Day trip

From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Giethoorn with Lunch

4.7 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Tour Company

From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Giethoorn with Lunch

Activity provider: Tour Company

From US$ 207.10 per person

Visit picturesque Giethoorn on a guided tour. Enjoy a piece of apple pie before climbing aboard the boat for a tour around Giethoorn followed by a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the canals and car-free streets of picturesque Giethoorn
  • Drive across typical Dutch "polders" (land reclaimed from the sea)
  • Enjoy some free time to explore Giethoorn on your own
  • Re-energize with a cup of coffee and slice of traditional Dutch apple pie
  • Savor a traditional lunch with soup, a mini burger, and an egg salad sandwich
Full description

Meet your guide in central Amsterdam at the meeting point. Travel by luxurious air-conditioned minivan to Giethoorn and discover the typical flat Dutch ‘polder’ landscape. Discover the village of Giethoorn which is nicknamed "the Dutch Venice." 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 city, whose history dates back hundreds of years. Explore the village with your guide and learn more about its unique character and discover insider tips about great local restaurants, shops, attractions, and activities.

Enjoy a relaxing canal cruise and admire the beautiful houses. You will also have time for a traditional lunch at a local restaurant, before heading back to Amsterdam.

Includes
  • Transport by luxurious Mercedes minivan
  • Wifi aboard
  • Driver/guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Canal cruise in Giethoorn
  • Coffee with apple pie
  • Lunch (soup, mini burger, and egg salad sandwich)
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise Voucher (if option selected)
  • This is Holland Voucher (if option selected)
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

A free shuttle ferry to Buiksloterweg runs 24/7 from Amsterdam Central Station to the north shore of the river IJ. The journey time is 3 minutes. Embark via the 2 middle pontoons. On disembarking, turn left. It is a 2-minute walk to This is Holland.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The tour's itinerary may vary depending on the guide on the day
  • This tour involves a small amount of walking
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions
  • Children up to and including 3 years old are free of charge (not occupying a seat)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Fantastic tour

We booked the tour as this was our second visit to the Netherlands and we wanted to see the countryside . Our guide made it an amazing experience - the kids call him Uncle Bramsterdam and he’s a rock star through and through . He regaled us with personal stories , anecdotes and history of the area. We learned so much about how they reclaimed the land and enjoyed a leisurely stroll in Geithoorn. Such a idyllic beautiful village , we are glad we went early and missed the crowds.

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July 23, 2019

September 2, 2022

There were only 4 of us in the group & we all agreed it was one of the best day tours we have had. Our guide Bram was pleasant & knowledgeable & professional.

September 24, 2019

Product ID: 59380