Day trip

From Amsterdam: Giethoorn Day Trip by Bus and Electric Boat

Activity provider: Cherry Travel & Tours
Day trip

From Amsterdam: Giethoorn Day Trip by Bus and Electric Boat

Activity provider: Cherry Travel & Tours
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From US$ 116.31 per person

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Discover the village of Giethoorn, only accessible by boat or on foot, on a day trip by bus and electric boat. Explore the canals of the "Venice of the Netherlands" with its thatched-roof cottages.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese
Wheelchair accessible


4 hours
  • Amsterdam

  • 2 hours
  • Giethoorn

  • Boat cruise

  • Free time

  • Lunch

    • Optional
  • 2 hours
  • Amsterdam

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • Travel the small canals of Giethoorn on a guided, English-language boat trip
  • Soak up the peaceful atmosphere of a village of only 2,600 inhabitants
  • Stroll around Giethoorn on foot or by bike and experience the natural lifestyle
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Explore Giethoorn on a guided day tour from Amsterdam by bus and electric boat. Admire the charming canals and traditional homes as you cruise along the water. Wander along the narrow footpaths and bridges and get a sense of local life as you explore.

Depart Amsterdam and travel to the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands. Explore a village notable for its many canals and complete lack of roads. Upon arrival, explore the fairy-tale village, where only 2,700 people live, on a 1-hour guided boat tour in English. Experience the idyllic scenery from a unique perspective on a leisurely trip through the canals. Watch people punt the traditional flat-bottom boats over the canals as you go.

Although most transport in the village is by water, there is also now a cycling path. So, after your boat tour, explore the beautifully preserved village by bike or on foot.

See how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover more than 180 bridges, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village. 

  • Electric boat trip and experience driving your own boat
  • Tour by coach or minivan
  • Live guide
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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  • Customers with infant or kids need extra seats. Baby seats are necessary in the vehicle and these need to be provided by adults booking the tour
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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 454 reviews

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Oh my gosh, this was the most amazing day trip from Amsterdam, I highly recommend it! Our guide, Cherry, was knowledgeable, kind, and full of information. The tour we booked, just to Giethoorn, was canceled and we were added to another tour that included Zaanse Schans to see a clog factory, cheese shop, and windmills. I highly recommend doing all of this. Watching a clog being made was super cool, tasting the cheese and learning how it is made was yummy, and the windmills made for some great photos. We then stopped for lunch at a restaurant just outside of Giethoorn. The food was Mediterranean and quite tasty, the servings were generous and the prices weren't bad. Once we arrived in Giethoorn we took a boat ride around the canals, the scenery was spectacular, I can't even begin to describe the fairytale aspects of this village. Once the boat ride was over we had plenty of time to explore the shops and get a treat. This tour was, in a word, fabulous!

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March 22, 2023

We had a great day. Giethoon was very crowded so I would try to go on a weekday if possible. There was not enough participation for what we booked so they upgraded us to a stop at the windmills, cheese tasting and clog making demo also. It was well worth the extra time. There is a 1.5 hour ride to Giethoon from Amsterdam so be prepared for that. They went above and beyond for us to make another appointment and we really appreciated the assistance. Great tour company!

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March 22, 2023

It was a small group tour and very convenient compared to the larger group tour. (We had other trip purchase with GetYourGuide but it was so rushing. For this trip, the tour guide, Alex was very informative & friendly. I think to which company you end up with is very important to decide how good it is. We were with Cherry Travel & Tours.

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March 22, 2023

Product ID: 68743