Starting from the base in Alphen, discover the channels of Holland on a houseboat. Visit Rotterdam, The Hague or Keukenhof.

Gouda & Keukenhof in a nutshell…

Departing from our new marina in Alphen aan den Rijn, you can easily join the famous city of Gouda and its renowned cheese market. Do not miss either the visit of the old city of Leiden, home of the oldest Dutch University and birthplace of Rembrandt. A few miles away, stop over in Lisse and enjoy the incredible Keukenhof tulip garden, the largest in the world.

The
highlights of Alphen

  • The possibility to visit the historic cities Leiden and The Hague by boat
  • The possibility of a quick and easy visit of the Keukenhof gardens

our routes departing from Alphen

The routes shown are only suggestions; don’t forget that you can stop wherever you like on your cruise.

Great Dutch Cities

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Duration of stay
1 week
Navigation time
4h10 / day
Distance traveled
121km
Number of locks
2 + 67 lifting bridges
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Katwijk

Enjoy one of the prettiest sea resorts in Holland. You will be enchanted by the charme and cultural offers of the city : the Spinza Museum or the museum of the European Space Research Centre.

The Hague

Visit The Hague, the third-largest city of the Netherlands, during your houseboat cruise, The historic city is home to both national and international institutions.

Rotterdam

As second-largest city of the Netherlands and home to the eighth-largest port in the world, Rotterdam has two different faces : One of them is a vibrant industrial city while the other is one of the most important places worldwide in terms of architecture and innovation. People also call Rotterdam « Manhattan of the Meuse ».

Delft

Delft is one of the most visited cities in the Netherlands, with people coming from the whole world to admire its Delfish Blue Pottery and the historic old town.

Leiden

You find this enchanting city close to Keukenhof. Leiden is renowned for its historic heart whose beat you can feel particularly in the pittoresque streets, in the church, the castle, the university, the cheese market and of course at its windmill.

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Lakes & gardens

Itinerary Alphen aan den RijnLeidenLisseAlsmeerAlphen aan den Rijn

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Duration of stay
Mini week
Navigation time
4h30 / day
Distance traveled
83km
Number of locks
0 + 23 lifting bridges
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Leiden

You find this enchanting city close to Keukenhof. Leiden is renowned for its historic heart whose beat you can feel particularly in the pittoresque streets, in the church, the castle, the university, the cheese market and of course at its windmill.

Lisse

Lisse is the stop to visit Keukenhof. A great possibility to enjoy the diverse landscape which is covered in tulips.

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Alsmeer

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Getaway to the seashore

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Itinerary

Alphen aan den Rijn...Alphen aan den Rijn
Duration of stay
Week-end
Navigation time
5h / day
Distance traveled
52km
Number of locks
0 + 24 lifting bridges
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Katwijk

Enjoy one of the prettiest sea resorts in Holland. You will be enchanted by the charme and cultural offers of the city : the Spinza Museum or the museum of the European Space Research Centre.

Leiden

You find this enchanting city close to Keukenhof. Leiden is renowned for its historic heart whose beat you can feel particularly in the pittoresque streets, in the church, the castle, the university, the cheese market and of course at its windmill.

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our boats available

Departing from our Alphen base, we can offer the range of canal boats shown below. To see the full range of cruises available, please see our self-drive boat pages or contact our team who can help you to choose.

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Your departure
base Alphen

LOCABOAT HOLIDAYS
Haven aan den Rijn
Industrieweg 2a
2404 BZ Alphen aan den Rijn

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