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Amsterdam: Keukenhof Tulip Garden and Giethoorn Experience

1. Amsterdam: Keukenhof Tulip Garden and Giethoorn Experience

Explore the extraordinary phenomenon of Keukenhof from up close. Keukenhof is a place to enjoy millions of flowering tulips, daffodils, and other bulb flowers in the spring. This beautiful spring garden offers a unique scent and color experience, over 20 spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, and exciting events. Surrounding Keukenhof lie the famous bulb fields. Take in spectacular views of some of the bulb fields from the windmill, with a visit to Keukenhof guaranteeing beautiful photographs. There are activities for all ages, allowing you to stimulate your senses as you smell, taste, listen, and enjoy. Keukenhof is a treat for the whole family with children being able to enjoy themselves in the playground, pet the animals in the petting zoo, and go on a scavenger hunt. Your tour will continue to visit the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Known as the “Venice of North”, the village is notable for its many canals and complete lack of roads. Explore the fairy tale village, where less than 3,000 people live, on a 1-hour guided boat tour. Experience the scenery on a leisurely trip through the canals. Explore the preserved village on foot, and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover hundreds of bridges, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village.

Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Zaanse Schans Guided Combo Tour

2. Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Zaanse Schans Guided Combo Tour

For a one-time life experience, you can start with a tour of the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands, with many canals and a total lack of roads. During a 1-hour guided boat tour, you can visit this fairytale village where less than 3,000 persons are living. Explore the restored village on foot to see the structure of every farmhouse on a tiny, man-made island. Walk along the narrow footpaths to explore hundreds of bridges and admire the village's quiet ambiance. Your journey will continue with an exploration of the most picturesque traditional 17th-century Zaanse Schans settlement, which includes houses and a series of wonderfully restored windmills from the nation's industrial heritage. In Zaanse Schans village, you can stroll through the charming greenhouses and visit a factory that makes the famous clogs in this part of the world. There's also a Dutch cheese to taste, and when you're there, you can try some at the Catharina Hoeve Farm, where you can also learn about how it's made.

From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Giethoorn with Lunch

3. From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Giethoorn with Lunch

Meet your guide/driver before heading in a comfortable, air-conditioned luxurious minivan to your first destination in about 90 minutes. The journey takes you goes through the typical flat Dutch ‘polder’ landscape. Polder is land that has been reclaimed from the sea, and most of the land you drive through today was a sea until the 1950s. Giethoorn is definitely one of the most picturesque villages in the Netherlands. The town has been one of the country's most popular tourist villages and is nicknamed the Dutch Venice. Just like Venice, Giethoorn has many canals and the only way to get around town is by boat or walking.  After a short walking tour of the village, you will have leisure time to discover the village on your own. Your driver/guide will reveal the city’s unique character, and give you insider’s tips about great local restaurants, shops, attractions, activities and more. End of the afternoon being driven back to Amsterdam.

From Amsterdam: Private Sightseeing Tour to Giethoorn

4. From Amsterdam: Private Sightseeing Tour to Giethoorn

Explore Giethoorn, called the “Little Venice of the Netherlands”, on this 7-hour private sightseeing tour. Begin with a convenient pickup at your hotel in Amsterdam and head to Giethoorn, a village in the north of the country.  This town is full of thatched-roof farms that are connected by more than 170 wooden bridges. Explore this unique townscape either by sailing a boat yourself or joining a canal cruise. On the water, your guide will share information about the history and culture of Giethoorn. After taking in the sights, you can take a seat in one of the town’s many restaurants for lunch.

Private Day Trip to Giethoorn and the Afsluitdijk

5. Private Day Trip to Giethoorn and the Afsluitdijk

Start with pickup at your hotel and get personal service by a professional guide that will drive you to Giethoorn and The Enclosing Dyke, also named Afsluitdijk. First, explore the charming town of Giethoorn, one of The Netherlands' most popular destinations. Experience the beautiful landscape of quiet canals, wooden bridges, and Dutch homes. Learn about life in the area, which was once a waterlogged swamp and has now become one of the most iconic places in The Netherlands. Travel to the Afsluitdijk and learn all about this 32.5 km long architectural masterpiece. Originally built in 1927, the dike still stands strong today and protected many in the flood of 1953. After some exploration along the massive construction, be returned to your hotel.

From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to Giethoorn and Lelystad

6. From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to Giethoorn and Lelystad

Get picked up at your hotel in Amsterdam and travel to Lelystad and Giethoorn with your personal guide. Lelystad is a unique city where will see the reconstruction of the famous VOC-ship Batavia which lies in the Batavia harbor where you can see dozens of old historic ships. Lelystad is also known for its unique architecture. You can see the Zilverparkkade and the Agoratheater. Then explore Giethoorn, the Venice of the Netherlands, a must-see when visiting the Netherlands. Experience the beautiful landscape of quiet canals, wooden bridges, and Dutch homes. Learn about life in the area, which was once a waterlogged swamp and has now become one of the most iconic places in The Netherlands. At the end of the day, your guide will drive you back to your hotel.

