From Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Enclosing Dike Full-Day Tour
- Skip the line
- Duration: 9 hours
Climb aboard an air-conditioned coach and travel through a typical Dutch landscape for 1.5 hours en route to the picturesque town of Giethoorn. Experience how the Dutch people live with, and on, the water upon arrival, and set off to explore on foot and by boat. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a town where cars are forbidden and little has changed over the centuries. Admire the many types of boats in the town, from gondolas to punters and flat-bottom vessels used as transportation on the canals. Cruise past the skillfully restored farmhouses on a 1-hour boat trip, and get some free time for lunch and to explore on your own. Get tips from your guide on what to see and where to eat. The tour will continue to the Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk), the 32 kilometer dike connecting the provinces of North Holland and Friesland. The Netherlands is famed the world over for the way it deals with water ...
It was a long drive but its worth the time I had spent in giethoorn the tour guide gave us like more than 3 hours to roamed around in the village.
Your full day on the countryside will start at the train station of Enkhuizen or if you wish to combine this tour with a visit to the Zuiderzee Holland Outdoor Museum; at the trainstation in Hoorn. Set off in a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this area of North Holland called West-Frisia. After meeting your personal guide at the train station in Enkhuizen, start exploring the highlights of this historic town, once an important harbor to the former United East India Company (VOC). The United East India Company is often referred as the world’s first multinational company, and was definitely the first to issue stocks. Essential to Holland’s establishment of its colonies in Asia, and to the subsequent spice trade, it was arguably the 1st ever mega corporation. Your guide will take you on a stroll around the 17th-century town centre. Go to the Snou...
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Excellent tour, the place is incredibly beautiful, the attention and dedication of the guide, Ivette is simply excellent, as well as Tom the bus driver. Very well explained, not only do you enjoy but you learn a lot. Highly recommended and congratulations to the tour collaborators.
Ian and Peter were our guides. It was a fun, engaging, attentive trip and it was not rushed in any way. We had ample time at all places to explore at our own pace.
Good tour, perhaps you could cut short the trip by an hour or even more after the boat trip in geithoorn. Otherwise very good.
The Giethoorn tour, passing through the closing dock, is highly recommended! The town is fairy tale! Worth knowing.
We really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was excellent. Very happy with this experience.