Tour Amsterdam’s countryside and enjoy views of rustic windmills, wooden shoe factories, ditches, and quaint little towns along the way.
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Exploring the North Netherlands
From Amsterdam to Giethoorn: The magnificent area of Dutch polder landscape and historical storybook villages.
There are many Dutch towns, cities, and villages that merit a visit, but one of them is certainly Giethoorn. Often referred to as the Little Venice of the Netherlands, only accessible by boat and with an absence of roads and cars.
This picturesque village located in the north of the country consists of islands that are connected by approximately 180 bridges. Its beautiful canals, picturesque wooden bridges, and farmhouses with centuries-old thatched roofs create a unique fairy-tale vibe.
We invite you for a canal cruise to experience the peace, tranquility and natural beauty of this magical village. Giethoorn is also known for its excellent restaurants where you’ll be able to have lunch (not included) and have free time to explore Giethoorn yourself.
Take in the fairy-tale charms of Hasselt by foot, the most intimate way to get to know one of Holland’s most delightful riverside towns.
You will walk directly into the Old Town, following its cobblestone streets, passing medieval houses. History is on the streets in Hasselt. You walk with your experienced private guide along the atmospheric canals and the narrow streets. The Hanseatic city Hasselt is full of stories from a less distant past. Discover why Hasselt is also called small Amsterdam!
Meet & Connect
All our tours begin with getting to know our guests and understanding their wishes. The itinerary is flexible and we can add special requests and will not rush you around. Starting from your hotel or vacation address, your private guide will pick you up with our comfortable car to start this beautiful day.
What to expect
In our comfortable car, we drive you to Giethoorn in about 90 minutes. On this journey, we drive through the typically Dutch polder landscape.
The first stop of the day is the picturesque village of Giethoorn. The center is car-free and the only way to get around is by boat or on foot.
During a short walking tour, your guide will point out some highlights of Giethoorn and you will experience a one-hour canal cruise which is included in this tour.
After visiting Giethoorn, you will drive through the countryside to Hasselt, a storybook village and not known by tourism.
You will wander with your private guide through the old town’s cobblestone streets and learn about its history. During the day you’ll have some time to relax and sample some typical and delicious Dutch food like pancakes, herring or kibbeling and perhaps drink a Jenever….Cheers!
NOTE: We can adjust this tour to your needs; you can inform us about your subject of interest.
For example, we can go to Batavia Stad instead of Hasselt.
Batavia Stad is one of Europe’s top short-break destinations. This charming, reconstructed seventeenth-century village is a shopping Walhalla for fashion lovers.
More than 250 international fashion and lifestyle brands like Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, and Tommy Hilfiger are waiting to inspire you with the latest trends, must-have items and more.
Not only your wardrobe gaps will be filled after a day at Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet; you can also indulge yourself with jewelry, chocolate, and even innovative cookware.
Tired of shopping? Relax and soak in the cozy ‘Batavia vibe’ at one of the hip cafés or pleasant restaurants.
At Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet, 150 stores offer you sophisticated fashion with savings from 30% up to a massive 70%.
Tour extension: 2 hours, €50.00 per person
Please note that traffic can cause delays.