Giethoorn, the village with no roads, which is often called the Dutch Venice is located 121 kilometers away from Amsterdam. It’s definitely worth visiting during your trip to Holland. But it’s not that easy to get to. A journey from Amsterdam to Giethoorn by public transport (train and bus) will take 2 – 2,5 hours one way.
If you want to save some time and energy, we recommend you to book a tour to Giethoorn from Amsterdam. The prices for a day trip start from € 85 EUR a person.
The price is very reasonable, as when you travel independently you’ll need to pay almost € 50 for transport only. Joining the tour will let you save time and avoid waiting at the bus stops and stations.
Giethoorn tours departures times:
Summer season (March 22 – October 28): Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 09:30. In July and August, the Giethoorn tour also departs on Sunday at 09:30.
Winter season (October 29 – March 21): Friday at 09:30.
A tour to Giethoorn departs from the center of Amsterdam (De Ruijterkade 34) and includes:
- Two-way transportation by a shuttle bus
- Live guide in English, Spanish and German
- Boat tour in Giethoorn (please note: weather conditions can have influence on the boat trip)
Accommodation in Giethoorn
If you want to spend a few days in Giethoorn make sure you book a place to stay in advance. Giethoorn offers a wide selection of hotels and B&Bs. Staying in a traditional Giethoorn house is definitely something to experience!