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From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Giethoorn by Bus and Boat

Product ID: 68743
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Discover a Dutch village only accessible by boat on a day trip to Giethoorn from Amsterdam. Experience the "Venice of the Netherlands" where there are no roads and all transport is on the water of the many canals. See the unique thatch-roof cottages.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
Chinese, English
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
Depart Amsterdam and travel to the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Known as the "Venice of the Netherlands," the village is notable for its many canals and complete lack of roads.

Upon arrival, explore the fairytale village, where only 2,800 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.

Explore the beautifully-preserved village by bike or on foot, and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover more than 150 bridges, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village. 
Includes
  • 1-hour guided boat trip in English
  • Tour by coach or van
  • Live guide
What’s Not Included
  • Sightseeing attractions not specified
  • Small boat/bike rental
  • Tip/gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pick up (at extra cost and subject to request and availability)

When you get there

Meeting point

Victoria Hotel Amsterdam, right opposite to Amsterdam Central Station. Address is Damrak 1-5, 1012 LG Amsterdam. You will then walk to the bus with your group.

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Know before you go
Children under 2 years old go free.