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
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 spent extra time with us. The tour was just as I hoped it would be. He took us to the countryside on a 6 plus hour tour on 06/29/19. We had a working windmill all to ourselves and stopped for coffee and lunch at two separate quiet local places. The next day he walked with us in Amsterdam and again avoided crowds while tailoring the tour to our needs. The whole family enjoyed him and I would highly recommend him over any other tour guide.
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 - which are maddening in Amsterdam - and educated us about the history of his country. We visited a working windmill not frequented by tourists and travelled around The Netherlands with ease. 5 days we were together walking, in the car, touring little villages and big cities. We could not have asked for anything more! Well worth every minute!
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 the history, culture, and politics of the region. Highly recommend to anyone interested in a unique, more personalized type tour.