Till 16th February 2024 openingdays boat tours: Saturday, Sunday, Monday departure weatherproof guided boat tours; outside this timetable possible with only bought tickets only (with a minimum of 10 adult tickets or more)
Boattrips with captain through the picturesque part of Giethoorn, situated in nature environment De Wieden.
There are tours throughout the year
All our skippers are in possession of a boating licence and speak English, German and of course the local dialect. They tell you what's to know about Giethoorn on the route.
Tourboat no. 2 has also an audio system on board with 8 languages (Dutch, German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese Mandarin, Russian, Arab) or use the free app exclusively for our guests on one of the other tourboats.
The big boats are closed, covered and are heated on cold days. With summer temperatures all windows can be flipped open and a part of the sliding roof, so even on the hottest day's you will always have a roof over your head to protect you against the sun.
The Giethoorn sightseeings boattour takes about 1 hour and follows the tourist village route through the narrow canals and under the bridges.
This cruise has fixed departure times and is for both groups as individual visitor's. With online tickets tourboat your seat is guaranteed. Due to restrictions Corona and keeping 1,5 meter social distancing at all times, you will be assigned a seat. Embarkment departure timetable further down this page.
Longer boatcruise (TILL FURTHER NOTICE NO DEPARTURES)
In addition to the standard touristic 1 hour village cruise, longer boattrips are organized. Daily Giethoorn and nature environment De Wieden part of National Park Weerribben Wieden (duration 2 hours). Incidently this tour is cancelled due to few admissions, with an online booked ticket seat secured. If cancelled you will be offered an alternative at the boxoffice
Longer cruises for groups on request. You need to sign up for the 2 hour boattrip by getting your tickets online GiethoornBooking.com
Are you wheelchair bound? Do you guide a wheelchair user? The cruise boats are 100% wheelchair accessible extra info
Rondvaartbedrijf 't Zwaantje has 5 excursion boats in service
When your group is too large for the maximum number of persons per boat, a 2nd or even a 3rd canaltourboat will be driving at the same time (up to ± 175 persons at the same time); This is automatically scheduled by us. Indicator number of wheelchairs is depending on size. Individual ticketholders are allowed also.
Unique in Giethoorn: all our traditional Gieterse excursion boats sail with electric motor using solar power.
Hop on Hop off Giethoorn: (TILL FURTHER NOTICE NO DEPARTURES)
Tourboat up to 44 persons including 1 wheelchair . Equipped with tables and padded seats with backrest (sitting area) and elevator.
Canalboat with upholstered bench with backrest, round seat setup, with wheelchair lift, max. 40 persons including ± 8 (also electric) wheelchairs.
This boat is available for rent for private groups
This boat has besides life guidance, an audio system on board with 8 languages
This boat is equipped with an extra large electric lift accessible for the heaviest wheelchairs, scootmobil or stretcher. Even bedbounded people can easily on board with this lift.
The boat has a capacity of ± 45 people. There is room for about 15-20 wheelchairs; guidance, family members, individual ticket holders, can take place on the upholstered benches with backrest (new 2014).
Sittings are flexible installed: behind each other, in front of each other, creating more space for wheelchair etc.
Like boat 3 but with platform lift for several wheelchair users. This boat is decorated with 25 comforable theatre seats in round seat.
This boat can be booked for a private group
Catering can be booked
Tourboat up to 48 persons, multiple wheelchairs possible. Equipped with tables and padded seats with backrest (sitting area) and elevator.
(TILL FURTHER NOTICE OUT OF ORDER) Open tour boat, max 15 persons, with captain
Private tours with guide in a nice open comfortable boat, minimum duration 1 hour. Pricelist further down the page.
daily 11am, 12 1, 2, 3, 4 pm. In weekend also at 5 pm Reservation Online ticketson Saturday departure at the half hour fe 11.30, 12.30 etc etc
November till 31 December 2023: openingdays Saturday Sunday 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30, Monday, Tuesday, departures 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00; outside this timetable departure boat possible with online tickets only (see conditions at GiethoornBooking.com.
Prices can be found further down this page