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't Zwaantje

Dominee T.O. Hylkemaweg 1 | driveway between Beulakerweg 133 and 135 on the N334, 8355 CD Giethoorn, The Netherlands
+31 521 361 593
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Enjoyable experience

We took a 'fluisterboat'. We came early (best time of the day) and had a seat right in front of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tanja S
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
rented a self operated boat

We rented the self operating motored boat for 2-hours and followed the map given to us. Since there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ninaad D
Dublin, California
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
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Dominee T.O. Hylkemaweg 1 | driveway between Beulakerweg 133 and 135 on the N334, 8355 CD Giethoorn, The Netherlands
+31 521 361 593
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took a 'fluisterboat'. We came early (best time of the day) and had a seat right in front of the boat. Although it was rainy, a panoramic window was opened for us to better see/take photos. Real nice. Taking a boat tour at the...More

Thank Tanja S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented the self operating motored boat for 2-hours and followed the map given to us. Since there are several such self motored rentals the experience is far from romantic and peaceful. There were many amateur tourists who think they can wing maneuvering a motor...More

Thank Ninaad D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rented a boat by this company, online. We arrived earlier and they told us they can not give us the boat, only on the time we ordered..In the meantime we saw that there were other companies ready to rent the boats immediatly and of course...More

Thank Hava K
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

First time to this area and this office seemed packed with people (giving a positive response of course). However it's all fake. If you want to go on a boat tour, pay for the one where you get the boat for yourself. We unfortunately had...More

1  Thank jefftao415
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Getting to Giethoorn from Amsterdam can be tiring and time consuming. The most convenient solution is to take a direct train from Amsterdam Zuid to Zwolle then bus 70 to Giethoorn; alternatively, you can get to Utrecht then take another train to Steenwijk; once in...More

1  Thank R S
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Make sure you reserve your boat online and then your process will go quick. There were people who didn't and they were told to step aside. The boat was nice and clean.

Thank pink_foxxy
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I was taken here while visiting Dutch friends and spent a nice hour or so walking along a small part of the village. As we were only passing time we never hired a boat but I'm sure it would be well worth doing though beware...More

Thank fsphinx
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant offers the perfect package. You start with parking at their own lot, go inside feel if you go back to grandmothers time and enjoy a cup of coffee with apple pie. In the same building you can rent a boat. We did for...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

I usually do not enjoy the boat trips very much (as I have balance problems and I must admit sometimes I get scared), but in this care it was sooooooo relaxing. We arrived half an hour early, but it was no problem since the place...More

Thank alexandra1442016
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We came here for lunch as it shuts early, the place in very typically dutch inside and has lots of character, friendly staff and they do there up most to please you, lovely pancakes sweet or Savoury

Thank meuniercrippsjones
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8 September 2015|
Response from Uri A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Stay away of the 'tZwanatje - it's just a Business for Money, they lack service attiude, the prices are high. if you are looking for a good place to eat go to the - De Grachthof very nice place on the canals. if you... More
28 May 2015|
Response from ZwaantjeGiethoorn | Property representative |
17.00 (5pm)
Sharon M
22 March 2015|
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Response from ZwaantjeGiethoorn | Property representative |
At the ticketbox adult €6,50 p.p. You could also get tickets online with discount on our booking site giethoornbooking com Kind regards,