Giethoorn Day Trip from Amsterdam - 1 Day

Giethoorn Day Trip from Amsterdam

Join us for a romantic Giethoorn Day Trip (Giethoorn, the Dutch Venice) from Amsterdam. Boat tour of Giethoorn. Free time to explore on foot.

Highlights
• Giethoorn, the Dutch Venice
• The best day trip from Amsterdam
• Boat tour included
• Free time to explore on foot

Giethoorn Day Trip from Amsterdam

Amsterdam – Giethoorn – Enkhuizen Dijk – Amsterdam

Passing through the traditional Dutch landscape we travel to Giethoorn, the Dutch Venice, for about 1.5 hours. It becomes very evident in this picturesque canal town how the Dutch survive in, and on, the water. Cars are not allowed in the town; little has changed down the centuries.

Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Small-Group Day Tour

On foot and by boat, you’ll enjoy this wonderfully preserved town. We’ll pass skillfully restored farmhouses on the included one-hour boat tour. You will have free time to lunch and self-guided exploration after boat tour. Your guide can give you some tips on where to eat and what to see.

After lunch we continue on to an impressive 20 km long dike in the Ijsselmeer, one of Western Europe’s largest lakes. You see water and drained land at left and right-polders in Dutch. Before we return to Amsterdam we will make a photo stop here.

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Departure Point

Prins Hendrikkade 59-72, 1012 AD Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans

Visit Zaanse Schans traditional wooden windmills and distinctive green wooden houses which were relocated there to recreate the atmosphere of an 18th/19th-century village. Duration is about 1.5-2 hours including visits with demonstrations at cheese factory and wooden shoes factory. Photo stop at the bank of Zaan River for the best panoramic view of all the windmills.

Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop

Visit wooden shoes factory to learn about history of traditional Dutch clogs. Attend a workshop with demonstration of how clogs are made. Try fitting wooden shoes to have a real feeling of wearing wooden shoes. Some free time for souvenirs shopping. Duration: 35 minutes Admission Ticket Free

Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm

Attend a professional demonstration of quality cheese-making by the staff in traditional Dutch costumes. Followed by free tasting of a wide cheese selection, and other typical Dutch treats. Free time for Dutch delights shopping.

Zaans Gedaan CacaoLab

Visit the CacaoLab, located on the Zaan and between the mills. A place where cocoa beans have been ground and chocolate made for two centuries. Take part in an interesting demonstration for all you need to know about chocolate making from cocoa beans. Free time for shopping of tasty chocolate, beer made of cocoa and related products.

Giethoorn

Discover a Dutch village only accessible by boat on a Giethoorn day trip from Amsterdam. Experience the “Venice of the Netherlands” where there are no main roads and all transport is on the water of the many canals. Take 1-hour boat trip be, during the pandemic we offer small electric boat with small groups. Be your own captain cruising around the picturesque village. See the unique thatch-roof cottages and arch-shape wooden bridges.

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