Giethoorn
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  • Giethoorn & the New Polders: Small Group Tour from Amsterdam

    1. Giethoorn & the New Polders: Small Group Tour from Amsterdam

    Take a day trip in a small group, from Amsterdam to visit polders, the Ijsselmeer, and a village known as the Venice of the North. Your day begins with a 1-hour drive to Enk¬huizen, a quaint 17th century port town on the shores of the former Zuiderzee, now known as the IJsselmeer. Take a short stroll in Enkhuizen to get an impression of the old town before crossing the IJssel¬meer on a 20-kilometer-long dike. You’ll continue on through the reclaimed land, known as polders, passing the new town of Lelystad, the capital of Flevoland. The highlight of the full-day tour is a visit to the village of Giethoorn. It is known as the Venice of the North as canals serve as the streets of the village, and access is by boat only. You’ll enjoy a 1-hour boat ride through this lovely village, admiring the beautifully restored farm houses along the canals. There will also be some time to wander around...

    It was a great tour for us and we enjoy it. We learnt a lot about the history and culture, ... from our kind tour leader. She was great. The only negative point was the ftee time in Giethoorn that was 1:15. For a amazing place like there this time wasn't enough and I prefer to cancel other visiting on the way and just focus on this beautiful village

  • Private Tour to the Zaanse Schans Windmills and Giethoorn

    2. Private Tour to the Zaanse Schans Windmills and Giethoorn

    Start your tour with a convenient, pickup service from your accommodation. After being picked up from Amsterdam 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 will visit the Zaanse Schans. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh bread, or take a look at the warehouse where clogs are made. You should be sure not to miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry, and the various windmills. The Zaanse Schans is a unique part of the Nethe...

  • Superluxury Giethoorn (Venice of the North) Private Tour

    3. Superluxury Giethoorn (Venice of the North) Private Tour

    Giethoorn can only be accessed by boat and therefore has a tranquility due to the absence of roads and cars. This picturesque village located in the north of the country consists of islands that are connected by approximately 180 bridges. Its beautiful canals, picturesque wooden bridges, and farmhouses with centuries-old thatched roofs will give you a unique fairy-tale vibe. Enjoy a canal cruise to experience the peace, tranquility, and natural beauty of this magical village. Giethoorn is also known for its excellent restaurants, where you’ll be able to have lunch (at own expense) and take some free time to explore Giethoorn by yourself. Then, take in the fairy-tale charms of Hasselt by foot - the most intimate way to get to know one of Holland's most delightful riverside towns. You will walk directly into the Old Town, following its cobblestone streets and passing by medieval houses. ...

  • Private Day Trip to Giethoorn and the Afsluitdijk

    4. 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.

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What people are saying about Giethoorn

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 143 reviews

We had a great time!! The driver/tour guide made it extra special. One of the best tours I've ever been... Every stop was beautiful and we had enough time to go around and see everything with no rush. Our guide educated us a bit about the country, history & fun facts. He also talked about the villages we stopped and even places we drove-by. HIGHLY recommended...

It was a great tour for us and we enjoy it. We learnt a lot about the history and culture, ... from our kind tour leader. She was great. The only negative point was the ftee time in Giethoorn that was 1:15. For a amazing place like there this time wasn't enough and I prefer to cancel other visiting on the way and just focus on this beautiful village

I love it.It was very good time for me here.My guide Mosas he is proficient. He gave us a lot of knowledge about Amstredam which is i never heard before.We are on time.All the point view was so beautiful.

All very nice, the only inconvenience was a bus accident on the way back. He forced us to independently return to the hotel. But GetYourGuide refunded us part of the ticket price.

Amazing place and very informative guide, highly recommended!