A visit to Giethoorn of course also includes a trip across the water. Imagine you're sitting at the helm of a whispering boat or a sloop all by yourself, supported by a guide during a round trip or you're active in a canoe or in a traditional Giethoorn punter.
For the nearest city to go shopping in, you have to go to Harderwijk. In the summer, the entire square is filled with lovely terraces which are cosy and excellent. In the winter, there is a skating rink where you will absolutely receive a healthy dose of the holiday spirit.
In addition to shops, Harderwijk has plenty more to offer, such as a waterfront boulevard.
Just like Elburg, Kampen is an old market town from the Hanseatic League with a beautiful history. The town is excellent to see and walk through. There are many restaurants and shops. A visit to the harbor is certainly a must.
The village of Nunspeet is the largest village in the municipality with more than 19,000 residents. Nunspeet has a lot to offer as a holiday destination. Woodland, heathland, shifting sands, polder meadows and the Veluwemeer form a varied landscape together. A network of trails will lead you to all the beautiful places as a hiker, cyclist or horse rider. Atmospheric bars, restaurants and shops make Nunspeet a nice day trip!
Utrecht is centrally located within an hour's drive. With its beautiful city center and its beautiful cathedral, this city is more than just shopping heaven. Easy to reach from Nunspeet by train. You may also travel there by car, but you will have to keep the parking costs in mind.
The city of Zwolle is a versatile , sociable city with a various stores-offer(ing). Here you'll find the most well-known shops, which you'll (also) encounter everywhere else in the Netherlands , but you'll also find a large number of exclusive other kinds of shops , as well as little boutiques.