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't Zwaantje

183 reviews
Giethoorn, The Netherlands
About 't Zwaantje
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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Reviewed 3 days ago

So, today we visited this attraction. The city was beautiful, but the directions given and signs posted by this tour were terrible. Our boat motor also was barely working, but when we called the owner, he didn't answer or respond to our WhatsApp messages. Since...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Melanie R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I took the canal tour. The driver was very nice and a local. He told nice stories and the views were nice. I wouldn’t want to live here because of the crowds but it was a real nice boat ride.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Terrible service, lack of tolerance, very unfriendly. We were in this restaurant a small group, everyone ordered something from the card. there was a child with us, an infant, the child was not allowed to eat his own meal inside the restaurant. We had to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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ZwaantjeGiethoorn, Manager at 't Zwaantje, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2019
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Dit kan geen correcte weergave van de situatie zijn, flesje oid kan in magnetron. Daarentegen maaltijd van viswinkel of supermarkt...More

Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

We can rent out boats from there which can be used to take you through an amazing journey through the canal with beautiful houses along the shores. Can take 1hr,2hr,3hr rides.Prices start from 17€ for an electric boat for 4.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Midz15
Reviewed December 3, 2018

The guide was very kind and sweet. All the people helped us a lot as family. I also recommend the restaurant.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ElviraHelena
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Rented a boat using zwaantje.nl and we embarked on a adventure. This little village is so amazing. Full of picturesque views and history. Definitely a must see,

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ech_zed
Reviewed September 22, 2018

The small village of Hathorn is well known for its network of water channels. When we arrived in the village, we parked the car near the local tourist office, rented an electric boat for 4 and began to sail. The route we chose took about...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AmirFDM
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Rented a boat from them and the service rendered is impeccable! Proficient in English and also explained in great patience ! It really started the whole journey on a wonderful note and a very relaxing time spent there ! Everyone was having a great time...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NA181920
Reviewed July 23, 2018

The place is just average. We had Dutch-style pancakes but those were pretty thick. We also did a boat tour but we didn't hear almost anything from the captain regarding history of the village.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank vassils
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Located at the crossing of main road and main channel, the restaurant serves lunches. Very friendly staff, fast service and cozy atmosphere gives possibility to relaxing. Close to the restaurant located a channel cruise stop. Thus, if you’d like to have an excursion before or...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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September 7, 2015|
Response from UriA_13 | 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
May 28, 2015|
Response from ZwaantjeGiethoorn | Property representative |
17.00 (5pm)
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March 22, 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,