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North Holland Sailing trips & boat tours

Our most recommended North Holland Sailing trips & boat tours

Aalsmeer: Traditional Dutch Barge Lake Cruise

1. Aalsmeer: Traditional Dutch Barge Lake Cruise

Experience an alternative side to Aalsmeer as you sail through the town's canals on an authentic electric barge. Sail past sights such as the De Zwarte Ruiter mill and the Het Oosterbad natural pool. Meet your guide and step on board the barge to begin your journey through the waters surrounding Aalsmeer and Schipol Airport. Travel back in time as you travel on the 'electric whisper boat', a traditional Giethoorn barge that has been modernized for sustainable travel through the Oosteinderplassen. Sail along the Haarlemmermeer and enjoy panoramic views of Schipol Airport. You may even get to see airplanes taking off and landing. Finish your tour in the nature reserve and sail past the De Zwarte Ruiter mill and the Het Oosterbad natural pool.

Giethoorm & Exploring the North of The Netherlands Tour

2. Giethoorm & Exploring the North of The Netherlands Tour

Your private guide will drive you directly to the picturesque village of Giethoorn ( 75min ). The centre of the village is car-free so the only way to get around is by boat or on foot. Your guide will transform himself into your captain and welcome you on board a typical 'punter', a small Dutch flat bottomed boat designed to sail in shallow waters for a private one hour tour through Giethoorn. After you're back on dry land you'll join your guide for a short walking tour giving you another perspective on this picture perfect little village. After leaving Giethoorn you'll drive through the countryside to Hasselt, a storybook village off the beaten path. In Hasselt you'll wander with your guide through the old town’s cobblestone streets, learn about its history and why it's named 'Little Amsterdam'.

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An experience of a lifetime!

While everyone knows Venice, very few have heard of Giethoorn - a small village in Netherlands which has no roads. This pristine village is probably the closest backdrop to the fairy tales that we have often read/heard in our childhood. Apart from the picturesque location, we were also impressed by our tour guide Steven, who was very friendly and had a great sense of humor. We enjoyed his titbits about the area and the local culture (something that cannot be found on the internet). Overall, an amazing experience!

We were really impressed by Steven, our guide for this private Giethoorn tour! Nice drive from Amsterdam city to Giethoorn with Steven’s detailed introduction on the attractions. Boat trip was nice and relaxing, and it’s a wonderful way to explore this beautiful village. Lunch at a local cafe was another great point to mention. We got to experience yummy Dutch food and the Genievre! This day tour is Really worth it!

Very personal tour - tailored to our needs.

Awesome experience, like a fairy-tale. This tour was a highlight of our 2-week trip through Europe. - Steve was a great guide.

Top tour with a very nice guide, lots of information in a relaxed atmosphere

Its was great trip and the guide ( steven ) he was great really great