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Giethoorn Day Trip from Amsterdam

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In this 9-hour tour, you enjoy a personal service by our friendly and professional guide, travelling in small group from a few people to 25 max. You will discover Giethoorn, one of the most romantic Dutch villages named 'Venice of The Netherlands'. Admire the flowers, trees, birds, cute little wooden bridges, boats and for sure canals. The village has no main roads, so you will enjoy a boat trip cruising around the village with your local tour guide from Giethoorn, who will tell you everything about this village: its history, and how people live there. Giethoorn is your destination whether you’re a couple looking for a romantic day or a weekend, a family with kids who are in love with nature, or a single traveler that wants to visit a unique place.
  • Explore paths, trails, and canals in the car-free village of Giethoorn
  • Learn Giethoorn’s history and culture from your guide
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise through the village’s waterways
  • Travel the distance with ease, with round-trip transport from Amsterdam
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Amsterdam and board your vehicle, which sets off to explore the quaint village of Giethoorn. On arrival, park on the village outskirts and walk into the entirely car-free city center. Stroll the streets, paths, and trails with your guide, noting the houses’ thatched-roofs and well-kept lawns. A walk to the canal banks reveals punters as they sail by. Next, board a boat and cruise through the waterways, passing farmhouses, gardens, and wooden bridges, while gaining insight into the history of Giethoorn. After the boat tour, choose to have lunch organized by your guide (own expense), or disembark for some independent exploration. Peruse the local shops, explore more walkways, and immerse yourself in the village’s ambiance. At the end of your visit, relax on the drive back. Your tour concludes at the original departure point.
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Departure Point
Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam, Damrak 1-5, 1012 LG Amsterdam, Netherlands
Departure Time
10:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport by private minivan or coach
  • Professional driver and friendly guide
  • 1-Hour boat trip cruising around canals in Giethoorn
  • Entry/Admission - Cherry Travel & Tours
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel and Airport pickup (may be available at additional cost)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so looking forward to this trip. Was disappointed with the vehicle and driver. Old beat up van and couldn’t understand the driver. It was 2 hrs each way. The boat we rode in was okay. The “captain” was informative. Had some free time...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Carleen V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Giethoorn is a beautiful , small village. just pleasant to walk and enjoy scene-interesting houses,small bridges....

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gggas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went solo to giethorn and zaanse schans with said as a tour guide. The trip was amazing coz we have small group only. Said was very knowledgable, he keep on telling us the history of dutch people and the places we went. He was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Farahmedina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

overall its a nice little village to explore. the shopping was ok, we went to Fratelli's Italian restaurant on our free time for lunch. The trip is pretty long, you drive for about 1-2 hours then take the canal boat around the village. the boat...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mindy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great host and very informative on way out. Lovely town. Great canal boat trip around town. 2 hours to walk around and enjoy the peace and tranquility. Great restaurants yummy apple pie. A trip worth doing especially on a nice sunny day

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Denisedroste
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2 October 2019|
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Response from CherryTravelTours | Property representative |
Hello! I don't suggest you to take public transport as it takes 3.5 hours one way and a couple of transit with train and bus, with kids is inconvenient. Joining the tour is more enjoyable. Depends on number of participants... More
Ellie B
29 June 2019|
Response from NewOrleansTravelBug | Reviewed this property |
That I cannot answer. As far as I know the trip is available everyday. It is summer and maybe the trip on Saturday is booked to capacity. If you are in Amsterdam you can go to the counter in the central train station for... More
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