If you’re visiting Giethoorn for one day and you’re coming from Amsterdam, here’s a simple guide to help you and make your experience in the village a great one.
From Centraal Station, take a train to Steenwijk. This will take around 90 minutes. When you get to Steenwijk, take the bus no.70. The trip will take about 30 minutes. Go down at the Giethoorn village bus stop.
Amsterdam is 120 km away from Giethoorn. Ideally, it will take you one and a half hour to reach Giethoorn by car. It’s best to leave early so you can avoid traffic jams.
What To Know About Giethoorn
It’s not true that there are literally no roads in the village because there are! However, when you reach the old part of the village, that’s where you’ll notice the lack of roads, except for bike lanes. This is why most of the transportation in the village is done via water. The village has over 180 bridges that connect the houses and streets.
There are tour packages available if you’re coming from Amsterdam to Giethoorn. Here you can see an overview of the tour packages.
What To Do In Giethoorn
The first thing you should do when you get to the village is to rent a boat and go on a tour around Giethoorn. Explore the canals, take photos, and see the thatched-roof farmhouses.
If you leave Amsterdam early, then you will find several restaurants and cafes where you can eat and have high tea in the village.
Enjoy your day in Giethoorn!
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