Dreaming of visiting the beautifully quaint and picturesque Dutch countryside but daunted by the potential complications of infrequent public transport, missing out on the best places or even a language barrier?
We Are Amsterdam is here with the perfect solution – our Giethoorn Tour, a ten-hour adventure encompassing the best that the Dutch countryside has to offer.
Our Giethoorn day tour from Amsterdam makes visiting the rural, and often missed, provinces of the Netherlands easy, enjoyable and is sure to provide memories that will form one of the highlights of your visit.
The trip will take you out of the hustle and bustle of the city, from Amsterdam to Giethoorn, via Zaanse Schans, Holland’s famous windmill village. After the stop at Zaanse Schans, where you can enjoy visiting a huge variety of windmills (the historic structures that the country is best known for!) the Giethoorn tour moves on to the next destination!
Giethoorn village is an idyllic spot bordering the Weerribben-Wieden national park where hundreds of quaint farmhouses with thatched rooves were constructed on little islands of peat. These historic buildings are connected by almost two-hundred wooden bridges and the unique charm of Giethoorn village is that it is almost entirely car-free.
During the Giethoorn tour, you will enjoy the village’s charms by travelling on the water (the Giethoorn boat tour is an incredibly enchanting experience, seeing stunningly historic sights from the tranquil waterways). After the Giethoorn boat tour, you will have plenty of time to explore Giethoorn village and all its hidden gems, allowing you to soak in this area’s unique atmosphere and truly step back in time.
After strolling along the canals, enjoying the laidback pace of life enjoyed by the people lucky enough to live in this beautiful village, the Giethoorn tour will make its way back towards Amsterdam. As you return to the city, the Giethoorn Tour will take in the beautiful polder landscapes of the Flevoland countryside. Flevoland is the 12th and most recently established province of the Netherlands – like much of the country, Flevoland is flat agricultural land, but much of the province was only reclaimed as recently as the 1950s and 60s. The incredibly flat landscape that can be seen on the return leg of the Giethoorn tour is quite breath-taking in that the views stretch out so far.
The Giethoorn day tour from Amsterdam is the perfect opportunity to see more of what this beautiful country has to offer outside the commotion of city life. For visitors, getting from Amsterdam to Giethoorn is extremely difficult by public transport and is certainly not possible for those wishing to see as much of the Dutch countryside as possible during a single day out. You will be back in Amsterdam by 6pm, ready to enjoy a meal and a drink and mull over a day full of stunning rural views, quaintly historic villages and truly unique experiences – what an adventure!