Amsterdam to Giethoorn

How are we getting from Amsterdam to Giethoorn is a frequently asked question in our mailbox. Therefore, we created this page. In other words, we want to help you on your way to Giethoorn village in a country that is foreign to you.


Research conducted by us in 2019 showed that an estimated 19% of the visitors to Giethoorn village were stil in Amsterdam the day before they visited Giethoorn. More than 8 out of 10 times, this group of tourists also had Amsterdam as a base for an average stay of 2.5 days. Based on a minimum of 1 million visitors which Giethoorn village had in 2019, 190.000 of them had to know their way from Amsterdam to Giethoorn village. Together with the many emails about how to get to Giethoorn village from Amsterdam, we have therefore decided to dedicate a page to this topic.

Getting from Amsterdam to Giethoorn? Then these are the options:

1. Public transport: The travel by train takes between 2/2.5 hours for a one-way ticket and costs about EU25 per person. It is sometimes possible to buy a one-way ticket for approximately EU15 per person in the lowseason.

2. Travel by car: the travel takes around 1 hour and 25 minutes to travel to Giethoorn. Most of the parkings in Giethoorn are free of charge.

3. Travel with a taxi/private tourguide: the travel takes around 1 hour and 25 minutes and costs around Eu300/Eu400 for 8 people based on a return.

4. Travel by organised bus tour: The travel takes around 1hour and 40 minutes and costs around Eu90 per person based on a return. Tour including a lunch and boat trip in Giethoorn.





Parking in Giethoorn? Tips and tricks.

There are 3 parkings in Giethoorn for 610 cars total and 20 smaller parkings. Almost all these parking places are free of charge.

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