Giethoorn is surrounded by water, water and water. A very recreational and very pleasant way to explore Giethoorn and its surroundings is to sail! Sailing in Giethoorn can
with your own boat, but of course you can also rent a boat in Giethoorn. Normally you can also rent a whisper boat on site in Giethoorn, but especially in coronatime (covid) reservations are desirable. Boat rental in Giethoorn is fortunately well arranged online. It’s very easy and you’ll always be sure there’s a boat available for you.
Experience Giethoorn from the water; cruise through the canals under the many bridges and explore the vast lakes and surrounding nature.
Explore Giethoorn with a whisper boat
Sailing through the village canal is very good with a whisper boat. Wonderfully quiet and at a safe pace you can then admire the beautiful thatched farms and cottages that line waterfront. There are several beautiful sailing routes that you can sail with the whisper boat. You can be sure to see the most beautiful hotspots. Or maybe you’d rather look up the vastness of the lakes; Here there are miles of freedom outstretched in front of you.
Do you want to know how best to get into Giethoorn? Read this article.
Hire a whisper boat
Whisper boats are called that because they are very quiet. That used to be very different, but the days of simmering and steaming petrol and diesel engines are fortunately already far behind us. The current whisper boats sail with an electric motor. These engines are wonderfully quiet and sail at a speed that is also safe for inexperienced skippers. Book your whisper boat here.
Rent a boat or a punter boat
If you are smart, book a boat online at the boat rental in Giethoorn. Then you are assured of a boat and you can choose the boat that suits you and your company. There are two types of whisper boats for rent in Giethoorn: a punt and a sloop.
The punter is a slightly narrower, smaller boat. You control the whistleboat on the engine behind the boat. The punter is the wooden vessel that was originally sailed in Giethoorn. A more generous model is the boat. This one is a bit higher on the water, you control yourself with a handlebar and offers comfortable space for some more people. The current boats are mostly made of steel or polyester, although you can also rent wooden punters.
Coronavirus (COVID) and Giethoorn
Because of the coronavirus, a lot of things are different right now than we’re used to. The same goes for your vacation. The guidelines require an adjustment from all of us, but also make sure that things can be done again. And otherwise it doesn’t necessarily mean less fun.
Finally, before you book and arrive, please inform the managers of accommodations and boat rentals in Giethoorn what they expect from you in terms of corona guidelines and what their measures are. Also, make sure you are aware of the current RIVM guidelines regarding the coronavirus.