From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Giethoorn by Bus and Boat
- Small group
- Duration: 9 hours
Depart Amsterdam and travel to the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Known as the "Venice of the Netherlands," the village is notable for its many canals and complete lack of roads. Upon arrival, explore the fairytale village, where only 2,800 people live, on a 1-hour guided boat tour in English. Experience the idyllic scenery from a unique perspective on a leisurely trip through the canals. Watch people punt the traditional flat-bottom boats over the canals as you go. Although most transport in the village is by water, there is also now a cycling path. Explore the beautifully-preserved village by bike or on foot, and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover more than 150 bridges, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village.
Friendly and well-informed guide. We would recommend this tour. It was good value-for-money. We are glad we went to Giethoorn this way - instead of our initial idea of going there alone by public transport.
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 ...
It was a long drive but its worth the time I had spent in giethoorn the tour guide gave us like more than 3 hours to roamed around in the village.
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The tour was great. Our guide Cherry was very good, during the trip he explained the history of Giethoorn to us, arrived on the spot he made us take a boat ride through the canals.
The Giethoorn tour, passing through the closing dock, is highly recommended! The town is fairy tale! Worth knowing.
A very beautiful experience, I would do it all again, with the same organizer.
nice experience .. very nice and knowledgeable guide. recommended
I love it and the guide was nice and gave us a lot of info