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Tour Enclosing Dike & Giethoorn from Amsterdam

08 Hours30 Minutes

Enjoy the beauty of Giethoorn ''The Venice of the North'' on a boat trip.


Starting from your hotel or cruise ship in Amsterdam, you will be picked up to drive through the Netherlands. You will stop outside of Amsterdam to learn more about the history of the city. Your local guide and driver will tell you about the battle against the water the Dutch are fighting for ages.

Your trip will continue up north to the famous Enclosing Dike, a more than 30 kilometres long wall that blocks the water from the North Sea and keeps a large part of the Netherlands safe and dry. You will stop here to have a look around and for a cup of coffee.

Then, you will drive to Giethoorn for lunch before getting on a boat to see why this unique village is called "Venice of the North".

After an exciting day, your guide will drive you back to Amsterdam.

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    Nowadays called "Venice of the North" as this beautiful village has no streets, only waterways going around the thatch-roofed farms. You will go on a private small open boat together with your guide or join a 1.5-hour canal cruise in a heated and covered canal boat. You will be asked in advance what you would prefer, and this will depend on the weather. Before getting around by boat, you will enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant (included). 

    After the visit of Giethoorn, you will drive back to Amsterdam over newly reclaimed land.

What's Included

A coffee, tea or other drink of your choice at the Afsluitdijk (Enclosing Dike)

You will enjoy lunch (a lunch meal) with two drinks of your choice.

There will be bottles of water for you in the car.

Air-conditioned vehicle

Private transportation

Boat trip in Giethoorn (either a private boat with your guide as skipper or joining a canal cruise)

Know before you go

Infants must not sit on laps

Not wheelchair accessible

You will be picked up at 8 am from your preferred pickup location (hotel or cruise ship).

For a pick up from the airport, there is an extra charge of 50,00 EUR.

Meeting Point

Pick up options can be selected at check out


Dutch, English

Activity Level


Cancellation Policy
  • For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

    Refund of 80% of the tour price.
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EUR 119 / Person
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