Boattour with guidance

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.

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Tourist tour
The standard 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 (booking recommended) as individual visitor's. Individual guests do not need to sign up but full = full. Tickets are available at the box office or (cheaper) online, see info at the bottom of this page. With an online ticket your seat is guaranteed. Embarkment departure timetable further down this page.

Longer boatcruise
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

wheelchair friendly canalboats with elevator 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: Dayticket valid on city and or nature tour, different stops in the village.

(the watertaxi is not for indivuduals only groups) The group accommodation Samen Een or the Kraggehuis are only accessible by boat. We take care of the transport of the group and luggage to these locations.
More information at

Own food/drink is not allowed in the tourboat

Canalboat 1 canalboat wheelchair friendlyaccessible to wheelchairbound peope giethoorn canaltouring boat

Tourboat up to 44 persons including 1 wheelchair. Equipped with tables and padded seats with backrest (sitting area) and elevator.

Canalboat 2 
							canal boat wheelchair access for the disabled, disabled access, electric wheelchair, rollator, blind and visually impaired, strollercanaltourboat 3 extra large wheelchairlift giethoorn

Lounge canalboat with upholstered sofa 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

Canalboat 3 
							canal boat wheelchair access for the disabled, disabled access, electric wheelchair, rollator, blind and visually impaired, strollerrondvaartboot 3 extra large wheelchair accessible lift giethoorncanalride boat also accessible to electric wheelchair giethoorn

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.

Canalboat 4 
							canal boat wheelchair access for the disabled, disabled access, electric wheelchair, rollator, blind and visually impaired, strollercanal cruise boat 4 accessible to wheelchair en disabled peope with theater seats for a comfortabel boat ride Giethoorn and surroundings

Like boat 3 but with platform lift for several wheelchair users. This boat is decorated with comforable theatre seats in round seat.

This boat can be booked for a private group and is very suitable for a wedding,farewell or meeting

Catering can be booked

Canalboat 5 canalboat wheelchair friendlyboat 2018

Tourboat up to 48 persons, multiple wheelchairs possible. Equipped with tables and padded seats with backrest (sitting area) and elevator.

Open canal cruise boat open tour boat cruises Giethoorn

Open tour boat, max 15 persons, with captain

Timetable departure tourboat

WINTER SEASON City tour 1 hour deparature at 11, 12 am, 1, 2 and 3 pm; the tourboat is heated

SUMMER SEASON Standard touristic Giethoorn cruise duration 1 hour departure daily every hour*: 10 (only groups more then 15 pers.) 11 am, 12, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm At 5 pm on Saturday, Sunday and summer only if enough passengers
With enough passengers we depart every half hour
The open tourboat departs with dry weather every hour, on the half hour, starting 10.30 am

Boattour Giethoorn village and nature daily (ONLY IN PERIOD 6 APRIL TILL 29 SEPTEMBER 2019) at 1 and 3 pm* duration ± 1,45 hour with online tickets only

* Guaranteed departure with a minimum number of passengers of 8
Especially in early and late season departure times can be cancelled due to insufficient participation. To avoid disappointment (full or cancelled) it is recommended to order tickets online. For online booked tickets (1 hour tour) is a guaranteed departure even in case of not enough participants

The captain decides which boat will take off

Sailing times private groups and arrangements on reservation between 10 am and 5 pm

Prices can be found further down this page

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