Tulips & Canals: Private Day Trip to Keukenhof and Giethoorn

7. Tulips & Canals: Private Day Trip to Keukenhof and Giethoorn

Visit the most famous tulip park in the Netherlands, Keukenhof, where you’ll marvel at the multi-colored display of tulips and other springtime bulbs in bloom. Stroll through the English landscape garden, the Japanese country garden, and the historical garden and enjoy the lush setting. Your guide will take you through the 15 kilometers of footpaths and 32 hectares of gardens, where tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and other colorful spring bulbs carpet the grounds. Next visit Giethoorn, a village still only fully accessible by boat. Explore the main sights of the village with your private guide and walk amongst the many waterways, wooden bridges, and quaint Dutch houses.  Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the Dutch countryside and learn about the local way of life. Pick up and drop-off service is provided for this tour in a private, air-conditioned car.

From Amsterdam: Giethoorn Day Trip and One Attraction

8. From Amsterdam: Giethoorn Day Trip and One Attraction

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to discover the traditional town of Giethoorn. Meet your guide/driver in central Amsterdam and board a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Relax during the 1.5-hour journey as you admire the typical Dutch landscape of polders — land that has been reclaimed from the sea. Arrive in Giethoorn, nicknamed the Dutch Venice, and explore the beautiful town with a short walking tour and a canal cruise. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to discover the village on your own. Your driver/guide will give you insider tips about great local restaurants, shops, attractions, activities and more. Stop to enjoy a coffee and a piece of apple pie before heading back to Amsterdam to finish your day with your choice of two attractions. Select either a 5D VR flight experience over the Dutch countryside or a relaxing canal cruise to see the city’s most famous attractions from the water. With the 5D flight, breathtaking film and special effects will take you soaring over the must-see sites of the Netherlands as you learn about the country’s history. On the cruise you’ll pass all of Amsterdam’s top sights, admire canal houses from the Golden Age, and see the Westerkerk and Anne Frank’s House.

From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Gardens and Giethoorn Tour

9. From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Gardens and Giethoorn Tour

Enjoy an unforgettable experience in one of the biggest flower gardens in the world! Besides visiting the spacious 32 hectares of flowers, you can enjoy spectacular flower shows, inspirational gardens, unique art and wonderful events. Do not miss the Tulip mania exhibition at the Juliana Pavilion. Christen your own tulip, see how the tulips are cultivated, and get advice and tips from our experts about the use of flower bulbs in your own garden. Flower Power is Keukenhof’s 2019 theme. Flowers inspire. At Keukenhof flowers connect people from across the globe who come together to enjoy the tulips, smells and colours. Discover how tulips ended up in the Netherlands, design your own bulb mosaic, and become a true tulip expert. Take part in the treasure hunt through the park, climb and clamber on adventurous play equipment or glide through the air on the zip-line. The animals at the petting zoo love to cuddle. This Keukenhof flower garden tour is also fun for the children. They will have a blast with treasure hunts, a petting farm, a maze and the playground. Keukenhof is a fun day out for the whole family!  There is a possibility to store your luggage in one of the free lockers which are available near the park’s main entrance. Dogs are permitted at Keukenhof, providing that they are kept on a leash. Dogs are not permitted to enter the pavilions and restaurants, except for guide dogs. Dog waste bags are available free of charge from all ticket inspectors. The park offers excellent access for electric wheelchairs, and has plenty of disabled toilet facilities. After being picked up from Keukenhof in a luxury Mercedes sedan or minivan by a professional driver, travel to one of the most beautiful villages in Holland, Giethoorn. Take a lovely canal cruise through the village, known as the Dutch Venice. The elongated village is located in one of the largest areas of continuous fenland in northern Europe. The village is an excellent starting point to make a canoe trip through the area and there are a number of special museums and art galleries to discover.  After exploring Giethoorn, you are transferred back to Amsterdam.

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What people are saying about Giethoorn

Trip was excellent. 3.5hrs at kukenof and 3.5 hrs at Gietoon was spectacular. They also provided some break for lunch. Although i saw some negative views that time is not sufficient in Gietoon, I do not agree as both were equally good and time was perfect for 10hrs trip. 3hrs in each place is good to cover all, if you are a solo traveller and young family. With infants or small kids under age5 may be difficult but still manageable. Trip was EXTRA ORDINARY. Xalam tours were par beyond our expectation. Everyone must try this pack. Thanks to oir guide sophie and driver. Both were very helpful.

Beautiful weather made for a beautiful day at Keukenhof and Giethoorn. Our driver and tour leader were charming, knowledgeable and made the trip smooth and enjoyable. Thank you for gelping us make beautiful memories!

An amazing experience not to be missed while you are in Amsterdam! Those places are MUST! Mind blowing attractions & above the host & the guide Mr. Abdul Baqi is the key success factor (Thanks a lot)

I really loved it! And guide was really nice and helpful. We had 2.20h in Keukenhof and around 2h in Giethoorn.

It was a wonderful experience Thank you GetYourGuide for making my holiday a memorable one.