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Experience the city by water with The Hague Boat
2019-06-24 | By The Hague Boat
We are Leonie and Jan Persoon, natives of The Hague who have dedicated much of our lives to boating and sailing. Our family-run business, The Hague Boat, provides a fresh experience of the city from the water with our English-speaking tours explaining the hidden histories and special highlights of The Hague.
Our love of boating goes back through generations of Persoons who have worked as sailors in the Dutch region of Westland. They managed farmer ships which transported fresh fruit and vegetables to auction, and also sailed a special Westlander ship bringing peat to the village of Vinkeveen. We honour these authentic ships today, and we still enjoy participating in sailing competitions. Jan’s love of boats comes from these experiences while growing up. He even spent his first three years of life on a vessel. His father was a skipper, he lived on a freighter, and now boats are a central part of his life.
In 2015 we built our boat Daisy and enjoyed hosting our boat tours during the beautiful summer, with Jan as the Captain and Leonie as the friendly guide.
Come join our unique boat tours for a pleasant cruise through the canals, or join one of our many special events. The 75-minute canal cruise costs €12 per person and departs from Mauritskade 10 (Next to Hilton Hotel) daily from Thursday through Sunday.
Our boat Daisy is open with 30 seats and is also available to be hired privately, whether for a corporate event, family reunion, birthday, brainstorming session or bachelor party.
Beautiful private cruises with tailor made packages, you can determine where the cruise begins and ends.
On a private tour, please feel free to bring your own food and drink, but of course we can also take care of catering for you. In collaboration with a number of restaurants, catering can also be arranged for any time of the day–breakfast, lunch, drinks or dinner. We will be happy to advise you to find the best catering option for you.
Welcome on board!