3. The hidden treasures of central and eastern Holland

During this excursion the treasures of Central and Eastern Holland will be revealed to you in just one day! Experience the famous boat trips along the characteristic canals of beautiful Giethoorn, visit the royal palace 'Het Loo' in Apeldoorn and discover the historic centre of Deventer and Zutphen!

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You will be picked up at your hotel at the start of the day (around 8.00 AM). We will drive a touristic route to Giethoorn so that you will simultaneously witness glimpse of the real Dutch 'polder landscape' which is below sea level. As soon as we arrive in Giethoorn your guide will give you a tour across the centre, where after you will experience the famous boat trip through the eccentric canals.

After the visit to Giethoorn we will drive to the Royal Palace 'Het Loo' situated in Apeldoorn. Here you will experience a guided tour through the 17th century palace and its adventitious magnificent royal gardens. Here you will have the unique experience to have a short lunch and independently discover the gorgeous scenery around you.

After this short stop we will drive towards the Hanseatic cities of Deventer and Zupthen. These cities owe their rich history to their location alongside the river named 'de Ijssel'. Because of their strategic location the cities had centuries of thriving trade with other cities (abroad), counties and duchies. Today you will have the unique opportunity to get a guided tour in both Hanseatic cities! This will of course include the historical 15th century inner-centre, city walls and the river 'de Ijssel'.

To mind: all excursions will be perfectly adjusted to your desire to fully accommodate all your wishes.

Departure from hotel:     08.00 AM
Returning at hotel:          06.30 PM


  • Transfer with luxurious touring class coach (incl. air-conditioning, seatbelts, dvd and toilet).

  • Boat trip Giethoorn;

  • Admission ticket and guided tour Royal Palace 'het Loo';

  • Guided tour Giethoorn, Deventer & Zutphen;

  • English speaking guide (multilingual optional);

  • Free unlimited mineral water for all guests (incl. hot water for tea/noodles);


  • Lunch and additional personal expenses.  

There will always be an English speaking guide present during all ZOYO Travel excursions.  

Our guides are specialised in guiding of (individual) excursions throughout the entire country. During the excursions the guide will take all necessary actions to make your ZOYO-experience one to remember. For instance giving A-class guided tours, arranging your entry-tickets, care for your lunch and all other affairs needed to let you enjoy a wonderful experience.  In addition the guide will always adjust to your desire to fully accommodate all your wishes.

Unquestionably will all of our guides speak English and above that it is certainly possible to choose for an (optional) multilingual guide (Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Spanish and many more).