Giethoorn is an cosily and idyllic village in Overijssel, where countless thatched farms are built on small peat islands connected by more than 170 small wooden bridges. Giethoorn is also called “The Little Venice of Holland”. Giethoorn is a typical Dutch village, here you can perfectly see how the Dutch like to live with and on the water. In an environment full of lakes, reed beds and forests, this picturesque village with its many farms with thatched roofs and characteristic wooden bridges. Giethoorn was founded as a settlement of peat fishermen. Peat cutting created ponds and lakes and people built houses on the islands between them. Visit ‘The Venice of Holland’ and enjoy unique farms from the water.
Orchid & Butterfly farm
The most colorful attraction in the Netherlands is De Orchideeën Hoeve in Luttelgeest, with Butterfly Valley and Lorituin, 25,000 m2 of tropical flora and fauna under one roof.
Admire thousands of species of wild and rare orchids, feed the special fish, enjoy beautiful beautiful colors and scents and visit the largest butterfly garden in Europe where more than 2000 butterflies flutter around. The journey through the four different continents is an adventure for young and old!
New attraction is the ‘Floating’ Flower Garden. Visitors come into a fairytale-like world of flowers where thousands of fuchsias, begonias, geraniums, petunias and industrious lies form an infinite cloud. The flower spectacle can be seen in a huge glass greenhouse seven meters high. You become immediately happy; it gives an ultimate summer feeling. There are idyllic gazebos, cozy seating areas and a bistro with all kinds of summer delicacies, so you can enjoy all that beauty at your leisure.
The Orchideeën Hoeve is for all ages and offers something for everyone. The Orchideeën Hoeve is also fun, educational and exciting for children and they can participate in an exciting quest and romp in the Mangrovebos Speelparadijs; a water-rich indoor playground with turtles.
1-hour boat trip on the romantic canals, covered by thatch
farms, wooden bridges and colorful well-kept gardens.
This tour is a good combine with:
Orchid and butterfly farm
Different sights can be applied to the program. Depending on the season or the interest you have. All this goes together with you in consultation
- Orchid and butterfly farm
- Batavia, 17th-century VOC shipyard.
- Largest tulip fields in the country (only in season)
- Windmill in typical Dutch countryside.
- or another request.
guide/driver, English speaking
pickup and drop-off from the place you stay.
Transport by private vehicle
Cup of coffee with apple pie
1 hour boat ride
Food & Drinks
Departure point: Amsterdam or The Hague(additional costs may apply to other cities)
Pick-up-return details: from Hotel, B&B, hostel or apartment
Departure time: 09.00am – 06.00pm (other time possible in consultation)
Duration of availability: 8 hours
Total price: 1-4 people €669,00