Giethoorn, there are the wildest stories about our picturesque village. With this, tourists are sometimes assigned the correct but often incorrect information. In addition to the frequently asked questions, we have also written an article with fun facts.
Frequently asked questions about Giethoorn
To give you a good idea, we have written down the most common questions with corresponding answers.
Can you come to Giethoorn by car?
Of course you can come by car to Giethoorn. On the next page you can describe in detail how to get to Giethoorn.
Is Giethoorn a museum?
No, Giethoorn is not a museum. However, a lot of (foreign) people think so. There are about 2600 people living in Giethoorn.
Where is Giethoorn?
Giethoorn is located in the Kop van Overijssel in the Weerribben-Wieden area. Giethoorn is 10 car minutes from Steenwijk and 30 car minutes from Zwolle. Here you can find out how best to get to Giethoorn.
Can I walk through the garden of a house?
No, it is not allowed to walk through the garden of a house or farm. People live in the houses and farms you see. And tell yourself: would you like to see someone walking through your garden uninvited?
Can I only come to Giethoorn to sail a boat?
Besides boat boating there are still plenty of activities to do in Giethoorn. There are also many restaurantsand museums and you can take beautiful walksand bike rideshere. In short; Giethoorn has something for everyone.
What time does Giethoorn open?
Giethoorn is open 24×7, 365 days a year. It is a picturesque village and not a museum. Of course you are welcome to visit The Netherlands Venice!
Is Giethoorn open today?
Giethoorn is open every day. After all, it is not a museum but simply a village where inhabitants live.
Does Giethoorn have an address?
For those who think Giethoorn is a museum, it’s a cheat. There are real people living in Giethoorn. There is therefore no specific address to which you can set the navigation. If you need an address you can fill in the ‘beulakerweg’ in the navigation. The beulaker road is a road that runs through Giethoorn.
Boat rental Giethoorn / Giethoorn boat rental
In Giethoorn you can rent a boat on the spot at different places. This may work out fine, but it may also be that you are to late and that there is no boat for rent anymore. There are only a certain number of boats available every day which you can rent. Every day many tourists come to Giethoorn. Thanks to our booking system, you can rent all your boat well in advance. This can be done via this link. What is good to know is that you pay the same price with us as if you rent a boat from one of the boat rental companies.
Do you have to pay an entrance fee to enter Giethoorn?
You don’t have to pay an entrance fee to enter Giethoorn. You can park for free almost anywhere and some museums are also free to visit. Do you own a boat? Absolutely fine; you sail your boat on one of the lakes. If you want to undertake an activity there are often costs involved, the same applies if you want to rent a boat or something to eat or drink somewhere.
Can I swim when I rent a boat?
Of course this is allowed! Nothing is better than taking a lovely dip in one of the lakes on a beautiful day. Because you can stand in most places it is wonderful to stay. So don’t forget to bring your bikini or swimsuit when you visit our picturesque village. Briefly reminder: because it is so shallow in most places, diving from the boat is not always an enjoyable experience 😉
Can I hang on to the boat when I’m in the water?
It’s not forbidden to hang on to the boat while you’re going full steam ahead, but whether it’s smart, we doubt. We understand that it is super fun and cool to do this but realize that there is a screw behind the boat. When it’s off, then there is no problem, but when you’re sailing it spins around. It seems pretty painful to us when you come in here with your foot.
Can I work in Giethoorn?
Yes, this is for sure possible. During the high season (April till November) all the companies looking for staff to help them out. Did you know that every year there are of a million of visitors who is coming to visit out little village. It is a big benefit if you know multiple languages like Dutch, German, English and/or Chinese. You can send us a message if you like to work in Giethoorn and/or surrounding. If this isn’t what you want but you want to work in travel and tourism maby you can have a look on this website. They have a lot of good options what will work out for you.
What do I need when I go swimming in Giethoorn?
First of all, of course, your swimsuit or bikini. On a beautiful day, sunscreen, sunglasses and a cloth or umbrella are also wise to take with you. It is also advisable to wear swimming shoes when you are going to swim in Giethoorn. Unfortunately, it sometimes happens that somebody throws something overboard instead of throwing it in the trash (glass, rubbish or something else). It would be a huge downer when, after a nice day in Giethoorn, you end up in the emergency room with a cut in your foot.
And ow yes; Don’t forget your good mood, either. After all, you are a day out and you can enjoy it! 🙂
Giethoorn and Corona (COVID)
Because of Corona we only rent according to the guidelines of the RIVM (CLICK FOR MORE INFO) and rules of the government (CLICK FOR MORE INFO), check out here a small selection of this measure (CLICK HERE).
There is a BICYCLE BAN village Giethoorn (Binnenpad, Zuiderpad, Langesteeg)
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