Project Description

Giethoorn, the Venice of Holland.

This small Dutch village is only accessible by boat. There are no streets and all transport is done through the canals. Giethoorn looks more like a fairy tale. It is very quiet and has just over 2,700 inhabitants. Totally surrounded by canals, its old thatched-roof houses are beautifully adorned with colorful flowers. It is possible to walk through its 150 bridges and get a closer look at the atmosphere of this charming village.

The aquatic village of Giethoorn is located in the province of Overijssel, in the east of the Netherlands, approximately one and a half hours from Amsterdam. The boat has been a popular tourist attraction in the region for years. You will find an immensity of canals and lakes ideal for boat trips and pedal boats. Take a canal cruise and learn about Giethoorn’s history and what life is like in that region.

There are a wide variety of cafes and restaurants around the canals.

TIP: It is best to book a canal cruise in advance, as there are a limited number of daily departures and the city has become increasingly popular with tourists. To visit Giethoorn in peace, the best option is to buy a tour of the city. The tour lasts all day and departs from Amsterdam, with transportation included. Also included are an hour-long boat trip with an English-speaking guide. Children up to two years old do not pay.