Escape the bustling city and discover the car-free village of Giethoorn on a day trip from Amsterdam. Gain insight into the wetland from your guide as you drive past polders and dams, then board a cruise vessel to admire Giethoorn’s farmhouses, canals, and bridges from a traditional perspective. Enjoy hassle-free transfer to the outlying location with round-trip transport from central Amsterdam.
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the capital
Forget the guidebook with insights provided by your guide
Avoid hidden costs with a canal cruise included in the price
Relax with round-trip transfer from a central Amsterdam location
The trip was very well organized and executed. Thanks to the operator Mr. Said who made every one of us feels special. The scenery is exquisite. I highly recommend this trip to appreciate what an environmentally pristine environment looks like.
Giethoorn - One of the most beautiful place on the earth
, Jul 2019
Have never seen such a pretty place ever. Everything looks like picture postcard. Would highly recommend to hire a boat and cruise on your own at leisure. The boats are easily available. Multiple eating options are available. If you want to reboot your mind, hire a cottage for 7 days which are available.
The tour guide could have made the commentary interesting. Also didn't like her pushing to eat at her recommended place when there are so many options. Would like her to learn how to make the trip to such a nice place more interesting.
Thank you so much for your detailed commentary, indeed Giethoorn is a magical place! We hope to meet you again on one of our other tours, for example to the Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken.
We were in a small group of 20-25 pax. Our tour guide Sayid was very friendly, helpful and funny! His english was good and he was so accommodating. He made sure everyone in the tour group was comfortable and helped us with any of our special requests. His attention and extra effort was much appreciated. The tour itself was worth it, it wasn't super tiring, the free time was also enough to enjoy the Giethoorn by ourselves. Good value :)
We didn’t want to waste time on trains and buses so decided to go for the tour, and it was worth it.
It was very flexible. We had as much time in the village as we wanted.
Our tour guide Mike was great, - very knowledgeable, answered all our questions.
This was a wonderful small group (6) tour to the lovely village of Giethoorn. Our driver/guide was very knowledgeable and provided lots of information about the area. He commandeered a small boat for the 7 of us to tour the canals of Giethoorn. We were given lots of time to then wander around on foot and have lunch. It was a very cute village but being early May I was a bit disappointed there weren't more flowers to make the village look more like the advertising pictures. All in all a good day trip.
We are very happy to hear that you’ve enjoyed your tour to Giethoorn with Dutchtrips so much. It’s true that the flowers bloom late May but sometimes depending on the weather they show up a little earlier or late. Thank you for trusting Dutchtrips, we hope to see you sometime again. Warm regards, Irene Charlotte Meyer
Mika is a great guide keeping the tour cheerful, well informed & offering with his apt recommendations on food giving enough freedom to visitors do see their way to enjoy scenic settings of this tiny town !
Dear visitor! Great to hear you are so satisfied with the our tour to Giethoorn! And yes I am proud to have such a multi talented versatile guide with us!
Thank you for your comments, hope to see you again on one of our other tours!
All the best,
Irene Charlotte Meyer
Our guide Aku provided a fantastic experience for us on this trip.
Although the bus was a little late (bad traffic was to blame) the tour was a really memorable experience.
We loved Aku's stories, songs, and the day was very enjoyable indeed!
Tour members were picked up at different points, causing some delay with departure.
The minibus was very cold going to and returning from Giethoorn. It is quite a long trip, and the guide indicated once that we were below sea level. Apart from that, there was no information given on the countryside, the crops we saw, or anything else.
Once there, the boat trip was informative and interesting.
We waited very long for one tour member to return to the van. She was not going back to Amsterdam with the tour but staying behind in Giethoorn. The guide and his friend kept us waiting for her, as she had promised him a tip.
We eventually drove back to Amsterdam, once again with no commentary.
I would not recommend this daytrip from Amsterdam.
I am so sorry to hear about this unfortunate experience, we usually have well trained and professional guides. Also all trips are commented , during the ride and visit to the destinations. Thank you for this useful informatio.
Irene Charlotte Meyer