Ranked #2 in Netherlands Tourism
Leiden– the oldest town in the Netherlands is not only well-known as a birthplace of the famous painter Rembrandt, but also for its charming streets, and the canals in particular.
The canals of Leiden were constructed in the 17th century and had an important role in the local traffic. Nowadays, the canals are till functioning and lead through some beautiful green parks and lively docks. The Leiden Canals might be the best way of exploring the city. Numerous rental agencies will offer you to rent a boat if you want to get around Leiden on your own. You can also use the service of the canal cruise. The tickets for a ride in the cruise can be purchased in the Beestenmarkt which is very close to the Central Station. Having a ride in the boat along the wonderful Leiden canals is definitely a must when visiting this magnificent city.