Giethoorn: The Village Without Roads

The village Giethoorn has no roadswater-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-9

But that doesn’t mean there’s no way to get around…water-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-3
The most common mode of transportation is by “whisper boats”, which have noiseless engineswater-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-10
Therefore, the village is very peaceful…water-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-12
The loudest sounds you’ll hear is probably the quacking of a duck (well, when it isn’t flooded with tourists, of course)water-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-4
Also known as “the Venice of the Netherlands”, this magical village was founded around 1230water-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-11
Its first inhabitants found numerous peat deposits and dug many holes over the yearswater-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-13
Eventually, these holes turned into lakeswater-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-6
The newly created islands were connected with more than 176 bridgeswater-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-5
Which give the village a cozy fairy-tale touch…water-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-8

20 thoughts on “Giethoorn: The Village Without Roads

  1. Pingback: Giethoorn: The Village Without Roads | The Linden Chronicles: The Wolf's Moon/The River

  2. I’m in love!! So beautiful and peaceful. Quiet waterways and so many hydrangeas!!! This lovely place speaks to my soul. Never thought I would find a place as wonderful as a mountain forest, but here it is. Thank you.

  3. Such lovely pictures… It’s looks to me the land of fantasy! 🙂 found my way here through a reblog of this article… Very glad to meet you… I find your space interesting and I’ll stick around for many more articles from you 🙂 do stop by my blog if you have a moment… Hope you are having a lovely day! Cheers

  4. These pictures are stunning! I love the fact that the boat’s engines are noiseless. What a nice respite from the rat race of the cities!

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