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clock-o7.5 to 9 hrs (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Visit the picturesque town of Giethoorn on a full-day tour from Amsterdam. Take a boat ride through ‘Dutch Venice’, where you'll have free time to  explore, then climb a dike for views of lakes and polders, or reclaimed land. See, too, Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk) is a 20-mile (32-km) long dike connecting the provinces of North Holland and Friesland. Plus, you'll receive a pass for a 1-hour canal cruise, to enjoy at any time during your stay. The tour to Giethoorn is 7.5 hours during winter months and 9 hours during summer, when a visit to the Enclosing Dike is included as well.
  • Full-day trip to Giethoorn from Amsterdam
  • Tour the "Dutch Venice" by boat
  • See the Netherlands at their most historic
  • Enjoy some free time and lunch on your own (at own expense)
  • Pickup and drop-off in central Amsterdam
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Make your way to a centrally-located meeting point in Amsterdam for 9:30am departure, then begin the 1.5-hour trip to Giethoorn in a comfortable vehicle. Upon arrival in the car-free town, transfer into a boat for a 1-hour tour of Giethoorn’s waterways, where restored farmhouses sit on carefully-tended plots at the edge of the water.

Following the boat tour, you’ll have some free time to explore on your own or eat lunch in one of Giethoorn’s cafes—lunch is not included in this tour, but the guide can help you find the perfect place to eat. Meet back up for the trip to the Enclosing Dike (Ijsselmeer), one of the largest lakes in Western Europe, where you’ll have views of water and reclaimed land, the polders that Dutch people have drained and farmed for centuries.

Benefit from a free 1-hour Amsterdam canal cruise ticket per person (worth €16) as a bonus to use in the city at any time during your stay.

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C
, Oct 2018

History of Enclosing Dike interesting. Boat ride was not good. 81 people were crammed into 2 boats. We were seated with out backs facing the front with a window and a wood pillar blocking my bride for one hour. Uncomfortable to have people sitting so close on back bench with occasional bumpimg if we tried to turn to see. Exploring the islandWas good, ice creamGood, prices in shops good.

K
, Sep 2018

Wr really enjoyed our trip to this georgous little village, this trip is a must to anyone visiting Amsterdam!

D
, Jul 2018

Beautiful place, quiet and unspoilt!Well worth the trip. Food at the Italian restuarant not good but otherwise amazing. Tour guide was noce.

D
, Jul 2018

Beautiful little town. We enjoyed the boat tour. Then we had three more hours to walk around and look at the same thing. I would not recommend this trip.

s
, Jul 2018

I enjoyed this day trip- gave some variety to my Amsterdam trip and even though I love the hustle and bustle of a city, this was a nice change. The village was very interesting and I enjoyed the boat ride. Compared to other tours I found this one very relaxing and not rushed at all. The bus ride is not long and we had plenty of free time to explore Giethoorn, Also, often on these tours there is no time to eat or you just grab something quick for lunch- not the case at all for this tour. We had plenty of time to have a nice lunch in a restaurant.

S
, Jul 2018

Beautiful paradise outside the city. Tour guide gives you more than 3 hours of free time with the opportunity of renting your own small boat and explore around the canals or biking.

v
, Jul 2018

We had an nice trip to Giethoorn. It is a pretty and picturesque location. We went for a boat ride as part of the tour, later we went on our own for a walk and had a leisurely lunch. A laid back and enjoyable day.

A
, Jul 2018

Fantastic tour. So beautiful and peaceful! Loved it and our tour guide was hilarious! Perfect amount of time as well not too long not too short
Thank you!

A
, Jul 2018

Great tour.

t
, Jun 2018

Gisthoorn was great And it was neat to see the cute village of Giethoorn by boat but we feel the tour operator Lindbergh stretched it into a full day to charge more. We spent 4 hours or more in a bus looking at nothing but flat farm fields to see the inland sea dike. There was nothing to see??? Also we had too much free time in the tiny village to shop or eat lunch. This tour needs to be 5-6 hours. Drive to Giethoorn, take boat ride, 1-2 hours free time return to Amsterdam. Tour guide was fine, boat guide was good and enjoyed the village for 1 1/2 hours.


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