The authentic village Giethoorn is about 1 hour 20 min drive from Amsterdam. Giethoorn is so peacefull and has such a simple beauty that it hardly seems real. Gently gliding along small canals past old but pretty thatched-roof farmhouses. Many houses have been build on little islands. Combine your visit to Amsterdam easily with a private Giethoorn tour.
The transport in Giethoorn has always been done by ”Punters”, a Dutch flat bottomed ship designed to sail in shallow water. You can rent a punter yourself, sail around and discover Giethoorn from the water. You will have time to sail around, swim in the lake of Giethoorn, park you punter and have lunch in one of the waterside restaurants. Also you will have free time to explore the area by foot.
Private Tour Guide and Captain
If preferred, we can also arrange a private tour guide for your Giethoorn tour. Our guide can provide information on historical and cultural subjects. Also if you don’t like to ride a boat, we can arrange a captain for you. Don’t you like the punter? We can also arrange luxury boats with drinks on board. It’s all possible.
On the way back to Amsterdam, our driver can take you across one of Hollands most interesting water engineering construction the Afsluitdijk (Enclosing Dike). You will have a photo stop to enjoy the stunning view on the 32 kilometer long dike. (Additional costs may apply if you have reached the 6 hours)
By private Minivan
Your driver picks you up from your hotel or any other location by a nice Mercedes minivan, takes you to Giethoorn (and the Enclosing dike) and brings you back again.
Duration includes transport time.
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