Bus Day Tour to Giethoorn and Afsluitdijk

€89.00 €75.00

Giethoorn is a peaceful village in the province Overijssel that is often referred to as the “Little Venice” of the Netherlands, due to its numerous waterways and the absence of roads and cars. Its beautiful canals, picturesque wooden bridges, and farmhouses with centuries-old thatched roofs give it a unique fairy-tale vibe.

The tour will take you from Amsterdam to Giethoorn by bus, where you will cruise the canals by boat and have time to explore the villiage by your own. 

As most of Giethoorn is only accessible by boat, it has become famous for being a village without roads. It borders the Weerribben-Wieden National Park, which is the largest fen in north western Europe. During the trip, you’ll see the beautiful waterways and old farmhouses that line their banks and experience the peace, tranquillity, and natural beauty of this magical place.

You will also have free time to explore this fairy-tale village without roads on your own and take pictures. Besides its fame as a village without roads, Giethoorn village is also known for its excellent restaurants where you'll be able to eat some lunch (not included).

This is an unforgettable experience and a great way to escape the city to unwind. The Giethoorn bus tour departs from Amsterdam Central Station, you have to come to the meeting point by yourself.

  • Explore the ‘Green Little Venice’ of the Netherlands
  • Including 1 hour traditional Giethoorn canal tour
  • Photo stop at the spectacular Afsluitdijk
  • Departure weekly
  • Professional tour guide and driver
  • Duration: Around 9 hours
  • Departure from Amsterdam Central Station
  • Touring Bus Tour

Departure Dates:

October 23 - March 23: Monday, Friday

March 23 - May 31 : Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

June 1 - October 22: Daily Departure


Instruction of Booking This Tour

  1. Please write down your Travel Date. (Note: Please check available dates above)
  2. Please write down your correct contact number and email address at the order page. The address is used for your invoice only.
  3. After your payment, we will send to you e-ticket(s) and confirmation guideline by email within few minutes (sometimes it might take longer).  
  4. Please check your tour date, time and departure address on your e-ticket(s).
  5. If your chosen date is not available (Sold out), we will contact you by email for an alternative date. Or we will cancel your order and refund your payment. 


Instruction of Using Tickets

  1. Present your e-ticket(s) at the meeting point of Amsterdam Central Station, simply show it from your smart phone.
  2. You don't need to wait in the queue.
  3. No need to print out the ticket(s).
  4. Please arrive and check in 15-30 minutes before the tour depature time.
  5. Please be present on time, touring bus departures on schedule. Bus doesn't wait. 


Tour Departure Place: Amsterdam Central Station

Meeting Point Address: IJ-Passage, De Ruijterkade 34a

Tour Depature Time: 10.00 

  • 10.00 - 11.30 Depature and travel to Giethoorn
  • 11.30 - 15.30 Giethoorn, including one hour boat cruise
  • 15.30 - 16.30 Travel to Afsluitdijk, the longest enclosure dike in the world
  • 16.30 - 17.00 Afsluitdijk
  • 17.00 - 18.30 Travel back to Amsterdam

Note: The time schedule might be slightly different depending on real traffic situation on the tour date


  • Adult: 13+ years old
  • Child: 4-12 years old
  • This ticket is non-refundable and non-changeable