interesting market twice a week when you can sample the many cheeses and other local products of the area.

Cheers Ruud and thank you for giving us a wonderful place to stay with all the comforts of home, we loved it .
Douglas and Janis from Scotland

March 2015

The host cancelled the booking, this review is automated.

February 2015
8 Very good

Heel comfortabel,in de winter goed warm te stoken,perfecte locatie! Aanrader!

January 2015
8 Very good

Sehr nettes Hausboot mit geräumiger Wohn/Essküche, separatem Schlafzimmer und Badezimmer. Eine Grundausstattung an Lebensmittel war vorhanden.
Der Vermieter war sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Leider wurde in der Unterkunft zuvor geraucht und es roch leicht muffig. Das Hausboot befindet sich zentral in einem kleinen Kanal, der leider direkt an der Hauptstraße liegt.
Trotz allem eine nette Unterkunft und eine tolle Erfahrung.

October 2014
10 Excellent

Große, saubere und gut ausgestattete Unterkunft nahe dem alten Stadtkern von Leiden mit Platz für weitere Gäste, z.B. zum Essen. Sehr freundlicher Gastegebern, eine 'Grundausstattung' war bereits im Kühlschrank. Die 'Terrasse' nach Süden des Hausboots lädt zum Frühstück, etc. ein. Kleiner Wermutstropfen ist die Straße mit dem dahinterliegenden Parkhaus. Auf der anderen Seite aber bester Blick auf Kanal, Brücke, Windmühle. Wir würden wiederkommen.

September 2014

Please note that this email was originally written on September 20th ref 7982U8RA
I am disgusted that I still have not had a response but numerous emails asking for a review so you leave me no choice but to leave it here in the review.
Perhaps we may get in the very least an acknowledgment this time
I will be posting our review through other avenues should we not get a response within 48 hours.

Hello,We are due to leave our accommodation this morning but we feel we should bring something to your attention.We are leaving feeling totally unsatisfied and gutted. Whilst the boat house is really beautiful and as described, something was not. Our Host Rudd was at the boat to greet us and show us around etc. He explained that he usually lives on the boat whilst there are no guests. He then went on to explain that he works at the boat every day 2-5. We just assumed that, again, this was when there were no guests. We were wrong. The very next day (Thursday) Rudd turned up at 12 "to work". I couldn't believe it. My husband explained that we were getting ready to go to a wedding and we would be leaving at 2. Rudd said that he would go out and come back but he never did, instead got to work, painting the outside of the boat. This day we had planned for our family to join us for pre drinks. However, we canceled as we no longer felt comfortable to do so with Rudd being there. Therefore every one opting to go back to their hotels/out to the bar for drinks.I needed to get myself ready for the wedding whilst my husband was out at the bar.Again not feeling comfortable I was left locking myself in the bedroom to get dressed and calling for my husband to come back.The whole point of booking the boat house was to have the freedom of "house living". We had planned to entertain for our family who had flown in all the way from Los Angeles.On the Friday, we had plans to be out so we don't know what time Rudd turned up.We finished our day at 4.30pm. Whilst everybody else returned to their hotels we felt that we should hold back to wait for Rudd to leave at 5. We came back to the boat about 5.20pm and Rudd was still at the boat.We had no choice but to come in and quickly get changed in the confines of the bedroom. Again we had to cancel pre dinner drinks as we were not sure on how long Rudd intended on staying.We left earlier than planned at about 6.10pm leaving Rudd behind.I know that any complaints are supposed to be brought to your attention within 24 hours but due to the sensitivity of the complaint I am sure you will understand. This is not something that I feel we could bring up with Rudd. It is after all his home. However we feel completely cheated as we did not book a shared boat or just a room but this is how it felt.We are so disappointed by this whole experience. Plans that had been made months in advance had to be dropped last minute and we were left feeling uncomfortable and tense when instead we should have been feeling relaxed and happy.The boat house is not advertised in the correct manner. No where does it state that the host would come to work whilst you are a guest.What makes this worse is that our friends who live here in Leiden had seen a review that the owners live on the boat whilst they had guests. So she came to the boat in person and met with Rudd's wife who was adamant that this was not the case at all and we would have the boat to ourselves. There was no mention of Rudd coming to work on the boat either.Our friend was assured that all would be as we expected. This experience has taught us that was a bare face lie. The boat has a sewer smell problem also, something I would have normally felt okay with brining up with our host. However I could not bring myself to speak with him as I feel so totally cheated and uncomfortable. This problem in itself is not huge but I should bring it to your attention none the less.So in the main, we are left feeling really unhappy about our experience. This was planned for so long and should have been a really happy special time.It's not often we get to spend time with our loved ones from Los Angeles and Holland.This was going to be the perfect time and place for it. The boat is really lovely and in a great location. The intrusion of the host let's it down.I feel that under the circumstances it is not unfair for us to ask you, as our booking agent to seek some sort of satisfactory compensation.Thank You in advance for taking the time to read this lengthy email.RegardsMrs&Mr Clemett-Davies

