Book and travel by October 28, 2018 and get a free 1-hour canal cruise!
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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.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Really enjoyed the tour. would have been better if the weather was warmer, but the rain did not stop us from enjoying the little village.
Definitely better to visit when everything is greener and the sun is up. Does really worth it to travel from Amsterdam to visit .The tour guide on the coach was very knowledgeable and gave everyone a lot of information .
I always prefer to have a TOUR guide as there is so much to learn from them .
Great tour and fun town. The boat tour was an issue, as they weren't expecting the number of people we had and we got stuck on the second tour. It was also too early to get lunch, so some of our free time was taken away or split up. But the captain was great. He was from the village and told a lot of history about the town. I'd definitely go again. Our whole family enjoyed it.