De Weerribben-Wieden National Park

De Weerribben-Wieden National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Enclosing Dike Day Trip w/ Boat Tour

1. Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Enclosing Dike Day Trip w/ Boat Tour

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

Giethoorn: Village & National Park Canal Cruise with Drinks

2. Giethoorn: Village & National Park Canal Cruise with Drinks

Join a cruise on an e-boat through Giethoorn to experience the tranquility of the village, and peek into Weerribben-Wieden National Park from the water. Get the most out of your trip with a tour guide, and enjoy drinks included onboard. Board the electric boat and set off through the labyrinth of Giethoorn's canal system. Hear about the history and traditions of the mostly car-free village from your local skipper, and admire the idyllic scenery on the route. Then, cruise along the Weerribben-Wieden National Park to take in the serene natural surroundings. Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or lemonade as you sit back and discover the charming area.

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What people are saying about De Weerribben-Wieden National Park

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 380 reviews

We had a very enjoyable trip to Giethoorn. Gerda our guide did an excellent job of keeping us informed in both English and Spanish of what we were seeing along the way. Giethoorn is a beautiful town and definitely worthwhile seeing.

Good trip to a nice Friesland village, ample time to look around and do a bit of shopping, have nice lunch and come back by 6.30 pm . Tour guide was good.

The itinerary was perfect! There was ample time to explore Giethoorn. Our guide Gerda was amazing!

It was a great excursion ! Highly recommend! Ian our tour guide was excellent!

Everything is perfect except the weather. I wish is a sunny day