Untours - Moat View, Leiden, Holland - Leiden
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The Moat View is situated in a residential neighborhood just across the street from Leiden's historic moat. This moat is considered one of the oldest intact city fortifications in Europe. It stretches six kilometers around Leiden's historic center.

The modern house is on two levels, the 2nd and 3rd floors. The main level is on the 2nd floor with a comfortable living room with a TV. The apartment also has Wi-Fi. The modern eat-in kitchen is also on the main level. The kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, and a Nespresso coffee maker. There is a balcony off the kitchen that faces the rear of the building and overlooks the neighboring yards and gardens. The main balcony is off the living room and features a very nice view of the moat, the historic houses, and the park across the moat. There is a half-bath on the main level.

Upstairs are the two bedrooms with queen beds. The bedrooms have a high-ceilinged, half-timber style and the beds have silk sheets. The main bathroom is on this level and features a Jacuzzi bathtub with a shower attachment.

The location is residential. There's a small grocery store just 3-4 minutes away. Otherwise, it's an 8-minute walk to the supermarket and a 6-8 minute walk to the bus stop. The park across the moat is a pleasant oasis for walking. The heart of Central Leiden is just about 10 minutes away. Leiden's train station is about 30 minutes by foot or 20 minutes by bus (including walking time to bus stop).

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Property Details


Two bedrooms with queen beds


1 bathroom with shower/bath combo and Jacuzzi on 3rd floor (with bedrooms), 1 powder room on 2nd floor


Modern kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, and Nespresso coffee maker


Washer and dryer available


2nd and 3rd floors with steps


Steps from ground floor to 2nd (main) floor. Steps from main floor to 3rd floor with bedrooms.


6-minute walk to the nearest bus stop. 8 minutes to a different stop. Supermarket and restaurants are about 8 minutes away. Car parking available if needed.


Steps from main floor (2nd) to sleeping floor (3rd). Farther walk to restaurants and shops than other Leiden apartments.


Spacious house with two balconies and lovely view


Two balconies, one with a moat view and the other with a garden view to the back

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What's included with the Holland - Leiden Untour?

  • One or two weeks in a private apartment in an 18th century townhouse in charming Leiden.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Amsterdam, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf. (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
  • Transfer by taxi to and from Amsterdam airport on arrival and departure.
  • A 5 or 10-day Benelux Saver Rail Pass (good for Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg) and limited bus tickets for ground transportation within Holland.
  • An orientation session and informative Leiden walk by our superb local staff to start your trip on the right foot.
  • Local information and our Going Dutch guidebook, researched and written by Untours staff, sharing local restaurants, must-see attractions and museums, and hidden treasures.
  • A local cultural event, like an Amsterdam walk or a Pannekoeken (Dutch pancake) lunch.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

Please note that arrivals before March 25, 2020 and starting October 14, 2020 are off-season. They do not include any on-site services such as airport transfers, orientation, welcome supplies, bus/tram tickets or Untours events. Local staff will meet you at the apartment with keys and be available by phone if you have a problem. We will give you instructions on how to make your own way by train and taxi from the airport to your apartment. The Benelux Saver Rail Pass, our Going Dutch guidebook, and use of an Untours cell phone are included.

Landlord or Host for Moat View, Leiden, Holland - Leiden

The owner speaks English. He lives about two hours away, but can be reached by email, text or phone if needed. He can help with any issues that may arise. Our Untours staff person lives locally and is just a phone call away.

Landlord Photo for HOLLAND - LEIDEN Vacation Rental

Leiden, Holland - Leiden, Home of Moat View

Leiden, a picturesque Dutch city of about 114,000, is located on a branch of the Rhine River, some 30 minutes southwest of Amsterdam. Laced with peaceful canals and gabled Dutch houses, Leiden is most famous for its university, which is the oldest and most renowned in the Netherlands. Leiden played an important role in Dutch history and in the development of Dutch painting, so it is no surprise that some of the country’s best museums and galleries are located here. The city has had its share of famous residents: Rembrandt was born here; Jan Steen painted here; and Albert Einstein taught here.

Leiden is a very walkable city and has maintained a small-town atmosphere. Visitors enjoy a variety of ethnic restaurants, cozy cafés, bookshops, an outdoor market held twice a week, shopping in a pedestrian precinct, as well as banks, ATMs and several large supermarkets.

There is much to do and see in Leiden, but remember that all of the Netherlands is just at your doorstep: Amsterdam is only 30 minutes by train, Delft 20 minutes, Utrecht 45 minutes, Brussels and Brugge in Belgium 2.5 to 3 hours.

And in case you wondered…yes, Leiden also has a windmill, which is now a fascinating museum.

"Many of my friends with whom I shared my diary noticed that I really thought it was my best trip to Europe - and the Untour way is the best way. Lenneke's orientation is so well done that you need only to relax and go in any direction you want each day. I would recommend this Untour to anyone." - T. Badkins

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Ratings for Moat View, Leiden, Holland - Leiden

Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)55
Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)22
Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)55
Bathroom (attractive, functional)33
Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)66
Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool43
Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)22
Sleeping facilities comfort55

Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)64
Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings88
Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)1210
Distance to Transportation/Major Roads86
Shopping (access to everyday supplies)64
Well-Situated To See The Region or City109

An Explanation of the Ratings:

These ratings come from a combination of customer reviews and the reports of Untours staff who have seen the apartments and/or followed reports from customers over the years.

These ratings give a sense of how most people feel, but your tastes and requirements may vary. If you have any questions about this apartment, please call us at 1-888-868-6871. You can talk to someone who has seen the accommodation.

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Dee McConnell
Director - Switzerland, Holland, and London Untours
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I enjoy the variety in what I do. Whether I am taking care of our Swiss Untourists, or selling a cruise, I enjoy the different hats I wear.
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Our staff has inspected this property and the above description and photographs reflect what they saw at that time. It is possible that the owner has made changes to the property without our knowledge. While we do our best to keep up with any changes or improvements made to our properties, we cannot guarantee that everything in the above description will be accurate.