In the Dutch province, you’ll find a place like you’ve never seen before. Giethoorn is a fairytale village. It is often referred to as the ‘Little Venice” of the Netherlands. There are no roads or cars, just waterways, and boats. It is surrounded by lakes, reed land, and forest. You can find Giethoorn in National Park Weerribben-Wieden. All the canals and lakes in Giethoorn were created years ago by unearthing peat. That’s why this town can also teach you a lot about the Dutch struggle with water. Step into a different world when you visit Giethoorn.
No cars, just boats.
You can visit Giethoorn with your own transportation, but it is much easier and more fun to join us on a tour. Our tour bus will take you to Giethoorn, but your real discovery of the village will start once you get out of the bus and onto the boat for a canal cruise. During this canal cruise, you’ll discover the real attraction of this place. You will see picturesque wooden bridges (there are 180 bridges in the village), farmhouses with thatched roofs and beautiful nature all around. Get ready for a calm and magical day away from the big city.
Join us on tour!
Choose the Giethoorn Tour that will take you not only to the village, but in summer; you’ll also visit the famous enclosing dike that separates the Ijsselmeer from the North Sea. Besides the canal cruise in town, you’ll also get plenty of free time to explore on your own. Enjoy lunch and a drink at one of the amazing restaurants near the water or go for a relaxing stroll (lunch is not included). Giethoorn is a must on your visit to the Netherlands. There is no place like it in the world, and the calm tranquility will help you relax after your visit to busy Amsterdam. You might never want to go back.