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Cruise through Giethoorn with guide

The canal cruise through Giethoorn takes an hour. While enjoying a cup of coffee or tea, you sail through the narrow canals, between the old farms and over the lake of Giethoorn. Our expert guides will tell you all about the history of the village and point out the most beautiful spots. If you have foreign guests, the story can also be told in English or German.

However, if you want to sail for longer than one hour through beautiful Giethoorn, then a two-hour trip may also be possible. Our two-hour cruises first sail through the old center of Giethoorn and then through National Park Weerribben-Wieden. If you want to make this trip, you can submit a request. NB! the 2-hour tour only sails if you are with 10 people or more.

Cruise times through Giethoorn

We have several boats that all sail several times during the day. During the high season (Summer months + all weekends), the one-hour village tour departs on average every half hour between 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM. If you want to take a cruise late in the afternoon, make sure you are with us before 4:00 PM so that you can always join the last cruise.

Through our booking system you can see the exact available departure times per day. Click here for an overview of available times.

Canal Cruise Giethoorn 1-hour village tour

Our tour boat sails for one hour through the center of Giethoorn and across the lake. The boat goes past the old farms and under the bridges. The skipper tells all kinds of details about Giethoorn. The prices include a cup of coffee / tea / lemonade / water  
TypeRental price 2022
Children 4-12 years€5,--
Children 0-3 yearsFree-
Buses/groupsMail for Price to info@zuideinde.nl
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Canal Cruise Giethoorn Private tour

We sail every day with the regular 1-hour trip. During this tour you sail along with other people in the tour boat. However, if you want the boat for yourself, you can rent the boat in its entirety for a private trip. A private tour is mainly suitable for family days, birthdays or anniversaries. The prices include a cup of coffee / tea / lemonade / water


HoursPrice 2022
1-Hour Private Boat TourFrom €195
2-Hours Private Boat TourFrom €380


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Canal cruise in Giethoorn for groups and groups

Our company offers countless possibilities for groups. For many years now, we have been providing cruises for staff parties, family outings and day trips for bus companies. As a result, we have a suitable tour boat for every group, so that you can sail with your own group. We have 6 large tour boats, so the maximum group size is 250 people. It is possible to extend the beautiful canal cruise through Giethoorn with a trip through the beautiful nature reserve “De Wieden”. It is also possible to moor in the village, so that you can view one of the many beautiful museums, walk in the center or just enjoy a cup of coffee.

Numerous variants are possible in consultation. If you want to know more about the possibilities, click here

Would you like to know more about group rates? Mail to info@zuideinde.nl

Electric Tour Boat

Since 2021, Rondvaart Zuideinde has had a fully electric tour boat. The tour boat has already transported many passengers silently through the canals of Giethoorn in the summer of 2021. In order to allow even more people to enjoy the benefits of an electric canal boat, an order was placed in the same year for the construction of a second electric canal boat. This new boat is expected to be ready for use before the summer of 2022.