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From Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Enclosing Dike Full-Day Tour

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From Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Enclosing Dike Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Tours & Tickets
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From US$ 76.33 per person

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See the typical architecture and landscapes of the Netherlands on a trip to Giethoorn from Amsterdam. Glide past the restored farmhouses of "Dutch Venice," see beautiful canals and picturesque wooden bridges, and enjoy free time to explore on your own.

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Duration 9 hours
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6.5 hours
  • Amsterdam

  • 1 hour
  • Afsluitdijk

  • Photo stop

  • Giethoorn

  • De Weerribben-Wieden National Park (boat cruise)

  • Free time

  • 1.5 hours
  • Amsterdam

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the picturesque town of Giethoorn
  • Stop at the Enclosing Dike
  • Cruise past the restored historic farmhouses of Giethoorn
Full description

Climb aboard an air-conditioned coach and travel through a typical Dutch landscape for 1.5 hours en route to the picturesque town of Giethoorn. Experience how the Dutch people live with, and on, the water upon arrival, and set off to explore on foot and by boat.

Enjoy the peace and quiet of a town where cars are forbidden and little has changed over the centuries. Admire the many types of boats in the town, from gondolas to punters and flat-bottom vessels used as transportation on the canals.

Cruise past the skillfully restored farmhouses on a 1-hour boat trip, and get some free time for lunch and to explore on your own. Get tips from your guide on what to see and where to eat. The tour will continue to the Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk), the 32-kilometer dike connecting the provinces of North Holland and Friesland. The Netherlands is famed the world over for the way it deals with water management.

The Afsluitdijk, built to tame what was formerly the Zuiderzee (now the Ijsselmeer lake) is a prime example of Dutch water prowess.

  • Transportation from Amsterdam by deluxe coach
  • Guide
  • Boat tour in Giethoorn
  • Photo stop at Enkhuizen Dijk
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

De Ruijterkade 34A, at the local partner's office in the IJ hall of Central Station. In the back corner of the building, on the right hand side. Please be sure to arrive 30 minutes before the tour departure time.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children aged 3 years or younger go free of charge (provided they do not occupy their own seat).
  • Please note that the weather conditions can have an impact on the boat trip.
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 417 reviews

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My husband and I have never heard of Geithoorn until we saw pictures advertising for the tour. And Geithoorn itself did not disappoint. Love everything about it; the scenery, ambiance, food, and shopping. And the guide has our full respect for calling out passengers who showed no consideration for their fellow passengers. They were late coming back to the bus after the brief dike excursion. The whole experience was great; worth every penny….or euro.

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August 3, 2022

Exactly as described on the website, and we were lucky with the weather! The village was beautiful and you get plenty of time to enjoy it however you want to. The only thing I will say is that the stop at the enclosing dike felt a little pointless to me since they are no longer allowed to stop on the actual file but rather just after it. And you stop somewhere where you can’t really see it. But it’s not too much of a big deal since the real reason you’re there is for Geithoorn so.

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June 9, 2022

The place is as beautiful as seen in pictures! The guide was very nice and friendly and even provided us with free wifi on board. I think that the enclosing dyke can be skipped from the tour as it doesnt have much to offer. The bus ride is a bit long so it can get boring getting to the place and coming back but that is nobody’s fault!

June 5, 2022

Product ID: 81846