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From Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Zaanse Schans Day Tour with Boat

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Activity provider: Cherry Travel & Tours

From Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Zaanse Schans Day Tour with Boat

Activity provider: Cherry Travel & Tours
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From US$ 124.03 per person

Discover the 18th-century lifestyle in Zaanse Schans and cruise around the idyllic canal village of Giethoorn by electric boat on this trip from Amsterdam. Experience driving the boat yourself.

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  • 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
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Your experience begins as your guide meets you near Amsterdam's Central Station, 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. Next, head to the unique Dutch village of Giethoorn, heading further north out of Amsterdam. As you travel, listen to learn about the history and significant elements in the Giethoorn region. The journey will take roughly 2 hours, with a break included to ensure a pleasant journey. Giethoorn is beautiful in all seasons and contains a simple beauty that hardly seems real. Discover this as you glide gently through its small canals, passing old but pretty thatched-roof farmhouses. Your captain will serve as a guide throughout this 1-hour boat trip around town. Get to know everything about Giethoorn, with extra time after your boat trip to walk or bike along a narrow footpath, or to learn how to operate the ''whisper boat'', an electric-motor boat. In the evening, arrive back in Amsterdam's center with the rest of your night to look forward to.

  • 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

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the main entrance of Hotel NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace.

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4.7 /5

based on 35 reviews

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1) Not enough time in Zaanse Schans, a little too much free time in Giethoorn. It will be perfect if +30 mins in Zaanse Schans and -30 mins in Giethoorn. 2) The tour has a partnered lunch stop (Hollands Venetië Giethoorn), which is the lowlight for the tour. You can read about my 1-star review of this place in google. This lunch stop should be scrapped from the itinerary. You could just bring us to Giethoorn and let us find food during our personal free time.

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June 27, 2022

This is the only day tour I found that combined Zaanse Schans and Giethoorn...the best "typical" dutch sights when you have limited time. Cherry was a great tour guide!

June 28, 2022


July 2, 2022

Product ID: 182993