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Giethoorn water village

Giethoorn Tour with a private guide
Giethoorn -Venice of the North

5 hour tour to Giethoorn from Amsterdam

Life was harsh when you had to live it as a Peat-Moor laborer. Out in the swamp every day and all year long, no matter what weather conditions you had to face. When the work was done the peat-moor bricks had to be transported back to the village: The village of Giethoorn. A water village where, still today, in the old parts no cars are present. Small boats are the main method of transport here, sailing the bended canals with high bridges that are bordered by beautiful houses, once belonging to the peat-moor bosses. Strange shaped as well those farmhouses…..come and learn about the village of Giethoorn in a private boat.

We will preferably arrive at Giethoorn early at 10:00 AM so it is still quiet and you get a good opportunity to take your pictures. We will rent a small electrical boat for the first part of the tour. When returning to the village centre after our tour you will get the opportunity to discover the village on foot while we return the rental boat.

On our way up (when coming from Amsterdam) we see the famous Dutch polders that we reclaimed from the former Southern see (now a fresh water lake called IJsselmeer). In spring you can see the tulip fields here: a good combination for a longer visit.
This tour can be perfectly combined with a visit to one of the Hanseatic cities like Deventer, Kampen, Elburg or Zwolle or the 18th century village of Orvelte. Feel free to investigate your possibilities.

 Included: Guiding, Mileage and fuel, Boat rental, Overhead and taxes
Excluded: Lunch and drinks, Toilet stops, Personal expenses and Banking costs money transfer of your booking.

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