Giethoorn
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Our most recommended Giethoorn Private Experiences

  • Private Tour to the Zaanse Schans Windmills and Giethoorn

    1. 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...

  • Giethoorn: Private Day Trip with Boat Tour from Amsterdam

    2. 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.

    It was a great day with our guide Peter! He is really knowledgeable about Giethoorn and the Netherlands in general. This tour is a must do for anyone visiting the Netherlands. Thank you Peter!

  • Giethoorn Sightseeing Tour from Amsterdam

    3. Giethoorn Sightseeing Tour from Amsterdam

    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 are transferred back to Amsterdam.

    The tour was good, they even asked what time me and my wife wanted to be pick up so we can reschedule to the later hour. The Driver and also the tour guide during the trip (Amit) was nice and polite. He pick me up using MB V-class. The car was clean and comfortable. Otw back home, I accidently left my phone in his car. I called the tour office and my phone was delivered back to me by Amit. The Boat tour was ok, only 4 people on board. Thank you

  • Superluxury Giethoorn (Venice of the North) Private Tour

    4. 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. ...

  • From Amsterdam: Private Giethoorn Tour by Car

    5. 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.

  • Private Day Trip to Giethoorn and the Afsluitdijk

    6. 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.

  • Orchid Farm and Giethoorn: Full-Day Tour

    7. Orchid Farm and Giethoorn: Full-Day Tour

    Make your way to the province of Overijssel, home to the Orchideeenhoeve and picturesque Giethoorn. Watch the landscape of the Netherlands’ newest province Flevoland pass by, which was built on reclaimed land, as your guide shares interesting information about the Netherlands. Upon arrival at the Orchid Farm, your guide will set up a meeting point and time for later. Explore the park at your own pace. Let yourself be enchanted by the exceptional flowers and plants, and surround yourself with more than 2,000 fuchsias, begonias, geraniums, and busy Lizzies in the fairytale SkyFlora Garden. Here, the flowers form an endless cloud above your head.

    Search for butterflies, caterpillars, and chrysalises in Butterfly Valley with a wildlife guide. Hear all about their life span, life cycle, feeding habits, camouflage, and the most eye-catching butterflies. Meet with your guide for th...

  • From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to Giethoorn and Lelystad

    8. From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to Giethoorn and Lelystad

    Get picked up at your hotel in Amsterdam and travel to Lelystad and Giethoorn with your personal guide. Lelystad is a unique city where will see the reconstruction of the famous VOC-ship Batavia which lies in the Batavia harbor where you can see dozens of old historic ships. Lelystad is also known for its unique architecture. You can see the Zilverparkkade and the Agoratheater. Then explore Giethoorn, the Venice of the Netherlands, a must-see when visiting the Netherlands. 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. At the end of the day, your guide will drive you back to your hotel.

  • From Amsterdam: Private Sightseeing Tour to Giethoorn

    9. 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

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

The tour was good, they even asked what time me and my wife wanted to be pick up so we can reschedule to the later hour. The Driver and also the tour guide during the trip (Amit) was nice and polite. He pick me up using MB V-class. The car was clean and comfortable. Otw back home, I accidently left my phone in his car. I called the tour office and my phone was delivered back to me by Amit. The Boat tour was ok, only 4 people on board. Thank you

Everything about the tour was wonderful. Our guide customized this tour so we could also see the Afsluitdijk. We can really recommend this to anyone! We were very impressed by how the Dutch deal with water. Our guide had so much knowledge and was really accommodating. I can’t say enough. Probably one of the best tours we have taken.

It was a great day with our guide Peter! He is really knowledgeable about Giethoorn and the Netherlands in general. This tour is a must do for anyone visiting the Netherlands. Thank you Peter!

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