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Giethoorn Sightseeing cruises

Our most recommended Giethoorn Sightseeing cruises

Giethoorn: Village & National Park Canal Cruise with Drinks

1. Giethoorn: Village & National Park Canal Cruise with Drinks

Join a cruise on an e-boat through Giethoorn to experience the tranquility of the village, and peek into Weerribben-Wieden National Park from the water. Get the most out of your trip with a tour guide, and enjoy drinks included onboard. Board the electric boat and set off through the labyrinth of Giethoorn's canal system. Hear about the history and traditions of the mostly car-free village from your local skipper, and admire the idyllic scenery on the route. Then, cruise along the Weerribben-Wieden National Park to take in the serene natural surroundings. Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or lemonade as you sit back and discover the charming area.

Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Windmills & Giethoorn Private Tour

2. Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Windmills & Giethoorn Private Tour

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.  Enjoy a relaxing 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.  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. Admire the views of wooden houses, mills, barns, and workshops. Enjoy a cycling or sailing trip, browse the shops, or treat yourself at the pancake restaurant. After a day full of adventure and excitement, your driver will return you back to your accommodation for an evening of well-deserved rest.

Giethoorm & Exploring the North of The Netherlands Tour

3. Giethoorm & Exploring the North of The Netherlands Tour

Your private guide will drive you directly to the picturesque village of Giethoorn ( 75min ). The centre of the village is car-free so the only way to get around is by boat or on foot. Your guide will transform himself into your captain and welcome you on board a typical 'punter', a small Dutch flat bottomed boat designed to sail in shallow waters for a private one hour tour through Giethoorn. After you're back on dry land you'll join your guide for a short walking tour giving you another perspective on this picture perfect little village. After leaving Giethoorn you'll drive through the countryside to Hasselt, a storybook village off the beaten path. In Hasselt you'll wander with your guide through the old town’s cobblestone streets, learn about its history and why it's named 'Little Amsterdam'.

Giethoorn: Private Day Trip with Boat Tour from Amsterdam

4. Giethoorn: Private Day Trip with Boat Tour from Amsterdam

Start this tour from your hotel or any other desired location where you will be picked up by your personal guide and driver. From here, drive to the picturesque town of Giethoorn. You will embark on a private walking tour of Giethoorn where you will be shown all the sights. Explore the beautiful Dutch countryside and its many waterways and small farmhouses. After your private walking tour, set sail on a 1-hour boat tour of Giethoorn. This way you will be able to authentically explore the village as the only way to get around the center is by boat. Following your boat tour you will have the option to have some free time to explore the village yourself, take some pictures and visit the many small shops. Since it is a private tour the guide is very flexible and will customize the tour to your needs. After the visit of Giethoorn the guide will bring you back to your hotel in Amsterdam.

From Amsterdam: Private Tour to Giethoorn with Canal Cruise

5. From Amsterdam: Private Tour to Giethoorn with Canal Cruise

Explore Giethoorn, called the “Little Venice of the Netherlands”, on this 6-hour 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

Oh my gosh, this was the most amazing day trip from Amsterdam, I highly recommend it! Our guide, Cherry, was knowledgeable, kind, and full of information. The tour we booked, just to Giethoorn, was canceled and we were added to another tour that included Zaanse Schans to see a clog factory, cheese shop, and windmills. I highly recommend doing all of this. Watching a clog being made was super cool, tasting the cheese and learning how it is made was yummy, and the windmills made for some great photos. We then stopped for lunch at a restaurant just outside of Giethoorn. The food was Mediterranean and quite tasty, the servings were generous and the prices weren't bad. Once we arrived in Giethoorn we took a boat ride around the canals, the scenery was spectacular, I can't even begin to describe the fairytale aspects of this village. Once the boat ride was over we had plenty of time to explore the shops and get a treat. This tour was, in a word, fabulous!

We had a great day. Giethoon was very crowded so I would try to go on a weekday if possible. There was not enough participation for what we booked so they upgraded us to a stop at the windmills, cheese tasting and clog making demo also. It was well worth the extra time. There is a 1.5 hour ride to Giethoon from Amsterdam so be prepared for that. They went above and beyond for us to make another appointment and we really appreciated the assistance. Great tour company!

Bram was excellent as he shared his knowledge of the Dutch history and countryside with us. We had a lovely ride through the countryside as we made our way to Giethorn. He arranged a great canal and nature reserve boat tour for us. It was great to hear about his life in the Netherlands. We would definitely book another tour with Bramsterdam.

Trip was well organized and Cherry keeps track of everybody very well. The vans we took out there were pretty nice. Ildos drives a second van for Cherry and he's an outstanding guide and fun to talk to.

Perfect tour, excellent driver and tour guide - Yohan was very, very customer-centric.