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Giethoorm & Exploring the North of The Netherlands Tour

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Giethoorm & Exploring the North of The Netherlands Tour

Activity provider: Private Day Tour Amsterdam
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From US$ 266.06 per person

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This magical tour visits two fairy-tale villages of Giethoorn and Hasselt. Giethoorn, only accessible by boat or on foot. Hasselt, a long forgotten Hanseatic city where time has stood still.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English, German
Pickup included
Pick-up at your accommodation in and around Amsterdam, the airport, or the cruise ship pier.
Private group


  • Relax in your private vehicle
  • Travel in style from Amsterdam to Giethoorn
  • Visit these picturesque villages located in the north
  • Take in the fairytale charms of Hasselt on foot
  • Drive through typical Dutch polder landscape
Full description
Your private guide will drive you directly to the picturesque village of Giethoorn ( 75min ). The centre of the village is car-free so the only way to get around is by boat or on foot. Your guide will transform himself into your captain and welcome you on board a typical 'punter', a small Dutch flat bottomed boat designed to sail in shallow waters for a private one hour tour through Giethoorn. After you're back on dry land you'll join your guide for a short walking tour giving you another perspective on this picture perfect little village. After leaving Giethoorn you'll drive through the countryside to Hasselt, a storybook village off the beaten path. In Hasselt you'll wander with your guide through the old town’s cobblestone streets, learn about its history and why it's named 'Little Amsterdam'.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Amsterdam
  • Transportation by comfortable car
  • Walking tour of Giethoorn
  • 1-hour canal cruise
  • Walking tour of Hasselt
  • Meals and beverages

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Participants can either bring their own food or try one of the local restaurants suggested by the guide
  • It is recommended that you do not book another engagement too close to the finishing time of this tour as traffic can sometimes cause delays
  •  Participants must be 7 years or older
Customer reviews

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based on 9 reviews

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While everyone knows Venice, very few have heard of Giethoorn - a small village in Netherlands which has no roads. This pristine village is probably the closest backdrop to the fairy tales that we have often read/heard in our childhood. Apart from the picturesque location, we were also impressed by our tour guide Steven, who was very friendly and had a great sense of humor. We enjoyed his titbits about the area and the local culture (something that cannot be found on the internet). Overall, an amazing experience!

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March 23, 2023

We were really impressed by Steven, our guide for this private Giethoorn tour! Nice drive from Amsterdam city to Giethoorn with Steven’s detailed introduction on the attractions. Boat trip was nice and relaxing, and it’s a wonderful way to explore this beautiful village. Lunch at a local cafe was another great point to mention. We got to experience yummy Dutch food and the Genievre! This day tour is Really worth it!

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March 23, 2023


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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 201853