May 9, 2016 by Alk3r Giethoorn: The Village Without Roads The village Giethoorn has no roads But that doesn’t mean there’s no way to get around… The most common mode of transportation is by “whisper boats”, which have noiseless engines Therefore, the village is very peaceful… The loudest sounds you’ll hear is probably the quacking of a duck (well, when it isn’t flooded with tourists, of course) Also known as “the Venice of the Netherlands”, this magical village was founded around 1230 Its first inhabitants found numerous peat deposits and dug many holes over the years Eventually, these holes turned into lakes The newly created islands were connected with more than 176 bridges Which give the village a cozy fairy-tale touch… Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
Such beautiful pictures of the village…thanks for the post
Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:
So beautiful and tranquil, thank you for sharing. 🙂
No problem! Enjoy! 🙂
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Thanks to Chris The Story Reading Ape for finding this post!
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.
i am happy that you like this! 🙂
Amazing. Shared on FB.
thank you 🙂
Absolutely incredible!!! Truly a village out of a storybook!!!
Absolutely beautiful and looks like a peaceful place to live out of a storybook! Love theses!
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
This just doesn’t even seem real! What a beautiful place.
yes it’s like from a fairytale!
Exactly! But one with a happy ending.
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!
This village is simply a magical place!