September 2014
10 Excellent

Alles wunderbar! Tolle Lage, sehr gut ausgestattete Unterkunft, sauber, gepflegt und gemütlich. Sehr netter und freundlicherVermieter.
Jeder Zeit wieder!

Everything is wonderful! The Apartment (the Boat) is clean, well equipped and very cozy. Good Location (City Center).
Gladly again!

August 2014
10 Excellent

Wir hatten eine sehr schöne Woche auf Ruuds Hausboot in Leiden.
Die Lage ist optimal, da man in wenigen Gehminuten in der Innenstadt ist. Praktisch ist auch das Parkhaus direkt gegenüber, wo man günstig und sicher für 10€ am Tag sein Auto abstellen kann. Das Boot selbst liegt an einer mittelmäßig befahrenen Straße, was uns allerdings nicht weiter gestört hat.
Sehrt nett fanden wir, dass Ruud bei unserer Ankunft schon Lebensmittel eingekauft hatte - Waschmittel, Geschirrspültabs uvm. sind auch verhanden.
Ruud ist sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Er arbeit öfter mal im hinteren Teil des Bootes, was uns aber nicht weiter gestört hat.
Für sehr empfindliche Nichtraucher würden wir das Boot nicht empfehlen.

May 2014
10 Excellent

Wir haben eine wunderschöne Woche auf dem Hausboot von Ruud erlebt!Auf dem Boot gab es alles,was man für einen Urlaub so braucht!
Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in der Nähe(ca.8Min. bis zu Jumbo u.Aldi)!
Das Zentrum ist 5Min. vom Boot entfernt(zu Fuss)-dort gibt es sehr viele kleine Geschäfte zum Shoppen o. einfach nur durchschlendern.
Die Stadt selbst ist sehr quirlig u. lebendig,weil eben Studentenstadt,mit vielen Cafe`s,Restaurant`s u.Bar`s,wir lieben so etwas!
Bis Katwijk an Zee sind es ca.10km u. man ist dort am Meer-wir waren desöfteren in der Strandbar"Key West",weil wir auch Amerika-Fan`s sind,dort herrscht ein herrliches Strandfeeling u. die Leute dort total nett!
Ruud war so ca.3-4Std.am Tag mit auf dem Boot,weil er dort sein Büro hat.wir haben uns oft mit ihm unterhalten;er ist ein sehr interessanter Mensch,der viel zu erzählen hat,sehr freakig u. sympathisch!Unsere private Atmosphäre hat er nicht gestört,wenn wir es nicht wollten-ein sehr umgänglicher Mensch!
Das Hausboot ist nicht modern eingerichtet,das würde auch gar nicht passen,aber alles sauber,gemütlich u, gepflegt u. wenn etwas nicht passte,hat es Ruud passend gemacht,immer hilfsbereit u. zuvorkommend!
Wir haben dort eine sehr romantische Zeit verbracht!

May 2014
8 Very good

The houseboat was very spacious and very well equipped. Ruud owner, very nice had many intentions for us the fridge and cupboards were filled for our arrival. We could discover wildlife, herons, swans ... who approached the boat. The road is very close but the noise was not a problem. The location of the barge is very convenient for sightseeing in 2 steps. From a general point of view of Holland, plan a good budget "parking" for your coming. Parking at Leiden cost 10 € / day which should be added 10 or 15 € / day for parking during overseas visits.

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