Day trip

Amsterdam: Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Small Group Day Tour

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19 reviews

Amsterdam: Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Small Group Day Tour

Activity provider: Cherry Travel & Tours
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From US$ 123.90 per person

Explore two sightseeing attractions outside Amsterdam. Begin with a visit to Zaanse Schans, which is filled with the atmosphere of 18th/19th-century Holland, before visiting the idyllic canal village of Giethoorn for a boat ride through its canals.

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Duration 9 hours
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English, Chinese

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description

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. Following noon, be transferred to the unique Dutch village of Giethoorn, heading further north out of Amsterdam. As you travel, listen to nice stories including the history and significant elements in the region of Giethoorn throughout the roughly 2-hour bus ride, with a break included to ensure a pleasant journey. Giethoorn is beautiful in all seasons, and contains a simple beauty which hardly seems real. Discover this as you glide gently through its small canals, passing old but pretty thatched-roof farmhouses. Throughout this 1-hour boat trip around town, be accompanied by a local guide who also doubles as your captain. Get to know everything about Giethoorn throughout your boat trip, with extra time included to walk along a narrow footpath by foot or by bike, or to learn how to operate the ''whisper boat'', an electric-motor boat. In the evening, arrive back to Amsterdam's center with the rest of your night to look forward to.

Includes
  • 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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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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It was a nice day trip. The pickup at the hotel went smoothly and no need to worry about renting a boat once we get there. We also got to ride on one of the smaller electric powered boats instead of the large ones, so we all get the opportunity to drive it around Giethoorn. Zaanse Schans was also a very beautiful location. If you are interested in a day trip to Giethoorn but are not driving, this might be a nice option for you but if you are serious about photography or kayaking, planning to spend a night there might be nice as well.

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August 2, 2021

May 10, 2022

Too many tourists and private boats! It was difficult to understand my guide due to his accent. I’m not a Chinese native but I did not appreciate his negative remarks on Chinese tourists

May 9, 2022

Product ID: 182993