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Giethoorn Daytrip from Amsterdam With Boat Cruise

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Giethoorn Daytrip from Amsterdam With Boat Cruise

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icon7 to 8 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Escape the bustling city and discover the car-free village of Giethoorn on a day trip from Amsterdam. Gain insight into the wetland from your guide as you drive past polders and dams, then board a cruise vessel to admire Giethoorn’s farmhouses, canals, and bridges from a traditional perspective. Enjoy hassle-free transfer to the outlying location with round-trip transport from central Amsterdam.
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the capital
  • Forget the guidebook with insights provided by your guide
  • Avoid hidden costs with a canal cruise included in the price
  • Relax with round-trip transfer from a central Amsterdam location
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1-hour boat cruise
Professional guide
Bottled water
Gratuities
Optional lunch break (at own cost)
Hotel NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace , Prins Hendrikkade 59-72, 1012 AD Amsterdam, Netherlands

In front off the Barbizon Hotel you will meet your guide

11:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult .
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Dutchtrips
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "We are so happy we choose this tour, and it is worth the fee." See review
  • "Easy to communicate and highly recommended for whoever want to visit Giethoor and Amsterdam" See review

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star-5
Fairytale village.
Kim_H
, Jun 2022
We had an amazing guide. Rash is was the absolute best. Giethoorn was everything we hoped it would be and more. Definitely check it out if you have the chance.
star-4
A place filled with peace and happiness.
LynLyn_P
, Jun 2022
This place is very scenic and peaceful. There are many restaurants and cafes. A good place for pictures too. The tour guide Ibrahim and his co guide Michael is very nice and friendly. I lost my ipad in the toilet and our team member passit to Ibrahim and he kept it for me. Thanks to them.
star-5
A great place to tour
John_B
, Jun 2022
Giethoorn is a must for anyone visiting the Netherlands. My wife wants to retire there now after touring it. Ibrahim was a great tour guide and we learned so much about the Netherlands from him. It was great to do the boat tour first before doing the walking tour because the boat tour gives you a great orientation.
star-3
The tour guides were very...
Brenda_B
, Jun 2022
The tour guides were very nice. The tour guide on a ride to the location didn’t really have much to say about the things we’ve passed on our way there. Guide at the location was very nice and didn’t know about the area. It’s just that there was not too much to see. A bit slow but kind of relaxing.
star-5
Funny and knowledgeable guide
Renata_C
, Jun 2022
Saeed was knowledgeable and super funny. We thought the ride would be long and boring but we were laughing all the time and we learned a lot of new things :)
star-4
Day trip to Giethoorn
Deanne_B
, Jun 2022
The visit to Giethoorn was lovely. The day was beautiful and the town and its people were kind and welcoming. Our guides did a good job discussing the history of The Netherlands, and were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. All in all a nice day.
star-4
A unique and beautiful village
angiehughes10
, May 2022
The canal trip Beautiful venue Weather not brilliant but the scenery was fantastic Friendly, pleasant drivers but mini van a little cramped at the front hence the 4 stars
star-2
Would not recommend.
Michael_J
, May 2022
Did not find this tour memorable nor worth the $100 pp fee. Mimi an driver provided very limited information nor prepared remarks about history and culture of what we were seeing. Plus we were seated in the back and without a microphone we had trouble hearing him. Canal trip was pleasant with interesting sights. Totally a super tourist driven excursion with limited value.
star-4
Picture-perfect destination!
ClaireLouise_P
, May 2022
Beautiful village - very peaceful and extremely pretty. The journey was much longer than I had expected - it would have been useful to have known this beforehand. It took over 90 minutes to drive to the destination.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must-do refreshing trip!
Sonal_S
, May 2022
Syed was very humble and friendly and explained us the whole history of Ams/Giethroon, also have some fun facts! Giethroon is beautiful...it's shud be a must-visit when coming to Amsterdam. I had wonderful experience with this trip and would highly recommend others to also do!
star-5
Nice Tour. Great guides
Thomas_P
, May 2022
The tour guides were exceptional! We enjoyed the tour and the boat ride.We would certainly recommend this tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing tour
Soroosh_K
, May 2022
Saeed our guide was the best tour guide I have had so far. He planned everything very well. He was funny, friendly and very knowledgeable. I have learned a lot about the Netherlands history and He explained every single detail on the way. He was caring about every single one of us on the tour, making conversations with everyone and making sure everyone is doing fine. I absolutely recommend him. You would have an unforgettable day.
star-2
Not worth it.
Julie_M
, May 2022
Long ride in a van to a very crowded tourist site. When we arrived there wasn't a boat for us. Seemed poorly planned. The guide did not tell us much. On the boat, we were guided by a very young man who also didn't tell us much. Had some canned comments. The canals were jammed with boats. Restaurants overpriced and crowded. I'm not sure what the $200 euros got us.
star-5
Go to Giethoorn!
nyccitygirl1118
, May 2022
Guide was incredibly friendly and charming. Lots of interesting information on the way to Giethoorn and he kept things moving along. Giethoorn was lovely - a must see if you want to get out of Amsterdam for a few hours.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Highly recommend
Tracey_C
, May 2022
It was nice. Could've spent even more time. But it was lovely. In summer boat renting visitors will make it unenjoyable. Go in Spring or Fall.
star-5
Than you Mr. Saeed
Alanood_A
, May 2022
Saeed was an amazing guide. Gave us useful interesting information with a sense of humor! It was a fun enjoyable trip. Recommended!
star-5
Giothoorn was in my...
Hayat_D
, May 2022
Giothoorn was in my bucket list and I finally checked it ✅ it is worth it. I recommend the tour with Said. He is a nice, patient and professional guide.
star-4
Giethoorn
Bob_E
, May 2022
Loved visiting this village - the museum was great. The tour guides on both boat and overall were very good
star-4
Tour operator outstanding and thoughtful.
Nedf49
, May 2022
Said, Ibrahim and Rashid could not have been nicer or more accommodating to their guests and families. Giethoorn was a good way to see the countryside and tulip fields during the 1.5 hr trip . The. Town is small but the boat trip was relaxing and we had a nice dinner at Canale Grande. Excellent grilled salmon, good pizza etc. Snack and potty stop along the route too!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Excellent guide
Michael_K
, May 2022
Our guide Ibrahim was wonderful. Honestly, we enjoyed his commentary there and back more than Giethoorn itself. The town is small, the canal is crowded, and inspite of the cool weather was mosquito ridden, yes, even in April. Regardless, it's cute. We had time to explore and eat lunch.

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