Paul van Gaalen
To make your trip to Giethoorn even more immersive, our interactive guide will pilot you
through this outstanding wildlife reserve with lots of fun and informative games along the
Collect your login code at our boatyard to begin your adventure afloat. Navigate between
waypoints, picking up clues, completing missions and discovering the history of the village,
its ancient crafts and unspoiled nature. Guided by GPS, you will steer yourself confidently
through the most beautiful parts of Giethoorn’s canals and wetlands.
Listen to stories from the village, explore its fascinating history through our archives and
discover what is being done to preserve this unique environment for future generations.
The virtual tour is suitable for young and old. Alone, with the whole family or as a team
outing. The on-board scoring can even make it into a competition as you tackle a quiz, solve
a puzzle, or play a mini-game. Packed with interesting facts and captivating stories, our app
is guaranteed to make your visit an unforgettable experience.
The cost of the virtual tour guide is €15 and can be booked when renting one of our punter dinghies. If you have your own boat, please contact the boatyard. We will be happy to discuss the possibilities.
The only thing you need is a phone with a 4g connection to download the MooveGo app. Make sure there is enough space for the software. The app only works on Android 9 or IOS 12 and, of course, all later versions. At the boatyard, you will receive detailed instructions with a QR code ’ticket’ to experience the tour. The tour is currently only available in Dutch.
Giethoorn is a very special village nestled within a magical landscape of lakes, waterways, marsh forests and quaking bogs. But these waterlands are not a natural phenomenon, they have been shaped by peat cutters and reed harvesters working hand in hand with nature over hundreds of years. This story of the relationship between people and the land is an important one that deserves to be told. As the people shaped the land, so the land shaped the people. This was also the inspiration behind our interactive tour. Learn all about Giethoorn’s peat and reed cutters and their fleet of traditional shallow-draft boats - the workhorses of the village without which the farmers would have been lost.
Let us guide you as you gently glide down Giethoorn’s narrow waterways passed flower-filled meadows, peatlands and reed beds. Relax as you float along the water listening to the sounds and really taking in the unspoiled nature of the breathtaking Weeribben Wieden National Park. Then explore Giehoorn’s picturesque village cen- tre and let yourself be surprised by the countless small wooden bridges, beautifully landscaped gardens, and gorgeous thatched farmsteads on their individual private islands.
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