Authentic Giethoorn

Visit the Venice of the North

Six hours private car tour away from the crowds. No hurry, no worries; discover this authentic village, with its canals, lake, wooden bridges and thatched roofs, with help of your friendly, experienced private guide, pick up and drop off at your hotel in Amsterdam.

It takes about 2 hours driving to Giethoorn. On our way we will pass the in the 1970´s reclaimed land and drive 6 meters under sea level. Arriving at Giethoorn we will have a boat tour. The boat is covered, if you like to you can buy snacks. The local guide will
tell about Giethoorn while sailing through the small canals and over a lake.

The boat takes us back to the parking place. We will start a walking tour discovering Giethoorn on foot. There will be time to make a stop at a restaurant, to have lunch, to visit a gift shop, or to visit the museum, showing the local history. Then the car will take you home, toyour hotel in Amsterdam.


  • Languages: English & German & Dutch & Frisian.
  • Type of car: Toyota Prius Wagon, having 6 passengers seats. (room for 4 adults and 2 children)
  • Pick up & drop off at your hotel, Air B&B, cruise ship terminal in Amsterdam Centre
  • Included: boat tour in a covered boat, your experienced private guide, local taxes, parking fees, free bottles of water in
    the car, pick nick basket, containing orange juice, cookies, chocolate, peppermints, “knackebröd” with cheese etc.
  • Max. number of People: 1 – 6 people: 4 adults + 2 children.
  • Driving time: it takes about 1hour and 45 min. to drive to Giethoorn.
  • Advise for clothing: Dutch weather in the country site can be windy & rainy. Best to check the weather forecast


    star rating  Gerk was a perfect tour guide for our family. Our group included an 85 year old and a Type 1 Diabetic so he had to stop more than usual and... read more


    star rating  Gerk was an excellent tour guide! Personable, so very knowledgeable, always exactly on time and we were never in a rush. He took us away from the crowds... read more


    star rating  Everything about the tour was excellent! We spent 6 hours touring the countryside, walking quaint villages and exploring windmills. He was an engaging tour guide, helping us understand... read more

    Nathan H

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