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Address: Dominee T.O. Hylkemaweg 1 | driveway between Beulakerweg 133 and 135 on the N334, 8355CD Giethoorn, The Netherlands
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+31 521 361 593
10:00 - 20:00
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Professional canal cruise company which provides guided tours through the...

Professional canal cruise company which provides guided tours through the Dutch Venice: Giethoorn. Boat-, bikes and Canoerental. Restaurant with typically Dutch cuisine like pancakes, sandwiches, meat and fish plates, dinners and grill, also pizza and pasta's like spaghetti.'t Zwaantje has it's own large parking (free for guests) and is situated directly next to the busstop center Giethoorn.All the boats, including the canaltouring boats, are driven by electrical engine. The guided tour is with life guide in Dutch, German and English or via audiotour. Going with a socalled whisperboat yourself, maps available in Dutch, German, English, French, Spanish and Italian.

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Boat trip through one of the most picturesque Dutch villages

We had taken a 1 hour guided boat trip through this fairy-tale-like village. This guided trip is safe and good when you are travelling with family. The money is worth it. However... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 1 hour boat trip took you through the main canals and out onto the lake, before re-entering the canals to return, passing some very different landscape and houses. Sections had started to ice up when I was there mid-November, which meant they would not rent self-drive boats, a disappointment as there was so much more to see beyond the... More 

Thank codym481
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had taken a 1 hour guided boat trip through this fairy-tale-like village. This guided trip is safe and good when you are travelling with family. The money is worth it. However if you are a bit more adventurous you can also opt for the self driven boats. When we visited Giethoorn we saw the colors of autumn. Since it... More 

Thank IntoTheOblivion2016
Chania Town, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very nice activiy, takes 1 hour and you learn many things about Giethoorn by the ''captain'' a lot! Don't forget to spend time to go around the village by bicycle!

Thank Apostolos32
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide from Amsterdam got us here almost ten minutes late and the nice young captains held the boat for us. We got some looks from others on the boat, but the company was very accommodating and the boat was just about to capacity. The captains were nice and entertaining, they did a great job explaining the town to... More 

Thank Lori H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We rented a whisper boat on a two hour tour for 40 euros. On the day we went it was cloudy and was the first overcast day for a couple of weeks so the tourist numbers were down. The first part of the trip was so lovely through the canals with lovely houses and restaurants alongside. then out onto the... More 

Thank ye12013
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful day out highly recommended. Completely wheelchair/disabled friendly we took the 2 hour trip. You exit the village on one side and enter on the other. Our trip took in the beautiful man made lake and marsh land. The village itself is very picturesque with thatched houses costing in the region of half a million. Each house is... More 

Thank TjibsnCat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed 1.5 hour boat tour by myself and 3 hours bike. The place is amazing! The houses are so cute and every house has good landscapes.I think this is the most beautiful and most enjoyable place I have been visited in my whole life. If you will visit Amsterdam in the future, you must come here to enjoy it.... More 

Thank yilanw2016
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great time while doing the tour. The place itself its superb, and appreciating it from the water makes it even more special. The driver was very friendly and spoke to us the whole trip. You can choose whether to go on an hour trip or a two hour trip that also goes into nature. Prices range from... More 

Thank Louiedica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I rented a whisper boat with an electric motor and steering wheel. It cost 20 euros for an hour and we were given a map with a route that was very easy to follow. We were the first ones out on the canals as we were in the village by 9am. It was a peaceful and relaxing... More 

Thank Lavinia K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We had 2h boat tour and still we were late, we got the boat quite fast since we booked it online, I think it was about 55€ and we needed to give 50€ as a deposit that later we got back. we didn't make any stop, just keep driving, but the boat was so slow! At some pont I thought... More 

Thank Pepusina
ZwaantjeGiethoorn, Manager at 't Zwaantje, responded to this review

Thank you for your input. Just to clarify for other customers. At the moment there are a lot of waterplants growing in the water. This is quit often the reason a boat slows down, the plants curle around the propellor of the motor and if not taken of, it will slow down to prevent the cables to get to heated... More 

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