De Weerribben-Wieden National Park

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From Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Enclosing Dike Full-Day Tour

1. From Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Enclosing Dike Full-Day Tour

Climb aboard an air-conditioned coach and travel through a typical Dutch landscape for 1.5 hours en route to the picturesque town of Giethoorn. Experience how the Dutch people live with, and on, the water upon arrival, and set off to explore on foot and by boat. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a town where cars are forbidden and little has changed over the centuries. Admire the many types of boats in the town, from gondolas to punters and flat-bottom vessels used as transportation on the canals. Cruise past the skillfully restored farmhouses on a 1-hour boat trip, and get some free time for lunch and to explore on your own. Get tips from your guide on what to see and where to eat. The tour will continue to the Enclosing Dike (Afsluitdijk), the 32-kilometer dike connecting the provinces of North Holland and Friesland. The Netherlands is famed the world over for the way it deals with water management. The Afsluitdijk, built to tame what was formerly the Zuiderzee (now the Ijsselmeer lake) is a prime example of Dutch water prowess.

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What people are saying about De Weerribben-Wieden National Park

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 302 reviews

The tour was good with plenty of free time to stroll at your own pace, the boat is lovely with roof but open on both side to catch beauty of Giethoorn. Our guide speaks at least 4 languages and told us about the history of Amsterdam and the surrounding area. All in all our group of 4 have a lovely time on this trip! The only problem was that, we booked online and the actual location of the pick up point is in the Central Station which is rather huge and there’s no map or shop name to show us where it was, we spent 20 mins looking and asking people but no one seemed to know where it was.. we ended up waiting at the I Amsterdam Travel shop waiting for it to open at 10am, which again wasn’t the actual Tour Shop. Luckily we were 30 mins early running around like headless chicken to have finally found the travel shop at the end.. I bet if we weren’t early we might have missed the trip

Exactly as described on the website, and we were lucky with the weather! The village was beautiful and you get plenty of time to enjoy it however you want to. The only thing I will say is that the stop at the enclosing dike felt a little pointless to me since they are no longer allowed to stop on the actual file but rather just after it. And you stop somewhere where you can’t really see it. But it’s not too much of a big deal since the real reason you’re there is for Geithoorn so.

the trip was well organised and factored in to the tourist needs. the time given for free and easy was sufficient for tourist to explore the town. Also the canal ride was very scenic. It was great that tourist have the option of taking the canal tour at a later timing after arriving at Gierthoorn

I am happy to take this tour. Giethoorn is beautiful. I wish I could live there. The restaurant has good food and our tour leader, IAN, is the best. He made our day trip enjoyable and memorable!

A very good experience, Peter and Ian super friendly and concerned, there was a good atmosphere, the beautiful places, it is a must-see tour.