Giethoorn
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  • From Amsterdam: Private Giethoorn Tour by Car

    1. From Amsterdam: Private Giethoorn Tour by Car

    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...

    Awesome experience, like a fairy-tale. This tour was a highlight of our 2-week trip through Europe. - Steve was a great guide.

  • From Amsterdam: Private Sightseeing Tour to Giethoorn

    2. From Amsterdam: Private Sightseeing Tour to Giethoorn

    Explore Giethoorn, called the “Little Venice of the Netherlands”, on this full-day 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.

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What people are saying about Giethoorn

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 365 reviews

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.

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!

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!

Very personal tour - tailored to our needs.

Awesome experience, like a fairy-tale. This tour was a highlight of our 2-week trip through Europe. - Steve was a great guide.

Top tour with a very nice guide, lots of information in a relaxed atmosphere