Giethoorn: The Village With No Roads

Giethoorn is a beautiful and a well-known tourist village in the Netherlands.

They call it “Little Venice”, Why? This village has no roads or any modern transportation at all, all transport is done by water over the many beautiful canals. There are about 4 miles of canals throughout the town.

With a population of 2,620 people, Giethoorn is Located in the Dutch province of Overijssel.

As we have mentioned before, There are no cars or roads here. People who come to this village have to leave their vehicles out of the village and have to travel by water or on foot over the wooden bridges. Giethoorn has over 180 bridges.

So you can probably imagine how peaceful it is here in Giethoorn.

You can rent a boat here and explore the waterways. With a bicycle you explore the village and its surrounding areas.

Giethoorn was founded by a group of fugitives from the Mediterranean region around AD 1230 and became famous around the globe, especially after 1958, when the Dutch film maker Bert Haanstra made his famous comedy Fanfare there.

In general you can visit Giethoorn year-round. But the best time to visit Giethoorn is summer. During the winter months, you can go ice skating both on the canals and on the nearby lakes.

It’s no surprise Giethoorn is a popular tourist attraction.

Sounds cool? Yeah, It’s a must visit place. Actually this place is really worth visiting once in life time.

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