Leiden - Katwijk: Watershuttle During the Summermonths

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Katwijk aan Zee - Prins Hendrikkanaal, Zwaaikom 19 & Leiden - Apothekersdijk 5

In the summer months it is possible to travel from Katwijk to Leiden and from Leiden to Katwijk: by boat! A large sloop departs from the “Zwaaikom” to the center of Leiden at set times. The 45-minute boat trip is accompanied by an experienced skipper, who provides information about the area and the special places that you pass during your sailing. De “Taxivaart” always departs, regardless of the number of persons on board. When a boat is fully booked, a second one is added!

A visit to Leiden is definitely worth it. Look around in one of the many museums, wander through the old town, visit one of the beautiful parks or shop extensively. Leiden has a market on Wednesday. And on the way there is of course plenty to see! It is possible to sail back to Katwijk with the next “Taxivaart”, but if you want to stay longer or leave earlier: taking the bus back is a good alternative. Bus numbers 31 and 37 run from Leiden central station to Katwijk Boulevard.

This water shuttle is provided by Rondvaart Leiden, the Leidse Rederij, Bob on Board and Varen Bollenstreek.

The boarding places:

Katwijk aan Zee - Prins Hendrikkanaal, Zwaaikom 19
Leiden - Apothekersdijk 5

The sailing schedule:

From Sunday 2nd of June 2019 up to and including Sunday 15th of September 2019

Departure Katwijk            Arrival Leiden

11.15 am                             12.30 pm

2.45 p.m.                             4 pm

6:15 p.m.                             7:30 p.m.

Departure Leiden             Arrival Katwijk

9.30 am                                10.45 am

1 p.m.                                   2:15 p.m.

4.30 pm                                5.45 pm

Price and reservation

Adults € 10.00 € 10.00 One way
Adults € 12.50 € 12.50 Return
Children € 7.50 € 7.50 Up to and including 12 years, one way
Children € 10.00 € 10.00 Up to and including 12 years, return
Children Free admission Up to and including 3 years

Reservations are required, this is possible at:

- Katwijk tourist information office, Wilhelminastraat 9, 2225 AZ Katwijk aan Zee, 071 - 407 54 44, info@vvvkatwijk.nl
- VVV Leiden, Stationsweg 26, 2312 AV Leiden, 071 516 60 00, info@vvvleiden.nl
- The Leidse Rederij, Apothekersdijk 5, 2312 DC Leiden, 071 - 528 22 52, booking@leidserederij.nl

Tickets can also be purchased from the skipper or you can reserve seats for your way back.

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