It’s a 2 hrs drive from Amsterdam Central. Either be patient enough to drive by yourself or you can take a day tour as I did from “Tours & Tickets “. You can find a lot of tour options from Amsterdam Central.
Inclusive : *A 9 hours tour for Giethoorn & Enclosing dike.
* 1 hr traditional boat cruise in Giethoorn.
* Stop at Afsluitdijk.
All of this for €85 per person.
A bus takes you from Amsterdam to our so called “Dutch Venice”
You will discover the picturesque canals by boats and see the 18th , 19th century farmyards hidden among the trees and the wooden bridges.
This little town in the Netherlands nestled amongst a never-ending series of canals and waterways. The only way to navigate most of the town is by boat. In fact, the postman still delivers mail to local residents by boat to this day.
History : Way back in time the peat diggers took peat from the soil which was used as fuel. To transport the peat they dug ditches and canals which resulted in the present structure of Giethoorn village.
The traditional transportation is by handmade wooden boats called “Punters”