Giethoorn is also called the Venice of the North and it is a truly magical and unique village in the world.

Giethoorn, the village without roads
Photo by piotr iłowiecki via Flickr

We are in the Netherlands, 120 kilometers from Amsterdam, but it seems to be in a fairy tale world. Here, in the middle of the Natural Park Weerribben-Wieden, there are no roads. The houses of the 2,600 inhabitants are connected by small rivers, a bike path and 176 bridges.

Born to hide its inhabitants from the religious persecutions of the twelfth century, now Giethoorn has become a popular tourist destination where you can spend a very special holiday, in a bucolic unmatched atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the silence of nature, move on foot or in the typical boats and live a unique experience in Giethoorn, among its streets of water.

Giethoorn, the village without roads
Photo by piotr iłowiecki via Flickr

Cover photo by piotr iłowiecki via Flickr 

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Author: Chiara Marras

I'm Chiara, I strongly believe in the web as a point of exchange and dissemination and I think that one of the most urgent issues at the moment is eco-sustainability. So why not rediscover the journey as a union with nature and local culture?
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