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Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans and Giethoorn Day Tour

4.8 / 5

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Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans and Giethoorn Day Tour

From $139.69 per person

Explore two sightseeing attractions outside Amsterdam. Begin with a visit to Zaanse Schans, which is filled with the atmosphere of 18th/19th-century Holland, before visiting the idyllic canal village of Giethoorn for a boat ride through its canals.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese
Pickup included
Please provide the address of your hotel, and wait in the lobby or main entrance for pickup.

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the traditional lifestyle of Zaanse Schans and fairy-tale atmosphere of Giethoorn in one day
  • Cruise around the canals of Giethoorn
  • Learn about Dutch culture
Full description
Your experience begins as your guide meets you at the pickup point from where you travel to the typical Dutch windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Zaanse Schans is an open-air museum complete with a cheese farm, clog factory, diamond museum, bakery museum, and Kuiperij, where barrels were made to transport goods, green timber houses, traditional crafts, and windmills. Following noon, be transferred to the unique Dutch village of Giethoorn, heading further north out of Amsterdam. As you travel, listen to nice stories including the history and significant elements in the region of Giethoorn throughout the roughly 2-hour bus ride, with a break included to ensure a pleasant journey. Giethoorn is beautiful in all seasons, and contains a simple beauty which hardly seems real. Discover this as you glide gently through its small canals, passing old but pretty thatched-roof farmhouses. Throughout this 1-hour boat trip around town, be accompanied by a local guide who also doubles as your captain. Get to know everything about Giethoorn throughout your boat trip, with extra time included to walk along a narrow footpath by foot or by bike, or to learn how to operate the ''whisper boat'', an electric-motor boat. In the evening, arrive back to Amsterdam's center with the rest of your night to look forward to.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Tour coach or van
  • 1-Hour guided boat trip
  • Entrance fees for attractions not mentioned in the description
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up (subject to availability at extra cost)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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  • The tour consists of 8 people maximum due to the pandemic, with the same price. Enjoy more for less.
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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It was a nice day trip. The pickup at the hotel went smoothly and no need to worry about renting a boat once we get there. We also got to ride on one of the smaller electric powered boats instead of the large ones, so we all get the opportunity to drive it around Giethoorn. Zaanse Schans was also a very beautiful location. If you are interested in a day trip to Giethoorn but are not driving, this might be a nice option for you but if you are serious about photography or kayaking, planning to spend a night there might be nice as well.

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August 2, 2021

The trip was awesome. We are thankful to our guide Cherry. She told us interesting stories, even took photo of our family. We had an opportunity to drive the boat. We recommend Cherry and this one day trip.

August 26, 2021

August 20, 2021

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