Guided tour

From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Giethoorn by Bus and Boat

From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Giethoorn by Bus and Boat

From US$ 111.79 per person

Discover a Dutch village only accessible by boat on a day trip to Giethoorn from Amsterdam. Experience the "Venice of the Netherlands" where there are no roads and all transport is on the water of the many canals. See the unique thatch-roof cottages.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


5 hours
  • Amsterdam

  • 2 hours
  • Giethoorn

  • Boat cruise

  • Free time

  • Lunch

    • Optional
    • Optional
  • 2 hours
  • Amsterdam

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • Travel the small canals of Giethoorn on a guided, English-language boat trip
  • Soak up the peaceful atmosphere of a village of only 2,600 inhabitants
  • Stroll around Giethoorn on foot or by bike and experience the natural lifestyle
Full description
Depart Amsterdam and travel to the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Known as the "Venice of the Netherlands," the village is notable for its many canals and complete lack of roads. Upon arrival, explore the fairytale village, where only 2,800 people live, on a 1-hour guided boat tour in English. Experience the idyllic scenery from a unique perspective on a leisurely trip through the canals. Watch people punt the traditional flat-bottom boats over the canals as you go. Although most transport in the village is by water, there is also now a cycling path. Explore the beautifully-preserved village by bike or on foot, and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover more than 150 bridges, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village. 
  • 1-hour guided boat trip in English
  • Tour by coach or van
  • Live guide
  • Sightseeing attractions not specified
  • Small boat/bike rental
  • Tip/gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pick up (at extra cost and subject to request and availability)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Children under 2 years old go free.
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4.7 /5

based on 422 reviews

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Walking around was the best part. Be aware of tourist driving boats themselves. They crash a lot. Tour guide was lovely. He made my day very special. I told him it was my birthday and he organised a little cake for me and the group wished me happy birthday. It was very sweet.

October 13, 2019

Giethoorn is amazing!! You have to go and see it. It’s like something out of a dream. The only negative is that i feel you get to experience too little time in this amazing village, and the initial ride on the 1st boat really takes away from the experience. The should give people the option of going with the group or alone to explore. Cause you loose precious time while you’re waiting for others.

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August 6, 2019

Very recommended for people who speak Chinese. Our tour guide, Alex, is such a great tour guide! He is very informative and humorous and can speak English, Chinese, German and Dutch. There are 6 people in our group. Some speak English and my mother and grandmother only speak Chinese so he explained us both in English and Chinese that is very patient and considerate. We took a 8 people mini van to Giethroon. All the journey is perfect and the view in Giethroon is amazing! All my family love it!

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July 1, 2019

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