Are you interested in beautiful Giethoorn? That is a good choice, because Giethoorn is one of the most special places in the Netherlands.
Giethoorn is located in the middle of the Weerribben and Wieden National Park. Be surprised by all the beauty that this unique picturesque village offers you.
Giethoorn at its best
Enjoy, among other things, the beautiful nature in and around Giethoorn. You will discover that a lot of peat was once dug in this area, creating ponds and lakes. Get to know and enjoy this area abounding in water with the ditches and canals that were dug at the time to transport this peat.
You will see in the village how the humpback farms with thatched roofs and characteristic houses are separated by parcel locks. And how the plots are connected with no less than 170 picturesque bridges. Experience how special it is when there are no roads for cars and the village can only be reached on foot, by bike or by water.
Giethoorn is also called the Dutch Venice because of its waterways, bridges and punts. You will experience this unique atmosphere and enjoy walking, cycling or sailing through this beautiful, special and lovely village.
Pittoresque Giethoorn: great waterworld and beautiful little bridges
Giethoorn and the joys of the Josefien
Experience the extraordinary of Giethoorn from the water aboard one of the most beautiful ships in the Netherlands, with all the comfort that the Josefien offers.
The Josefien regularly sails to Giethoorn every year and then moors next to the village on the Beukerskanaal on which freight is transported in the past, but still today. You spend the night on the water, in a comfortable cabin with shower and toilet, you enjoy delicious sustainable organic food.
In short, discover the Dutch Venice by means of a comfortable and unique way aboard Ship Josefien. You are very welcome on board!
You can book the ship as a group as a hotel in Giethoorn, but also as part of a (cycling) sailing holiday in a (long) weekend in which you can discover the beautiful rural surroundings.
For example, visit the Hanseatic cities of Zwolle, Kampen, Hasselt and Zwartsluis during Josefien’s “Hanseatic cities weekend”. This “Hanseatic city weekend”, which also includes Giethoorn, is also very suitable if you are not with a group.
For groups, we also make a tailor-made trip if you want, so that your holiday with Josefien exactly meets your wishes. There are various possibilities to experience the beautiful Giethoorn from very close. A few days, or maybe more. You can also, for example, sail with your group from Zwolle to Giethoorn and back again and determine the further details yourself.
Perhaps you also want to discover other Hanseatic cities, we will make a tailor-made multi-day tour that includes these cities and also Giethoorn. Or you want to add bike rides and beautiful walks to your trip. Feel free to ask us about the possibilities.