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From Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Zaanse Schans Day Tour with Boat

Activity provider: Cherry Travel & Tours

From Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Zaanse Schans Day Tour with Boat

Activity provider: Cherry Travel & Tours

From US$ 140.26 per person

Discover the 18th-century lifestyle in Zaanse Schans and cruise around the idyllic canal village of Giethoorn by electric boat on this trip from Amsterdam. Experience driving the boat yourself.

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Duration 9 hours
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English, Chinese

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the traditional lifestyle of Zaanse Schans and fairy-tale atmosphere of Giethoorn in one day
  • Cruise around the canals of Giethoorn
  • Learn about Dutch culture
Full description

Explore Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum in the Netherlands on a day tour from Amsterdam. See the cheese farm, clog factory, and more before a cruise tour through Giethoorn. You will pass through the small canals, beautiful houses, and cobbled stone lanes of the Dutch village.

Your experience begins as your guide meets you near Amsterdam's Central Station, from where you travel to the typical Dutch windmill village of Zaanse Schans.

Zaanse Schans is an open-air museum complete with a cheese farm, clog factory, diamond museum, bakery museum, and Kuiperij, where barrels were made to transport goods, green timber houses, traditional crafts, and windmills. Next, head to the unique Dutch village of Giethoorn, heading further north out of Amsterdam. As you travel, listen to learn about the history and significant elements in the Giethoorn region. The journey will take roughly 2 hours, with a break included ensuring a pleasant journey. Giethoorn is beautiful in all seasons and contains a simple beauty that hardly seems real. Discover this as you glide gently through its small canals, passing old but pretty thatched-roof farmhouses. Your captain will serve as a guide throughout this 1-hour boat trip around town. Get to know everything about Giethoorn, with extra time after your boat trip to walk or bike along a narrow footpath, or to learn how to operate the ''whisper boat'', an electric-motor boat. In the evening, arrive back in Amsterdam's center with the rest of your night to look forward to.

Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Tour coach or van
  • 1-Hour guided boat trip
  • Entrance fees for attractions not mentioned in the description
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch

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Meet in front of the main entrance of Hotel NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 143 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.5/5

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My husband & I would recommend this trip to absolutely everyone visiting, or even living in the Netherlands. Cherry is the most amazing guide. She’s an all-round special human being. Kind, friendly, thoughtful and gentle, yet confident in her approach to working with people. She is well informed & very knowledgeable beyond the 2 places visited. Her passion for travel is infectious. We were a small group of 7 - an ideal number. Cherry’s approach is so wonderful, you can’t help but feel like you’re among old friends. Even though it was low season & cold, the beauty and charm of these 2 places was in no way compromised. Cherry Travel(we booked through Get Your Guide) is incredibly professional, very reliable, communicative at ALL times. Turnaround time for queries is fast. Our next visit to Europe will definitely include another trip booked with Cherry Travel.

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January 10, 2023

We took a small bus of 8 people from Amsterdam, and went to see Zaanse Schans and then Giethoorn. We had ample free time at each time. The lunch in between was arranged but not included in the price (you pay for your own meal). Great way to see the outskirts of Amsterdam.

October 13, 2022

Cheery provides detailed information about the sites along the way. She shares her knowledge with the passengers, and makes sure the tour is on schedule. It would be better if the itinerary of the trip would have been published in the website, because lunch is at a specific restaurant with no alternative for 1 hour.

October 9, 2022

Product ID: 182993