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Allow yourself to be seduced by "The Dutch Venice" with this excursion to the pastoral region of Giethoorn, where you'll pass through its famous canals in a delightful boat trip.

Allow yourself to be seduced by "The Dutch Venice" with this excursion to the pastoral region of Giethoorn, where you'll pass through its famous canals in a delightful boat trip.

Giethoorn Day Trip

At the indicated time, we'll depart from the center of Amsterdam towards the north of Holland. After a 2-hour bus ride, we'll arrive at the picturesque town of Giethoorn: a municipality that borders the Weerribben-Wieden National Park, one of the Netherland's most beautiful natural areas.

Having arrived at the outskirts of the town, we'll leave the bus to enjoy a trip by boat through the canals of Giethoorn. This means of transport is the only way to access the centre of the town, and during the crossing you'll have the opportunity to admire typical Dutch houses and the wooden bridges which allow you to cross from one canal bank to the other. 

We'll also learn about the history of Giethoorn, where the absence of motor vehicles is what gives this beautiful town its nickname: "The Dutch Venice." Having concluded the boat trip, you'll have time to have lunch in the town, a perfect opportunity to discover the gastronomy of the Netherlands. 

After eating, we'll get back on the bus to return to Amsterdam.

Changes in the itinerary

Due to weather conditions, the boat trip may be subject to changes. Also, temporarily, due to road improvement works, before arriving in Giethoorn we'll stop for 30 minutes at Afsluitdijk. Here you can admire this impressive dike that connects the provinces of North Holland and Friesland.

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Price

Adults Children 4-12 Children under 4
US$ 78.70
US$ 39.30
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 78.70
  • Children 4-12

    US$ 39.30
  • Children under 4

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

9 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Bus transfer

English–speaking guide

Boat trip through the canals of Giethoorn

Not included

Food and drinks

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Is it better to take the excurson during the week or on the weekend?

    A - It makes little difference, as it tends to be just as busy at the weekend and on weekdays.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

34 De Ruijterkade, in Amsterdam Central Station

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