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.
|LOCATION||Dominee T.O. Hylkemaweg 1, 8355 CD Giethoorn|
|OPENING HOURS||Departure daily every hour*: 11:00 – 16:00 h|
(*with enough passengers, boats depart every half an hour)
Winterstop from 16 December – 11 January
|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 VISIT||All day|
|TICKET TYPE||Printed ticket|
The schipper will give information about Giethoorn during the tour.
- 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