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From Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Enclosing Dike Full-Day Tour

From Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Enclosing Dike Full-Day Tour

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See the typical architecture and landscapes of the Netherlands on a trip to Giethoorn from Amsterdam. Glide past the restored farmhouses of "Dutch Venice," see beautiful canals and picturesque wooden bridges, and enjoy free time to explore on your own.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German


6.5 hours
  • Amsterdam

  • 1 hour
  • Afsluitdijk

  • Photo stop

  • Giethoorn

  • De Weerribben-Wieden National Park (boat cruise)

  • Free time

  • 1.5 hours
  • Amsterdam

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the picturesque town of Giethoorn
  • Stop at the Enclosing Dike
  • Cruise past the restored historic farmhouses of Giethoorn
Full description
Climb aboard an air-conditioned coach and travel through a typical Dutch landscape for 1.5 hours en route to the picturesque town of Giethoorn. Experience how the Dutch people live with, and on, the water upon arrival, and set off to explore on foot and by boat. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a town where cars are forbidden and little has changed over the centuries. Admire the many types of boats in the town, from gondolas to punters and flat-bottom vessels used as transportation on the canals. Cruise past the skillfully restored farmhouses on a 1-hour boat trip, and get some free time for lunch and to explore on your own. Get tips from your guide on what to see and where to eat. The tour will continue to the Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk), the 32 kilometer dike connecting the provinces of North Holland and Friesland. The Netherlands is famed the world over for the way it deals with water management. The Afsluitdijk, built to tame what was formerly the Zuiderzee (now the Ijsselmeer lake) is a prime example of Dutch water prowess.
  • Transportation from Amsterdam by deluxe coach
  • Guide
  • Boat tour in Giethoorn
  • Photo stop at Enkhuizen Dijk
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

De Ruijterkade 34A, at the local partner's office in the IJ hall of Central Station. In the back corner of the building, on the right hand side. Please be sure to arrive 30 minutes before the tour departure time.

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Important information

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  • Children aged 3 years or younger go free of charge (provided they do not occupy their own seat).
  • Please note that the weather conditions can have an impact on the boat trip.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 336 reviews

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We were in a double decker bus with Spanish speaking people as well and our guide Alfredo spoke lots if Spanish and apart from on the bus he did not mix with English speaking guests. The music on the way back was terrible. They should have split the group as with Cameleon tours. Giethoorn is Awesome. They should slit the groups

12 May 2022

the trip was well organised and factored in to the tourist needs. the time given for free and easy was sufficient for tourist to explore the town. Also the canal ride was very scenic. It was great that tourist have the option of taking the canal tour at a later timing after arriving at Gierthoorn

9 May 2022

The tour was good with plenty of free time to stroll at your own pace, the boat is lovely with roof but open on both side to catch beauty of Giethoorn. Our guide speaks at least 4 languages and told us about the history of Amsterdam and the surrounding area. All in all our group of 4 have a lovely time on this trip! The only problem was that, we booked online and the actual location of the pick up point is in the Central Station which is rather huge and there’s no map or shop name to show us where it was, we spent 20 mins looking and asking people but no one seemed to know where it was.. we ended up waiting at the I Amsterdam Travel shop waiting for it to open at 10am, which again wasn’t the actual Tour Shop. Luckily we were 30 mins early running around like headless chicken to have finally found the travel shop at the end.. I bet if we weren’t early we might have missed the trip

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2 May 2022

Product ID: 81846