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 very professional and extremely knowledgeable. He tailored our day to assist us to locate the cemetary where my wife's famly is buried and tour the city they came... read more

    1 August 2019

    star rating  Gerk was a very knowledgeable and thoughtful tour guide. Met us promptly at our hotel in Amsterdam. He was prepared for various contingencies; Umbrellas, water, snacks. Lunch and... read more

    7 August 2019

    star rating  We so enjoyed our day tour spent with Gerk in Friesland. One of our group's family was originally from the Friesland area and he took us to cemeteries to see... read more

    19 September 2019

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