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Village in Holland with no Roads

Village in Holland with no Roads

ca. 1950-1980, Giethoorn, Netherlands. A boy poles a punt through a canal in Giethoorn, Netherlands, a village entirely surrounded by canals. Village in Holland with no Roads

Village in Holland with no Roads
In a village Giethoorn you can’t find a single road, and all transportation is by boats. However, nobody thinks it is a problem, because it is so beautiful!! Located in the province of Overijssel, there are 4 miles of canals and farmhouses with thatched roofs dating back to the 18th century.
Undoubtedly, beautiful town of Giethoorn is a popular tourist attraction. Meanwhile, its likeness with Italian Venice made people give it a nickname – the Venice of the Netherlands. Cycling and sailing, as well as a guided canal tour – are some of the many ways to discover its rustic charm.

Giethoorn, Holland, the town with no roads

Giethoorn, Holland, the town with no roads

In fact, the village, founded by a group of fugitives from the Mediterranean region dates back to around AD 1230. It became well known in 1958 when it appeared in the film Fanfare, made by Dutch filmmaker Bert Haanstra.

Village in Holland with no Roads

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