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From Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Zaanse Schans Day Tour with Boat

1. From Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Zaanse Schans Day Tour with Boat

Your experience begins as your guide meets you near Amsterdam's Central Station, from where you travel to the typical Dutch windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Zaanse Schans is an open-air museum complete with a cheese farm, clog factory, diamond museum, bakery museum, and Kuiperij, where barrels were made to transport goods, green timber houses, traditional crafts, and windmills. Next, head to the unique Dutch village of Giethoorn, heading further north out of Amsterdam. As you travel, listen to learn about the history and significant elements in the Giethoorn region. The journey will take roughly 2 hours, with a break included to ensure a pleasant journey. Giethoorn is beautiful in all seasons and contains a simple beauty that hardly seems real. Discover this as you glide gently through its small canals, passing old but pretty thatched-roof farmhouses. Your captain will serve as a guide throughout this 1-hour boat trip around town. Get to know everything about Giethoorn, with extra time after your boat trip to walk or bike along a narrow footpath, or to learn how to operate the ''whisper boat'', an electric-motor boat. In the evening, arrive back in Amsterdam's center with the rest of your night to look forward to.

From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Giethoorn with Lunch

2. 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 Day Trip to Giethoorn and Lelystad

3. 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

4. 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: Keukenhof Gardens and Giethoorn Tour

5. 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

Perfect. The tour is well organized. The guide is very nice. The clog making show and chess factory is very interesting. The scenery is very beautiful. I and my wife spent a great day. Highly recommended.

A wonderful women-owned business! Cherry and her team did an amazing job at making all of us feel comfortable and welcome during the Giethoorn tour. I would absolutely book with them again.

Our guide was fantastic. Friendly, helpful and kind. He also knew a lot about the town’s history. There are no words to describe Giethoorn, it is definitely a fairytale!

Cherry was great. The pace was ok and the sights I think were a highlight of the things we need to see. She was informative on the history of the places we went to.

Small group, longer periods in vehicle to get from Zaanse to Giethoorn but worth it.