Imagine spending Valentine’s day in Giethoorn—a romantic canal cruise, a cup of coffee at a cafe overlooking the thatched homes, and for adventurous couples, biking and swimming are two of the things you can in the village. The Dutch are known to be romantic, so you can say that Giethoorn is one of the best places to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

If you want to make this special day with your significant other, here are some romantic activities you can do in Giethoorn for Valentine’s Day: 

Go On A Heated Canal Cruise

Valentine’s Day in the village is cold, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the canals. You can go on a heated canal cruise that you can enjoy with your beau. It’s nice and cosy, plus you get to learn more about the village. You can check out the tour packages here for Valentine’s Day. 

Spend The Night In Giethoorn

There’s nothing better than sleeping and waking up with the love of your life—and an added bonus? You get to do it in a magnificent village that you won’t see anywhere else. Depending on your preferences, you can check-in at a hotel or if you want something cosier and more intimate, a bed and breakfast in Giethoorn would be perfect. 

Go On A Shopping Spree

Why don’t you spoil your loved one on this day by taking him or her shopping? Or perhaps, you can both treat each other and goo shopping in Steenwijk, Meppel or Zwolle. These are cities near the village that are accessible by bike. That said, you can do two activities at once—cycling and shopping!

Spend Time In Nature

If you both love the outdoors, then spending the day in the village is amazing. Giethoorn is located in the “widen area” of Weerribben-Wieden National Park. Here you can enjoy nature with your loved one, plus there are other activities you can participate in. 

Check Out The Forests

Feeling more adventurous? Head on over to the forest that is only half an hour from Giethoorn, which is the forest de Woldberg. You can also check out the De Eese. Go a bit further, and you’ll stumble upon Drenthe to see the forest holtingerveld. 

Have A Feast

There’s no perfect day to eat everything you want with your loved one but on Valentine’s Day. If you are on a diet, now you have an excuse to indulge in delicious (yet sinful) foods. There are plenty of restaurants in the village that can satisfy your cravings. 

Have a romantic stay in Giethoorn. Tell us about your experience by leaving a comment below!


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