A Giethoorn trip cannot be complete without making a boat tour.
You can rent boats everywhere; here are some websites:
Broer boat rental traditional sailing boats
Smit whisperboats & canoes
Zuideinde canal boat tour
The main attraction of Giethoorn of course is the water and there are several places where one can rent a boat or a canoe.
We did not rent our boat here, that is because we wanted a so called 'whisper' boat, a boat that s powered by a motor that makes little noise.
Equipment: Not needed to bring anything, if you are a sensible boater, little will happen.
At that time our youngest still had a trachea tube, and despite the fact that most people do not go on the water with such a child, it can be done if one is sensible.
Next to the many whisper boats you can hire
Canoes, Kayaks and little rowing and sailboats. There are a lot of boathire stations! Just pick one!