Giethoorn parking

Giethoorn parking lots can be found here. Our village is worldwide known as the Dutch water village without roads and cars. In other words, cars can not enter the old part of this authenic Dutch water village. Therefore, we think that this page could be useful for visitors to our village. In fact, just to lead you to the closest parking.

Basic parking info

Giethoorn parking

Parking spaces can be found all over the village. There are, for instance, 3 large parking lots in the center. Thus, 610 parking spaces (green area) have been created there . So, when you enter Giethoorn from Meppel or Zwartsluis, then you come across 7 parking lots with a total of 710 parking spaces (red area). And, when you enter Giethoorn from Steenwijk or Blokzijl , then you come across 2 parking lots with a total of 300 parking spaces (yellow area). Finally, most of the parking lots are free of charge.

All parkings in Giethoorn village are situated close to boatrental companies. As a result, it is park your car and getting on the boat. It  is also often the case that, you have an opportunity to eat and have a drink close to each the Giethoorn parking facilities.

€95 fine for parking outside the lots

Parking in Giethoorn is mostly free of charge. On the other hand, parking in Giethoorn outside the parking zones can cost you €95. It is also enforced. So, be warned.

Read about the corona measures before you visit Giethoorn. If only to avoid disappointment.

If you Google (Giethoorn) for example, Google will guide you to the 3 biggest parking lots (610) in Giethoorn (green area) (P1)-(P2)-(P3). In other words, crowds will gather there the quickest. During the high-season (April-Oktober) it is worth trying to park at one of the smaller parking lots (red area) or (yellow area) . Because, that is the easiest way trying to avoid these crowds.

Parking lots in Giethoorn

All parkings in Giethoorn village are situated close to boatrental companies.
As a result, it is easy to park your car and to get straight on the boat.

P1 (red) parking lot

The first parking lot when you enter our cute village from it's Southern side. In fact, it's the first parking lot on your right when you enter our cute village from Meppel or Zwartsluis.

  • 100 parking spaces (cars)
  • Free of charge
  • Boat rental company (20 boats) nearby
  • Bike rental company nearby
  • Tour boat

P2 (red) parking lot

The second parking lot when you enter Giethoorn from it's Southern side. In fact, it's the second parking lot on your right when you enter our authentic village from Meppel or Zwartsluis.

  • 160 parking spaces (cars)
  • Free of charge
  • Boat and canoe rental company nearby
  • Restaurant
  • Tour boat

P3 (red) parking lot

The third parking lot if you enter Giethoorn from it's Southern side. So, if you enter Giethoorn from Meppel or Zwartsluis then it's the third parking lot on your right.

  • 110 parking spaces (cars)
  • Free of charge
  • Boat and canoe rental company nearby
  • Restaurant
  • Tour boat

P4 (red) parking lot

The fourth parking lot if you enter our authentic village from it's Southern side. In fact, it's the fourth parking lot on your right when you enter Giethoorn from Meppel or Zwartsluis.

  • 130 parking spaces (cars)
  • Free of charge
  • Boat rental company nearby
  • Restaurant

P6 (red)  this parking lot

The sixth parking lot when you enter our village from it's Southern side. So, if you enter Giethoorn from Meppel or Zwartsluis then it's the sixth parking lot on your right.

  • 60 parking spaces (cars)
  • Free of charge
  • Boat and bike rental company nearby
  • Kiosk and restaurant
  • Hotel (34 rooms)

P1-P3 (green) parking lots

Close to the center you can find this area which leads to the 3 biggest parking lots (P1)-(P2)-(P3). In fact, these center parkings are normally the first to be filled up during a regular day. Because, everybody who searches for Giethoorn on 'Google' is send to this center parking area by them. As a result, crowds are often the first to arise there, especially in high season.

  • 610 parking spaces (cars/buses)
  • Free of charge
  • Boat and bike rental companies nearby
  • Restaurants, bars and a supermarket
where to park in Giethoorn

P1 (green) parking lot

This is the biggest center parking lot. If you 'Google' (Giethoorn), you will end up here. In fact, this center parking lot is normally the first to be filled up. In particular, in high season. But, everything is nearby. So, very handy

  • 250 parking spaces (cars/buses)
  • Free of charge
  • Boat, canoe and bike rental companies nearby
  • Restaurants, bars and a supermarkt
  • Airbnb's

P2 (green) parking lot

One of the center parking lots. In fact, this center parking lot is normally the first to be filled up. In particular, in high season. So, come early. On the other hand, everything is nearby. So, very handy.

  • 160 parking spaces (cars/buses)
  • Free of charge
  • Boat, canoe and bike rental companies nearby
  • Restaurants, bars, museums and tourist shops
  • Airbnb's

P3 (green) parking lot

For €4 you can park your car here. However, this center parking lot is normally the first to be filled up. In particular, in high season. But, everything is nearby. So, very handy.

  • 200 parking spaces (cars)
  • €4 a day in 2020
  • Boat, canoe and bike rental companies nearby
  • Restaurants, bars, museums and tourist shops
  • Airbnb's

P1-P2 (yellow) parking lot

These 2 parking lots are first to be found when you enter Giethoorn from it's Northern side. So, when you enter our village from Blokzijl or Steenwijk, these parking lots are situated on your left.

  • 300 parking spaces (cars)
  • Boat, canoe and bike rental companies nearby
  • Restaurants, bars, museums and tourist shops
  • Airbnb's

P1 (yellow) parking lot

For €4 you can park your car here. The advantage of this is that, your car is safely parked behind a barrier. When you 'Google' Binnenpad 14 you will and up at a restaurant. In fact, the parking lot is next to that restaurant.

  • 260 parking spaces (cars)
  • €4 a day in 2020
  • Boat, canoe and bike rental companies nearby
  • Restaurants, bars, museums and tourist shops
  • Airbnb's

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