Take a day trip from Amsterdam to visit polders, the Ijsselmeer, and a village known as the Venice of the North. Your day begins with a 1-hour drive to Enkhuizen, a quaint 17th century port town on the shores of the former Zuiderzee, now known as the IJsselmeer.
Take a short stroll in Enkhuizen to get an impression of the old town before crossing the IJsselmeer on a 20-kilometer-long dike. You’ll continue on through the reclaimed land, known as polders, passing the new town of Lelystad, the capital of Flevoland.
The highlight of the full-day tour is a visit to the village of Giethoorn. It is known as the Venice of the North as canals serve as the streets of the village, and access is by boat only. You’ll enjoy a 1-hour boat ride through this lovely village, admiring the beautifully restored farm houses along the canals.
There will also be some time to wander around Giethoorn on your own, or to take a break in one of the many cafés. On the way back to Amsterdam, you’ll pass through the scenic landscapes of the Flevoland region.
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We have built our tours to combine the attractions all visitors would like to see, with unknown beauty spots we feel add to the experience.
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Pick-up type: Meeting point & drop-off location
tour departs at 09:00 from the meeting point.
Only people who have pre-booked will be able to join the tour.
Meet at the entrance to the Magna Plaza shopping center, located just behind the Royal Palace on Dam Square.
Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182, 1012 SJ Amsterdam
Please wait at the entrance to the shopping center a few minutes before the agreed departure time. Your guide will find you there.
• Expert local English-speaking guide;
• Visit to Giethoorn;
• 1 hour boat cruise in Giethoorn.
• Personal expenses;
• Gratuities (optional);
This is a long day tour that includes long drives. You will havesome time in Giethoorn to eat a light lunch; and you may also want to bring your own sandwiches.