There are 4 ways to get from Giethoorn to Zaanse Schans by bus, train, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 270 bus, train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the line 270 bus from Giethoorn, Kerkweg to Steenwijk, Station 270 / ...
  2. Take the train from Steenwijk to Almere Centrum
  3. Take the train from Almere Centrum to Amsterdam Centraal
  4. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zaandijk Zaanse Schans

$28 - $52

Cheapest option

Train, line 391 bus  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Steenwijk to Lelystad Centrum
  2. Take the train from Lelystad Centrum to Amsterdam Centraal
  3. Take the line 391 bus from Amsterdam, Centraal Station IJzijde to Zaandam, Zaanse Schans 391

$26 - $48

2 alternative options

Night bus, line 391 bus  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the night bus from Zwolle to Amsterdam Centraal Snelbus i.p.v. trein
  2. Take the line 391 bus from Amsterdam, Centraal Station IJzijde to Zaandam, Zaanse Schans 391

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Giethoorn to Zaanse Schans 82.2 miles

$20 - $29

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Giethoorn to Zaanse Schans. However, there are services departing from Giethoorn, Kerkweg and arriving at Zaandam, Zaanse Schans via Zwartsluis, Busstation, Zwolle and Amsterdam, Centraal Station IJzijde. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 14 min.

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The distance between Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans is 90 km. The road distance is 131.5 km.

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The best way to get from Giethoorn to Zaanse Schans without a car is to line 270 bus and train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Giethoorn to Zaanse Schans, including transfers.

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Giethoorn to Zaanse Schans bus services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Zwolle station.

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Giethoorn to Zaanse Schans bus services, operated by Connexxion, arrive at Zaandam, Zaanse Schans station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Giethoorn to Zaanse Schans is 131 km. It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to drive from Giethoorn to Zaanse Schans.

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There are 2935+ hotels available in Zaanse Schans. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Giethoorn to Zaanse Schans.
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  • Distance: 56.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

What companies run services between Giethoorn, Netherlands and Zaanse Schans, Netherlands?

There is no direct connection from Giethoorn to Zaanse Schans. However, you can take the line 270 bus to Steenwijk, Station, take the walk to Steenwijk, take the train to Almere Centrum, take the train to Amsterdam Centraal, take the train to Zaandijk Zaanse Schans, then take the walk to Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Giethoorn to Zaanse Schans via Steenwijk, Station, Steenwijk, Lelystad Centrum, Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam, Centraal Station IJzijde, and Zaandam, Zaanse Schans in around 4 h 11 min.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Steenwijk to Almere Centrum
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Almere Centrum to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zaandijk Zaanse Schans
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Steenwijk to Lelystad Centrum
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Lelystad Centrum to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
OV Regio IJsselmond
Phone
900 - 266 63 99
Website
ovregioijsselmond.nl
Bus from Giethoorn, Kerkweg to Steenwijk, Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ovregioijsselmond.nl
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Amsterdam, Centraal Station IJzijde to Zaandam, Zaanse Schans
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Night bus from Zwolle to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Once a week
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com

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