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

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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Do you like this rural idyll? Have you ever visited the village? Share your impressions in the comments!

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43 Comments
Warren A. Hughes
"No roads lead to Giethoorn"
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Apr 19, 2016 9:07PM
Shana Brown
I'd love to visit one day.
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Apr 20, 2016 1:17AM
Elizabeth Cain
Elizabeth Cain
I would not mind living there one day! Just beautiful and so peaceful !
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Apr 20, 2016 1:42AM
Gee Vee S
Beautiful place! Wouldn't mind living there or at least visiting in the future.
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Apr 20, 2016 2:44PM
Rodger Talbott
Wow!!!
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Apr 21, 2016 8:46PM
Anita Clark Morton
It is absolutely beautiful. I would love to live there!!
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Apr 21, 2016 8:53PM
debfranzone
Beautiful
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Apr 21, 2016 8:58PM
knoweamah
What a very marvelous and seemingly peaceful place to live. It's truly amazing how every home and yard are so neat! Actually doesn't ''look'' real.
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Apr 21, 2016 9:18PM
Marge Burke Sanchez
Marge Burke Sanchez
Beautiful, I would love to visit.
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Apr 21, 2016 9:39PM
John Romer
WOW Thas is so neat I would love to live there It is very beautiful
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Apr 21, 2016 9:43PM
Karen A Toil
Wonder how often a house comes up for sale.
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Apr 21, 2016 9:48PM
Danny More
Danny More
Wow! Very nice.....
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Apr 21, 2016 9:51PM
Scott Sumone
Scott Sumone
we can'teven get a block club going in my hood....I can't believe everyone gets along.....
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Apr 21, 2016 10:00PM
Robert Wilson-Tulloch
Robert Wilson-Tulloch
Too quiet for me, but I wouldn't pass up a visit!
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Apr 21, 2016 10:04PM
Yolanda Solis
Would love to see it!
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Apr 21, 2016 10:35PM

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