Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Day Tour With Electric Boat Trip

Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Day Tour With Electric Boat Trip

Explore the top two sightseeing attractions near Amsterdam in one day. Guided tour to Zaanse Schans traditional clog factory, try out wooden shoes, windmills, diamond factory demonstration, cheese factory demonstration with free tasting and admire distinctive green wooden houses along River Zaan. Appreciate lifestyle of a typical 18th/19th-century Dutch village. Then visit idyllic canal village ''Dutch Venice'' Giethoorn to experience unique lifestyle in a Dutch village without main roads, charming thatched-roof farmhouses and arch shaped wooden bridges, cruising around the canals in Giethoorn with an unique experience drive your own boat.    

• Experience traditional lifestyle dated back in 18th/19th century in Zaanse Schans and 'fairy-tale' lifestyle in Giethoorn all in one day.  
• Cruising around the canals in Giethoorn with an electric boat and drive your own boat experience to see every part of beautiful Giethoorn historic centre peacefully.  

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Zaanse Schans, Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands

Visit Zaanse Schans traditional wooden windmills and distinctive green wooden houses which were relocated there to recreate the atmosphere of an 18th/19th-century village. Duration is about 1.5 hours including visits with demonstrations at cheese factory and wooden shoes factory. Photo stop at the bank of Zaan River for the best panoramic view of all the windmills.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop, Kraaienest 4, 1509 AZ Zaandam The Netherlands

(This part is included in Zaanse Schans) Visit wooden shoes factory to learn about history of traditional Dutch clogs. Attend a workshop with demonstration of how clogs are made. Try fitting wooden shoes to have a feeling of wearing wooden shoes. Some free time for souvenirs shopping.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm, Zeilenmakerspad 5, 1509 BZ Zaandam The Netherlands

(This part is included in Zaanse Schans) Attend a professional demonstration of quality cheese-making by the staff in traditional Dutch costumes. Followed by free tasting of a wide cheese selection, and other typical Dutch treats. Free time for Dutch delights shopping.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), Workumerdijk, Makkum The Netherlands

On the way to Giethoorn, enjoy interesting facts and stories from our friendly guides pointing out of significant sights including the largest artificial lake in the Netherlands - IJsselmeer. IJsselmeer is a closed off inland bay, bordered by the Afsluitdijk (Enclosing Dike) which is the largest dike in the Netherlands with 32KM long, constructed during 1927-1932, being part of the Delta Works, Seven Modern Wonders.

We will also pass by Ketelbrug, it is a bridge also a dike to get a good feeling of a dike. Unlike the largest one Enclosing dike, it is only 800-metre-long (2,600 ft) bridge opened on 15 June 1970.

Stop At: Giethoorn, Giethoorn, Overijssel Province

Discover a Dutch village only accessible by boat on a day trip to Giethoorn from Amsterdam. Experience the "Venice of the Netherlands" where there are no main roads and all transport is on the water of the many canals. Take 1-hour small electric boat (9 people maximum) led by our friendly guide cruising around the village. Be your own captain, you can even drive the boat to experience a real local lifestyle. See the unique traditional thatch-roof cottages connected to arch-shape wooden bridges (there are over 150 arch-shape wooden bridges in the Giethoorn).

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Stroller accessible"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"In need of wheelchair accessible service, please inform tour operator upon booking."
"If you come with luggage, strollers, or bulk items, please inform tour operator Cherry Travel & Tours in advance."
"If you arrive at the meeting point without notifying of your extra items, luggage, strollers, in case you will not be able to join the tour, you will not get refund."
"Infant of 2 years needs a seat and a baby chair provided by you."
"Cancellations within 24 hours due to failure to inform tour operator for special arrangement will not get refund."
"Infant with less than one ear old, we do not recommend this tour."
"Most travelers can participate"
"Travel with wheelchair, luggage, strollers or bulk items should inform tour operator at the time of booking."
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 09:30 AM
Duration: 9 Hours
Start location: Hotel NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace, Prins Hendrikkade 59-72, 1012 AD Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Professional guide
  • Tour coach or van
  • 1-Hour boat trip on a Whisper Boat in Giethoorn, you may have the fun experience to drive the boat!
  • Entry/Admission - Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm
  • Entry/Admission - Zaanse Schans

Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch


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