If you ever want to get away from city life and find peace in a beautiful place, the perfect destination for you is Giethoorn in the Netherlands. Beautiful nature, old houses, ride boats in channels or walk after numerous wooden bridges … Simply, it is a place that offers you relaxation and also to briefly forget the noisy cars, because they are here not welcome, primarily because this tale like place does not have roads.Giethoorn became known only after 1958, when Dutch director Bert Haanstra here captures his famous comedy “Fanfare”, so this place is now a real tourist attraction. At the beginning of the thirteenth century, Giethoorn has been set up by settlers from the Mediterranean.


This place has about 2,600 citizens who live in homes of their own private islands. About 180 bridges are the only way to arrive to most of the houses, and of course, the second option are the small boats.In Giethoorn there are various museums where you can learn about the life and work of the last 100 years, to see pottery works, as well as old cars, bikes and sleds. There are also organized numerous art exhibitions, and there are special activities for children. During the winter, this place is extremely attractive for fans of ice skating.


The beauty of this place visitors can discover with organized ship tours, and can rent a boat and drive themselves through the canal. The second way to meet Giethoorn is a walk on the wooden bridges or renting a bike.This beautiful village is located in the northwestern province Overijssel, in the central part of the Netherlands. From Amsterdam it is situated about 90 kilometers away and from Rotterdam and Hague and about 110.


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