1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Afsluitdijk

From Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Enclosing Dike Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 81846
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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.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the picturesque town of Giethoorn
  • Stop at the Enclosing Dike
  • Cruise past the restored historic farmhouses of Giethoorn
Itinerary
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
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.
Includes
  • Transportation from Amsterdam by deluxe coach
  • Guide
  • Boat tour in Giethoorn
  • Photo stop at Enkhuizen Dijk
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

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

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 293 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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The tour is good to see Giethoorn lifestyle

The tour take 2-3 hrs on the bus without any drink or some snacks and there is no toilet on the bus. But overall is good to see Giethoorn villages & guide is good to explain. The one hour Amsterdam canal tour also good to do in daytime can see more than nighttime. (I took around 18.30pm then some building couldn’t see)

October 6, 2019

Excellent day A little disorganized getting onto the buses The first stop wasn’t great-waste of time buying something to use a bathroom The town of Gliethorn was great. We were on the first boat tour. I imagine the others wouldn’t agree as they had to wait an hour for their boat ride Nice waterfront restaurants A great day overall

August 26, 2019

Long bus ride to Giethorn.

While we liked this tour, it was somewhat disappointing. The bus ride was quite long and not really worth the ride. Giethoorn is very pretty, but it was a weekend and was really, really crowded. We did enjoy the canal and lake cruise. We did enjoy seeing the enclosed dike and inner lake.

August 16, 2019

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Lindbergh

Product ID: 81846