Renting a boat in Giethoorn, it is certainly too early for that at the moment (February). The boat rental in Giethoorn starts almost everywhere in the spring. Still, we’d like to tell you something about this in Giethoorn renting a boat. Maybe you’re already planning a trip to the beautiful water village. Then you know what to look out for if you want to rent a boat in Giethoorn.


Book a boat on time

In the spring you can still dare to rent a boat on site in Giethoorn Netherlands without maken a reservation. It is still relatively quiet in the village. But in the summer months it is often busy during the boat rental in Giethoorn. It is then really wise to book in advance, to rent another boat in Giethoorn. Then at least you’re sure you’re actually sailing. Because it’s a shame if you’re in the village for a day or more and you haven’t been able to sail … Because honestly, Giethoorn should experience you from the water! Through our booking system you can rent a boat immediately. The great thing is that our prices are equal to what you get at the companies that rent out a boat in Giethoorn.

No waiting time, right on board

So avoid having to wait a long time when you rent a boat in Giethoorn. Or that renting a boat is not going to happen at all, because they’ve all already been rented out. Then your whole plan falls into the water. Booking a rental boat in Giethoorn is very easy and you can do that right now.

Rent boat in Giethoorn or book a cruise

If you want to rent a boat in Giethoorn, you can choose from different types of boats. It depends on your wishes and the company and of course the number of people. If you are with a very large group, you can choose to rent several boats in Giethoorn (also reserve of course). Whatever you can do is book a canal cruise.

Types of boats

There are different types of boats to rent in Giethoorn. You can choose from a boat with a steering wheel,a punt with an outboard engine with steering wheel, a rowing boat, sailboat or a traditional punter. This is a boat that pushes you forward with a so-called punt tree. This is the way people used to move across the water. All rental boats in Giethoorn have a silent electric motor. The boats are therefore also called whisper boat.

Hire whisper boat in Giethoorn

If you’re going to rent a boat in Giethoorn, you’re going to sail in a whisper boat. As the name suggests, sailing with these boats is wonderfully quiet; They’re super quiet. By renting a whisper boat in Giethoorn you can enjoy the beautiful water-rich environment and the specific nature of the area in peace. And you can also understand each other on the boat! In the case of petrol engines, it is quite difficult to get above the sound of the engine.

Is sailing difficult?

You don’t have to be an experienced skipper to rent a boat in Giethoorn and sail in the village. Though a little mate insight is never wrong of course! The landlord will explain to you about the boat and the engine anyway. The boats sail at a leisurely pace and are well controllable and stable. You will sail partly through the village canal, where there will be a little more precise steer than when you sail on the lakes in Giethoorn. There’s really all the space you need.

How long can I rent a boat in Giethoorn?

You can rent boats in Giethoorn by the hour or per day. There are several routes you can sail. You get a map and also on the water the routes are indicated with markings. Tours range from 2 hours to a few hours. Of course, you can also plan a route yourself and have a picnic somewhere along the way. Or put on and get out and grab a terrace or have lunch somewhere.

If you want to know what you can do if you come to Giethoorn for one day, read this article. In this article you can read how best to get to Giethoorn.

Frequently asked questions

Question: Do I need a sailing license to sail in Giethoorn?

Answer: No, you do not need a driving license to sail a boat in Giethoorn.

Q: Can I swim in Giethoorn?

Answer: Yes, it is certainly possible to swim in Giethoorn. The water is clean and is periodically checked by the authorities. The water is about 1 meter deep so it is also ideal for children.

Question: How expensive is a boat trip in Giethoorn?

Answer: This differs from the type of boat you want to rent and for how long you want to rent it. You can rent a boat from € 20.00 per hour.

Question: How long do I need to sail in Giethoorn?

Answer: This depends entirely on you. You can rent a boat from 1 hour, but we also see plenty of people who rent a boat for the whole day. Our advice is to rent a boat for at least 2 hours. In 2 hours you can see the highlights that Giethoorn has to offer. Book your boat here.

Q: Can I bring my own food and drinks?

Answer: Yes, this is no problem at all. How nice it is to enjoy a snack and a drink while you are sailing.

Question: Can I moor the boat when I want to eat at a restaurant?

Answer: Yes, every restaurant has a number of places available where you can moor the boat. This way you can enjoy a bite to eat and drink in peace and just get back on the water afterwards.

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