Welcome to Giethoorn


When the tourist hordes get too thick (the site has become a must-visit for Asian tour groups), head to the northern part of the village, which is quieter and quainter.


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$113.18 Day Trips & Excursions

Giethoorn Day Trip from Amsterdam

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cherry Travel & Tours, Amsterdam, North Holland ProvinceMeet and greet by our friendly guide and then transferred to minivan or bus. Head directly to Giethoorn for 1 hour boat trip, 1 hour lunch time with arrangement by the guide at extra cost (optional), followed by 2 hours walking tour. Duration: 4 hours

$97.01 Day Trips & Excursions

Giethoorn in One Day with Enclosing Dike from Amsterdam

Your guide will pick you up at a centrally located place in Amsterdam in the morning. On board in your comfortable vehicle, you will pass through the typical Dutch landscape the drive will last approximately 1.5 hours to the Dutch Venice, Giethoorn. In this picturesque town with all it’s canals it becomes very clear how the Dutch people can live with and on the water. In Giethoorn cars are not allowed and little has changed over the centuries. You will enjoy this wonderfully preserved town walking and by boat. There are many types of boats, gondolas and punters, flat bottom boats that are used for transport on the canals. Your included 1-hour boat tour passes the skillfully restored farm houses. After this you will have some free time for lunch (not included) and be able to do some further exploring on your own. Naturally, your professional guide can give you some tips on what to see and where to eat. After lunch we continue to the impressive 32 km. long Enclosing dike in the Ijsselmeer, on of the largest lakes in Western Europe.  It is a fundamental part of the larger Zuiderzee works, damming off the Zuiderzee, a salt water inlet of the North Sea, and turning it into the fresh water lake of the IJsselmeer. (Please note: we only visit the Enclosing Dike during the period 18 March - 27 October 2019) We make a stop for approximately 30-45 minutes before continuing on to Amsterdam. Benefit from a free 1-hour Amsterdam canal cruise ticket per person (worth €16) as a bonus to use in the city at any time during your stay.

$91.24 Day Trips & Excursions

Day trip to Giethoorn from Amsterdam

Meet your guide and driver at 10:30 at Hotel Barbizon Palace (check in 10:15) near Amsterdam Central Station. Board a luxury coach for a beautifull ride to one of the most visited places in Holland .Giethoorns city center is filled with canals  and is car free .While riding you”ll drive true amazing villages and  dutch landscapes . we ll drive on an old sea, what is today one of the biggest Lakes of western Europe and your guide will tell you everything about  dikes and dams  and everything about dutch watermanagement as we passing the places. when we get in Giethoorn we board an electrical boat for a 1-hour guided tour. we will sail past beautifull restored thatched-roof farmhouses ,we will duck under picturistic bridges and sail on the lake Bovenwiede where people move them self forward with punting ,(traditional transport system of Giethoorn) after the boattour you ll have free time to explore the fairylike village on your own, get tips from your guide of what to see and where to go .after you enjoyed your visit and made a lot of pictures ,we drive you safely back at the end of the afternoon to the pick-up location.

$172.08 Cultural & Theme Tours

Small-Group Day Tour to Giethoorn from Amsterdam

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Restaurant De RietstulpMeet your guide/driver at our central meeting point just across from Central Station Amsterdam. A comfortable, air-conditioned luxurious minivan will take you to today’s destination in about 90 minutes. The journey takes you goes through the typical flat Dutch ‘polder’ landscape. Polder is land that has been reclaimed from the sea and most of the land where you drive through today was a sea until the 1950-ties.Giethoorn is definitely one of the most picturesque villages of the Netherlands. The town has been one of the most popular tourist villages of the country and is nick named the Dutch Venice. Just like Venice, Giethoorn has many canals and the only way to get around town is by boat or walking. No cars are allowed in the old town, whose history dates back to the middle ages. After a short walking tour of the village you have time at leisure to discover the village on your own. Your driver/guide will reveal the city’s unique character, and give you insider’s tips about great local restaurants, shops, attractions, activities and more.Late afternoon we drive back to Amsterdam.Duration: 5 hours

$98.17 Kid Friendly

GIETHOORN & BATAVIASTAD (HOLLAND DAY TOUR - PRIVATE TOUR MIN. 5 PAX)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus, Giethoorn, Overijssel ProvinceGiethoorn that is often referred as the “Little Venice” of the North... Its beautiful canals, wooden bridges and farmhouses give you a unique fairy-tale vibe. You can cruise the canals by boat and have time to explore the entire village.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Batavia Stad Amsterdam Fashion Outlet, Lelystad, Flevoland ProvinceOn the way back to Amsterdam we will stop by Bataviastad Factory Outlet where you able to shop of many branded goods with reduced prices.Duration: 3 hours

$109.72 Kid Friendly

GIETHOORN - VOLENDAM - ZAANSE SCHANS (HOLLAND DREAM TOUR - MIN. 5 PAX )

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus, Giethoorn, Overijssel ProvinceWe take you to the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Known as the "Venice of North," the village is notable for its many canals and complete lack of roads. You will explore the fairytale village, where less than 3,000 people live, on a 1-hour guided boat tour. Experience the scenery on a leisurely trip through the canals. Explore the preserved village on foot, and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover hundreds of bridges, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Volendam Haven, Volendam, North Holland ProvinceYour trip will continue to the village of Volendam, where you can admire brightly painted wooden houses, and see locals wearing their colorful regional dress. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the Volendam harbor, one of the most popular tourist attraction in the village since 1875. This is a great place to pick up souvenirs and gifts for those at home or for yourself and to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume in from one of many photo studios on the village.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Zaanse Schans, Zaandam, North Holland ProvinceYour last destination is to explore the most picturesque traditional 17th-century village where houses and a collection of beautifully preserved windmills from the nation’s industrial heritage. In the Zaanse Schans village, you can stroll past the charming greenhouses and visit a factory where the clogs popular in this part of the country are made. Learn how they produce world-famous Dutch cheeses as well.Duration: 2 hours