Giethoorn has a nickname ‘Venice of Netherlands’. Giethoorn is one of the top and must-see attractions in The Netherlands, simply because of its natural beauty. It is so peaceful, so different and has such simple beauty that it hardly seems real. Cruising along small canals, passing 180 arch shaped bridges, seeing those old but pretty thatched-roof farmhouses. A day tour to remember!
We will explore the charming village by boat cruising around the fairyland!
Giethoorn has only 2,600 inhabitants. There are no main roads in the village centre, all transport is done by water over one of the many canals (but nowadays there is a cycling path). Venice has gondolas, Giethoorn has punters, traditional ‘whisper’ boats (with electric motors) that are used for transport over the canals.
We will take a guided boat trip, by walk or by bike to admire the beautifully preserved unique village built in the middle of a swampy area. Each farmhouse is actually built on a small man-made island and the access to the village centre is traditionally done by boat. We will take an English guided boat trip cruising around the village centre, experiencing the idyllic beauty of this amazing place. In order to fully enjoy, take some time to wander the narrow walking paths, explore the Giethoorn with more than 150 bridges and enjoy the beautiful and peaceful atmosphere.
***Departure DAILY from Amsterdam***
10.30 Pick up at Victoria Hotel (in front of Amsterdam Central Station) by our friendly guide and walk to bus together as there is construction in the area.
12.30 English guided boat trip (1 hour) cruising around the historic centre of Giethoorn
13.30 Group lunch (*special price). Optional for trying out local cuisine at a friendly hotel restaurant, which is part of travelling experience. (*at own cost)
14:30 Free time for your own activities, walking, biking or taking whisper boat experiencing the idyllic beauty of this amazing place.
16:30-17:00 Leave Giethoorn
18:30-19:00 Arrive Amsterdam Central Station
Price: €79 per person (Including private tour coach or van, friendly live guide, one hour English guided boat trip with live guide on board)
Excluding: Other sightseeing attractions, bike rental, tip/gratitude, travelling insurance, personal expenses.
Let’s discover the romantic Natural Beauty Giethoorn together!