About the village: Giethoorn is located in the north of the Netherlands, about an hour and 20 minute drive from Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport. Sailing through the canals is the number one way to discover the village and the surrounding area, which is a national park. Most convenient is renting your own electric whisper boat, which costs around 30 euros per hour.
How to get there.
By public transport: from Schiphol (or any other station in The Netherlands) take the train to Steenwijk.
See: Journey planner Dutch railways. You can buy tickets through this website.
From Steenwijk to Giethoorn, take line 270, which is the special Giethoorn Express. This bus service runs daily from 10 am to 6 pm and is in use between April and the end of October. Buy tickets at Steenwijk station. Pay attention to the last departure time for your return journey. You can also take the regular bus service, line 70.
Timetable of line 270: Conexxion Giethoorn Express: Steenwijk<>Giethoorn (pdf)
Leave the bus at the Dominee Hylkemaweg stop.
What to expect in the village.
Giethoorn is a calm area. The boats are electric and there are no cars. Along the canals there are various authentic shops and you can visit the museum about the history of the village. There are restaurants on different locations, all from local owners. So certainly don't expect an international coffee or fastfood brand.
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