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Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

1. Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

You will begin with to a trip to the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Known as the “Venice of North”, the village is notable for its many canals and complete lack of roads. You will explore this fairy tale village, where less than 3,000 people live, throughout a 1-hour guided boat tour. Explore the preserved village on foot, and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover hundreds of bridges, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village. Your trip will continue to the village of Volendam, where you can admire brightly painted wooden houses and see locals wearing their colorful regional attire. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the Volendam harbor, which has been one of the most popular tourist attractions in the village since 1875. This is a great place to pick up souvenirs and gifts for those at home or for yourself, and to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume in one of many photo studios of the village. Your last destination is to explore the most picturesque traditional 17th-century Zaanse Schans village which contains houses and a collection of beautifully preserved windmills from the nation’s industrial heritage. In Zaanse Schans village you can stroll past the charming greenhouses and visit a factory where the clogs popular in this part of the country are made. There’s also nothing more Dutch than cheese, and whilst there you can try some at the Catharina Hoeve Farm where you will also learn about its production.

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From Amsterdam: Giethoorn Day Trip and One Attraction

2. From Amsterdam: Giethoorn Day Trip and One Attraction

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to discover the traditional town of Giethoorn. Meet your guide/driver in central Amsterdam and board a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Relax during the 1.5-hour journey as you admire the typical Dutch landscape of polders — land that has been reclaimed from the sea. Arrive in Giethoorn, nicknamed the Dutch Venice, and explore the beautiful town with a short walking tour and a canal cruise. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to discover the village on your own. Your driver/guide will give you insider tips about great local restaurants, shops, attractions, activities and more. Stop to enjoy a coffee and a piece of apple pie before heading back to Amsterdam to finish your day with your choice of two attractions. Select either a 5D VR flight experience over the Dutch countryside or a relaxing canal cruise to see the city’s most famous attractions from the water. With the 5D flight, breathtaking film and special effects will take you soaring over the must-see sites of the Netherlands as you learn about the country’s history. On the cruise you’ll pass all of Amsterdam’s top sights, admire canal houses from the Golden Age, and see the Westerkerk and Anne Frank’s House.

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What people are saying about Giethoorn

It is a must-have experience when you visit The Netherlands, Giethoorn, Volendam and Zaanse Schans are well worth visiting. Our Guide was so nice, funny and a great Boat Driver :) even the 1.5h ride was so fun, thanks to our Guide who tell us interesting facts about Amsterdam, every destinations and about the Country in General! I would wholeheartedly recommend this tour to anyone! We will surely take this tour again when we get a chance.

Even though it was a rainy day still the van driver was excellent giving us a lot of information on the road. To Giethoorn we still had the chance to do the small boat cruise and the village was beautiful even with the rain. Volendam is a village you must visit, so unique and Zaanse Schans has a lot of history - who doesn't want to see wind mills still working?!?

Really unique places .. fabulous .. A must see! I do not give 5 stars simply because the guide did not speak even a word of Italian .. However overall RECOMMENDED!

Superb experience, the guide was super nice and friendly. I recommend ++++. Thank you for a nice day!

it was perfect and the guid is so wonderful. he laugh all the time and he was helpful.