Discover Delft by boat

There are many sailing opportunities in the vicinity of Van der Valk Hotel Delft. Our hotel is only a ten-minute drive from the Midden-Delfland nature reserve, where there are many activities to do on the water. Rent a 'whisper' boat or join a so called 'Delflandse canal cruise'. There is something for everyone to do on the waters in and around the city of Delft! 

Rent a boat or dinghy 

Discover the polder landscape of Delft and Midden-Delfland from the water. It is possible to rent a (whisper) boat or dinghy at various restaurants and bed & breakfasts in the area. Rent a longboat at the picturesque B&B Rechthuis van Zouteveen and discover the Vlietlanden with its typical old Dutch nature. At Paviljoen de Zweth it is possible to rent whisper boats and combine this with a richly filled picnic basket. During your cruise, stop at bistro De Buytenplaets for a delicious lunch or high tea! 

Delfland canal cruises 

For more than two centuries, the tow barge, the predecessor of the steamboat, was a well-known phenomenon in Midden-Delfland. With the rise of the steamboat, the tram and the train, this form of transport disappeared. Nowadays it is possible to experience a historic canal cruise for yourself. Experience the silence of the landscape while floating on the water, while the skipper talks about the history of the canal and Midden-Delfland. Perfect for experiencing the history of the area! 

Kayaking, canoeing and supping 

Looking for a little more sportiness? Kayaks, canoes and sup boards can be rented at various places in Midden-Delfland. Sail over the beautiful polders and canals such as the Vlaardingervaart or the Lage Abtswoudse polder. There are plenty of places along the way where you can stop for a picnic or a short walk. 

Boat tour 

You can take various boat tours in Midden-Delfland. Several packages can be booked at Warbout Rondvaarten. Simply ask our staff for more information and the opportunities that can be booked. How about a fully arranged cruise package including snacks or a barbecue afterwards? Whatever you feel like during the cruise, you can book it at Warbout! 

Looking for more inspiration for your stay at Van der Valk Hotel Delft? Take a look at our tips for your stay or discover more about the cities of The Hague and Rotterdam!