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From Amsterdam: Giethoorn Day Trip by Bus and Electric Boat

1. From Amsterdam: Giethoorn Day Trip by Bus and Electric Boat

Explore Giethoorn on a guided day tour from Amsterdam by bus and electric boat. Admire the charming canals and traditional homes as you cruise along the water. Wander along the narrow footpaths and bridges and get a sense of local life as you explore. Depart Amsterdam and travel to the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands. Explore a village notable for its many canals and complete lack of roads. Upon arrival, explore the fairy-tale village, where only 2,700 people live, on a 1-hour guided boat tour in English. Experience the idyllic scenery from a unique perspective on a leisurely trip through the canals. Watch people punt the traditional flat-bottom boats over the canals as you go. Although most transport in the village is by water, there is also now a cycling path. So, after your boat tour, explore the beautifully preserved village by bike or on foot. See how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover more than 180 bridges, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village. 

Amsterdam: Keukenhof Tulip Garden and Giethoorn Experience

2. Amsterdam: Keukenhof Tulip Garden and Giethoorn Experience

Discover a unique 2 in 1 tour package that will take you to the top of your imagination that you have never experienced before. Experience two neatly and beautifully packaged destinations that you will never find from other tour operators in Europe. Get a return trip to two of Holland's greatest attractions in a single day. Transfer from Amsterdam for a trouble-free trip, and learn more about the region from your knowledgeable tour guide. Feel at ease with all activities and admission costs included in the price. First, find yourself at Keukenhof, a Tulips and Flowers Garden. Explore the fascinating phenomena up close, and admire the millions of tulips, daffodils, and other flowers. This lovely spring garden provides a one-of-a-kind aroma and color experience, as well as over 20 breathtaking flower presentations, surprise-inspired gardens, and engaging activities. The famed bulb fields surround Keukenhof. From the windmill, enjoy stunning views of some of the bulb fields, with a promise of beautiful photographs. There are activities for people of all ages that allow you to use your senses as you smell, taste, listen, and enjoy. Keukenhof is fun for the whole family, since youngsters may play in the playground, pet the animals at the petting zoo, and embark on a scavenger hunt. Next, discover Giethoorn. A journey to the charming settlement of Giethoorn in the northeast of the Netherlands will be your last destination for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The village is known as the "Venice of the North" because of its numerous canals and lack of motorways. During a 1-hour guided boat trip, you'll learn about this fairy-tale village with less than 3,000 residents. On foot, stroll through the preserved village and witness how each farmhouse is constructed on a little man-made island. Explore the village's small footpaths to find hundreds of bridges and take in the tranquil ambiance.

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4.7 / 5

based on 359 reviews

Oh my gosh, this was the most amazing day trip from Amsterdam, I highly recommend it! Our guide, Cherry, was knowledgeable, kind, and full of information. The tour we booked, just to Giethoorn, was canceled and we were added to another tour that included Zaanse Schans to see a clog factory, cheese shop, and windmills. I highly recommend doing all of this. Watching a clog being made was super cool, tasting the cheese and learning how it is made was yummy, and the windmills made for some great photos. We then stopped for lunch at a restaurant just outside of Giethoorn. The food was Mediterranean and quite tasty, the servings were generous and the prices weren't bad. Once we arrived in Giethoorn we took a boat ride around the canals, the scenery was spectacular, I can't even begin to describe the fairytale aspects of this village. Once the boat ride was over we had plenty of time to explore the shops and get a treat. This tour was, in a word, fabulous!

We had a great day. Giethoon was very crowded so I would try to go on a weekday if possible. There was not enough participation for what we booked so they upgraded us to a stop at the windmills, cheese tasting and clog making demo also. It was well worth the extra time. There is a 1.5 hour ride to Giethoon from Amsterdam so be prepared for that. They went above and beyond for us to make another appointment and we really appreciated the assistance. Great tour company!

Trip was well organized and Cherry keeps track of everybody very well. The vans we took out there were pretty nice. Ildos drives a second van for Cherry and he's an outstanding guide and fun to talk to.

Your was excellent. Location idyllic. Small group. Guide was pleasant but not very informative. Spoke so low you couldn’t hear him,. Really added very little to trip. Would recommend for location.

It was a wonderful experience Thank you GetYourGuide for making my holiday a memorable one.