We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can change this and find out more by following this link

Experience Giethoorn in The Netherlands

Giethoorn, a beautiful canal village nicknamed ‘the Venice of the North’, is just a few hours away from Amsterdam – and is the perfect destination for a day trip or a romantic weekend break

Hannah Lewis / © Katie Wilson-Ells
Hannah Lewis,

Nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North’, Giethoorn is a picturesque village at the centre of Overijssel’s canal system, and one of the most peaceful places in the Netherlands. A must-visit for anyone looking to see a different side of the country, this unexpected haven is only a few hours’ drive or train journey from Amsterdam. Rent a boat or a bicycle to explore the area, with its beautiful waters and charming traditional cottages. The district is home to several great restaurants and cafés, as well as a number of charming guesthouses for anyone who wants to stay a little longer.



Travel Pack