MOAT VIEW, LEIDEN, HOLLAND - LEIDEN
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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SLEEPINGTwo bedrooms with queen beds
BATHROOMS1 bathroom with shower/bath combo and Jacuzzi on 3rd floor (with bedrooms), 1 powder room on 2nd floor
KITCHENModern kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, and Nespresso coffee maker
LAUNDRYWasher and dryer available
LEVEL2nd and 3rd floors with steps
ACCESSIBILITYSteps from ground floor to 2nd (main) floor. Steps from main floor to 3rd floor with bedrooms.
TRANSPORTATION6-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.
MINUSESSteps from main floor (2nd) to sleeping floor (3rd). Farther walk to restaurants and shops than other Leiden apartments.
PLUSESSpacious house with two balconies and lovely view
SPECIAL FEATURESTwo 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 a guided tour of the Peace Palace in the Hague, 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 27, 2019 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.
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
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||5||5|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||2||2|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||5||5|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||3||3|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||6||6|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||4||3|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||5||5|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||6||4|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||8||8|
|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)||12||10|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||8||6|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||6||4|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||10||9|
An Explanation of the Ratings: The first column of figures is the highest score possible in each category. The column on the far right is the score for this particular apartment in this category. For this set of ratings, we have asked every Untour staff person who has seen the apartment to rate the individual features. Many of these staff people have been in a position to hear reports (good and bad) from customers over the years, so they offer a particularly well-informed perspective. Nevertheless, customer ratings will be included in the overall ratings as soon as possible.
Please keep in mind that tastes vary. These ratings give an overall sense of how most people feel about a factor; you are in the best position to know if your tastes and requirements are likely to be in the mainstream of opinion or if you have particular needs. If you have any questions about the meaning of any of the factors rated, or about this apartment, please call our office toll-free at 1-999-868-6871. You can nearly always talk directly with someone who has personally seen the accommodation.
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