Things To Do in Giethoorn

Although for most, the best thing to do in Giethoorn is to chill and admire the canals, ponds, and scenery, there are more possibilities to spend your free time here. See our recommendation below!

Giethoorn Activities and Tours

The most obvious thing you can do is to explore the waterways by boat, cruise, or canoe. You can take private tours or individual boats, or you can just book. With our local partner, we offer many possibilities: More Info Here

Boat Giethoorn

Boating Giethoorn

We offer for rent different types of boats such as Whisper-boat, Sloops, Console-boat, or Traditional boats. Check here for availability.

Canal Cruise Giethoorn

Canal Cruise

The canal cruise is probably the most popular choice in Giethoorn. We offer various options including private, group, or VIP tours. Chethoorn canals is probably the most popular option

Canoe Giethoorn

Canoe and SUP

If you're tempted to be more active on Giethoorn's calm waters, you can take a canoe for a ride or try a stand-up paddle too.

Other Activities and Things To Do in Giethoorn

Can you walk around Giethoorn?

If you prefer to spend time on land instead, you can walk around Giethoorn or rent a Bike or a Solex and explore the village and its surroundings. You can explore the Dutch countryside with farm animals and endless fields by cycling. We also have some games and tour activities for a more entertaining experience during your stay here.

Museums in Giethoorn

Besides exploring its rural environment and its beautiful surroundings, you could spend an amazing time exploring the local museums:
Het Olde Maat Uus Museum

“Het Olde Maat Uus” Museum​

You can walk in the Museum “Het Olde Maat Uus” where you can see and experience how a typical farmhouse in Giethoorn looked like a century ago.
The museum is open Monday-Saturday from 11.00-17.00 and Sundays from 12.00. Admission is 4 euros for an adult and 1 euro for a child.

Histomobil Museum Giethoorn

The Histomobil

If you are interested in old cars, there is also a specialized museum here. The Histomobil provides a vast collection of cars, motorcycles, and carriages.

Museum de Oude Aarde

Museum de Oude Aarde

Museum de Oude Aarde Another interesting museum is the Museum de Oude Aarde, where many gemstones and minerals are found. Adults can enter for 3.50 euros and children for 2.50. From March to October, it is open from 10:00 to 18:00, and between November and March, it is open from 10:00 to 17:00.


Games and Specials

From Mini-Golf, Archery, or Tour games, discover how you can spend a great time during your stay in Giethoorn!

Canal Cruise Giethoorn

Giethoorn Tours

Make the most of your holiday in Giethoorn and spoil yourself by choosing one of the tours available: we have a wide variety to suit all tastes and budgets.

Giethoorn Food and Drink

Food and Drinks

No holiday is complete without a memorable dining experience. Discover our offer and enjoy your holiday to the full.

Hotels in Giethoorn

Giethoorn is best known for its rural environment and tourism. Follow this link to find a place to Stay in Giethoorn – a wide selection of hotels and bed&breakfasts reviewed by other visitors.
Hotel BB d'Olde Smidse
B and B Giethoorn
Hotel de Harmonie
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