Giethoorn and the Hanseatic city of Zwolle

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Activity Level



Local Experience, Shore Excursion, Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
Person must be able to get in and out of the car and boat (with help);

Maximum travelers: 3



Dutch (fluent), English (fluent), French (advanced), German (fluent), Spanish (basic)

About a pittoresque peat moor village and medieval trade with a private guide

The city of Zwolle was a major player in the medieval Hanseatic trading union which was a cooperation of traders and cities along the North and East Sea shores. Its a story about wealth and success in the east of Holland, where the West of Holland was more into trade with the Orient. Zwolle gives you beautiful buildings and streets as a reminder of great prosperity related to a rich history. Experience the daily pace of life in a typical Dutch city that is not crowded with tourists.

The little water village of Giethoorn is often referred to as "Venice of the North. "
Small houses along small canals still witness the times when the piet moor was exploited. Harsh work in harsh conditions resulted in a now well preserved and lifely setting worth visiting. From poverty to prosperity the village displays itself in a setting that can be best described as a pleasant, picturesque, romantic and photogenic place.


> pick-up at meeting location
> 1, 5 hour drive to Giethoorn
> private boat tour Giethoorn
> walking discovery of the village
> 0, 5 hour drive to city of Zwolle
> guided walking tour city of Zwolle
> back to end location

Lunch in Giethoorn or Zwolle depending on starting time and personal preference.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotel, Cruise Port, Airport/Station, adress > please specify on booking.

End location: Hotel, Cruise Port, Airport/Station, adress > please specify on booking.
( if Pick-up address and End Location differ this might lead to a re-calculation of the price either way).

Duration: 8 hours

08:00 hours is an estimate; likely 09:00 hours due to distance and program


We will travel in a spacious Renault Scenic SUV

What’s Included

> Guiding Services (including hours, personal expenses guide, depreciation, Local Taxes).
> Transportation and fuel
> private canal tour Giethoorn
> walking discovery of Giethoorn and leisure time
> visit Historic museum Giethoorn
> guided walk Zwolle

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 Euro - 30 Euro perperson is an estimate for lunch, drinks and items of personal interest

What’s Extra

Not included are lunch, drinks and expenses for items of personal interest

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