1 hour
Duration
Giethoorn
Location

A magical village with up to 176 wooden arch bridges   

Do you like fairy tales that take place in mysterious places? Then make use of this unique possibility and jump right into one, while visiting the small and very special village Giethoorn. The ‘Venice of Holland’ consists mostly of beautiful canals, picturesque farms and charming houses. Get on a comfortable boat and cruise for one hour right through the fairy tale village. In case of rainy weather, the boats are heated and covered.

LOCATIONDominee T.O. Hylkemaweg 1, 8355 CD Giethoorn
OPENING HOURSDeparture daily every hour*: 11:00 – 15:00 h
(*with enough passengers, boats depart every half an hour
INCLUDED
✅  Entry canal cruise ✅  Tour guide

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT From Amsterdam Central station you take a train to Steenwijk station. From here you can take bus 70 (direction: Zwartsluis) to stop: Hylkemaweg. It is then a 2 minute walk to where the boats dock.
BEST TIME TO VISITAll day
TICKET TYPEPrinted ticket

Extra Information

Guided tour

The schipper will give information about Giethoorn during the tour.

Accessibility 

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • There is a stairlift aboard the boat
  • Giethoorn is often called the Venice of the Netherlands, and for good reason!
  • Idyllic little canals in a traditionally Dutch town

Giethoorn canal cruise bridge

Tour Reviews

4.77 based on 13 reviews
November 25, 2016

Super mooi! Ook voor de Nederlanders :p

June 7, 2017

The captain was very friendly. Giethoorn is a pretty town, even prettier from the water. Cheap and worth it!

April 24, 2018

Helo, how can i choose the day I want to book the tour: “Giethoorn Canal Cruise 1 hour” ? I will be there on 23.5.2018.
Thanks so much

April 24, 2018

Dear Thanh,

If you buy a ticket, it is valid for one year after purchase. So you can use your ticket at any time or date that you want.

Hoping to have provided you with sufficient information. If you have any further questions, I would be happy to help you.
Enjoy your stay in Holland!

Kind regards,
Team Tickets Holland

May 19, 2018

This looks amazing. Do the guides speak English?

May 23, 2018

Dear Sue,

The Giethoorn guides speak Dutch, English and German.

Kind regards,
Team Tickets Holland

June 5, 2018

Hello,

How do I use the ticket? Who do I give it to when I reach Giethoorn?

Thanks

June 13, 2018

Dear Claire,

You can show your ticket at the departure point of the boat. Beulakerweg 135.

Hoping to have provided you with sufficient information. If you have any further questions, I would be happy to help you.
Enjoy your stay in Holland!

Kind regards,
Team Tickets Holland

June 16, 2018

From the picture, looks like we are on a boat cruise. Is there any tour that using canoe? And a man paddle it, just like at Venice?

June 28, 2018

Hi Muna,

unfortunately they are not there.

Hoping to have provided you with sufficient information. If you have any further questions, I would be happy to help you. Enjoy Amsterdam!

Yours sincerely,
Team Tickets Holland

June 18, 2018

Do I have to order the tickets online or can I also order the tickets when I arrive in Giethoorn?

June 28, 2018

Hi Marghalera,

you have to buy your tickets in advance.

Hoping to have provided you with sufficient information. If you have any further questions, I would be happy to help you. Enjoy Giethoorn!

Yours sincerely,
Team Tickets Holland

July 8, 2018

Hi. Do I have to purchase tickets for a specific date or can I use it on any day?
Regards, Naomi

July 9, 2018

Hi Naomi,

The tickets are valid for a year, so you can use them any day you want!

Hoping to have provided you with sufficient information. If you have any further questions, I would be happy to help you. Enjoy Giethoorn!

Yours sincerely,
Team Tickets Holland

September 1, 2018

Should I print the ticket or can I show it in my phone?

Thank you!

September 3, 2018

Dear Alice,

It is preferred to print the tickets.

Hoping to have provided you with sufficient information. In case you have other questions, I would be happy to help you.
Enjoy your stay in Holland!

Kind regards,
Team Tickets Holland

October 2, 2018

When I arrive the bus station “Dominee Hylkemaweg” where can i buy the ticket?

October 3, 2018

Dear Mymy,

Thank you for your response. When I arriving at the busstop “Dominee Hylkemaweg”, there is a restaurant/cruise company ‘t Zwaantje where tickets can be bought. Or when you want to buy the tickets via this website this is also the location where the tickets can be redeemed.
Hoping to have prodided you with sufficient information.

Kind regards,

Team Tickets Holland

November 22, 2018

Hey there!

Planning to go for the boat ride this weekend (Nov 24th). Is it still a suitable time of the year to visit Giethoorn? Will it still be open?

Thanks.

Best, Priska

December 10, 2018

Hello!
Is it still good to go for a tour on either December 14 or 15?

December 10, 2018

Dear Wendy,

Thank you for your comment.
On both those dates the 1 hour cruise is still operating.
Hoping to have provided you with sufficient information!

Kind regards,

Team Tickets Holland

December 12, 2018

Hello,
I’m planning to visit your Giethoorn on December 27. Can you tell me if there are boat tours for that day?
Thank you
Evangelos

December 13, 2018

Dear Evangelos,

Thank you for your comment.
As long as the canals are not frozen, the boats run the entire winter.
Hoping to have provided you with sufficient information. In case you have any other questions, don’t hestitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

Team Tickets Holland

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