Return trip: Vinkeveen, via Gouda
Allow 5 nights
From the recreational marina of Vinkeveen, cruise along the River Vecht to the charming Utrecht and the town of Gouda, famous for its cheese and it's historic monuments.
Reviews for the The Gouda Short Break
Good overall, boat yard on arrival was poor. We booked in for early arrival and our boat wasn't ready until gone 1 pm. So we had to hang around in the cold.
Excellent scenery and weather
Our boat travels with Le Boat have always been great! The people, places and experiences in Holland were memorable. Our Royal Mystique "45" was clean, well equipped and everything in it worked very well throughout the journey. On this last trip however, our boat was well dented, banged up and with out a bimini top from a previous renter's accident. I am certain that there was little that the staff could do in this situation, but when a client selects a deluxe boat he/she expects a quality boat in and out. Besides this minor complaint, as always, we are looking forward to our next Le Boat holiday very soon. Thanks Jose Ramos
Excellent and friendly service. Convenient locations and itineraries.
Comment fromThe Le Boat Team
Hi Jose, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are sorry to read that you experienced some problems on this trip. We will look into this and hope to welcome you back onboard next year!
Appropriate sized and well appointed boat for the canals we cruised.
Booking process was easy and the whole experience great value.
Boat good but badly serviced broke down twice on the same day which was put down to the battery but was in fact a loose nut on the starter motor which cost us a complete day so returned the boat to Vinkeveen two days early as all on board thought the boat unsafe and badly maintained, asked for a refund or credit for the unused 2 days but was bluntly refused. Not impressed with management. Local staff tried their best and a bit more tuition would have helped rather than a rush to reach the lock before it closed.
Could have been a good trip if we had been able to finish it
Comment fromThe Le Boat team
Dear Brian,Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your boat broke down and wasn't in the condition you expected. We take these issues very seriously and have forwarded your comments onto the operations team to investigate and resolve. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the disappointment caused.Best regards,The Le Boat team.
Hired Sheba boat for four days, but was only allowed to leave Vinkeveen marina for two days total, due to limited lock operation times - which we were never informed about beforehand.Vinkeveen LeBoat staff refused to arrange local taxi from the train station (just stating that it was "impossible" for them to do it for us). We ended up stranded for two hours with all our luggage until local people directed us to the bus service. Very little directions or advice provided in English for English-speaking customers.
Lovely waterways and villages to explore. Unfortunately only able to use LeBoat vessel two out of four days paid for.
Comment fromThe Le Boat team
Dear Brad,Thanks for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear you were disappointed with the lack of information provided to you before your trip and the customer service. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and very sorry you felt this was not delivered to you. We have shared your comments with the base team.Kind regards,The Le Boat team