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Giethoorn - an idyllic Dutch village with no roads at all! 4/21/2016 •

Giethoorn - an idyllic Dutch village with no roads at all!

The place is so incredibly cozy and picturesque, that you'll fall in love with it the moment you see it! This village is often called a Dutch Venice because it stands on numerous canals which total length is 7.5 km!


The village was founded as far back as 1230 and is now located in the Dutch province of Overijssel. The main means of transport here are all sorts of boats that work almost noiselessly and don’t spoil the harmony and idyll of the place.

There are really no roads in the historic part of the village – only narrow paths, bikeways and water canals!

Cute cottages surrounded by well-groomed lawns are located mostly on small islands connected with each other by wooden bridges. There are about 50 such bridges in the village.

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