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From Amsterdam: Private Giethoorn Tour by Car

From Amsterdam: Private Giethoorn Tour by Car

Activity provider: Private Day Tour Amsterdam

From US$ 258.28 per person

Travel from Amsterdam to Giethoorn in the comfort of a private, luxury car driven by a professional driver/guide. Visit many of Giethoorns historical and social landmarks and find out why people refer to it as the Venice of the North.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English, German
Pickup included
Pick-up at your accommodation in and around Amsterdam, the airport, or the cruise ship pier.
Private group


  • Relax in your private vehicle
  • Travel in style from Amsterdam to Giethoorn
  • Visit these picturesque villages located in the north
  • Take in the fairytale charms of Hasselt on foot
  • Drive through typical Dutch polder landscape
Full description
Start your tour with pickup from your accommodation in Amsterdam. The tour itinerary is flexible and designed to maximize your enjoyment in Giethoorn. Once you have got to know your driver and discussed your itinerary for the day, board your luxury, air-conditioned vehicle and set off on your adventure.   The 1.5-hour drive to the picturesque village of Giethoorn will pass through the typically Dutch polder landscape. The village center is car-free and the only way to get around is by boat or by foot. During a short walking tour, your guide will point out some highlights of Giethoorn and you’ll enjoy a 1-hour canal cruise. You’ll have time to stop for lunch in town (at your own expense). After visiting Giethoorn, drive through the countryside to Hasselt, a storybook village untouched by tourism. Wander through the old town’s cobblestoned streets and learn about the city’s history. Take in the fairytale charms of Hasselt by foot, the most intimate way to get to know one of Holland’s most delightful riverside towns. Walk along the atmospheric canals and down narrow streets. Discover why Hasselt is known as small Amsterdam, then finish your day with a relaxing trip back to your accommodation in Amsterdam. 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Amsterdam
  • Transportation by comfortable car
  • Walking tour of Giethoorn
  • 1-hour canal cruise
  • Walking tour of Hasselt
  • Meals and beverages

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Important information

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  • Bringing your own food and beverages is recommended
  • It is recommended that you do not book another engagement too close to the finishing time of this tour as traffic can sometimes cause delays
  •  Participants must be 7 years or older
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 9 reviews

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An experience of a lifetime!

While everyone knows Venice, very few have heard of Giethoorn - a small village in Netherlands which has no roads. This pristine village is probably the closest backdrop to the fairy tales that we have often read/heard in our childhood. Apart from the picturesque location, we were also impressed by our tour guide Steven, who was very friendly and had a great sense of humor. We enjoyed his titbits about the area and the local culture (something that cannot be found on the internet). Overall, an amazing experience!

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May 21, 2019

We were really impressed by Steven, our guide for this private Giethoorn tour! Nice drive from Amsterdam city to Giethoorn with Steven’s detailed introduction on the attractions. Boat trip was nice and relaxing, and it’s a wonderful way to explore this beautiful village. Lunch at a local cafe was another great point to mention. We got to experience yummy Dutch food and the Genievre! This day tour is Really worth it!

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May 15, 2019

After all private tour is comfortable and fun

The guide and driver Steven was very helpful. We had you pick up at the hotel on time and enjoyed the whole journey smoothly and flexibly. I was sorry that it was cloudy and chilly until near evening, but I could still feel the beauty of the Giethoorn winter scenery by boat or on foot. After that, the quiet appearance of the old Hanseatic city of Hasselt and the lunch of local food at the cafe were also delicious. It was a good memory to be trapped in a Protestant church in the center of the city, or to visit the windmills on the outskirts of the city and climb up a number of steep ladders to the top floor inside. When I was on the move, I was able to answer a lot of questions and find out that it wasn't covered in a guidebook about the Netherlands. After all, such a rich experience is something that can only be enjoyed on a private tour. It costs a bit, but it's worth it.

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March 26, 2019

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