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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. In a village Giethoorn you can’t find a single road – all transportation is by boats, but not a problem as 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.

Giethoorn, Holland, the town with no roads

Giethoorn, Holland, the town with no roads

Beautiful town of Giethoorn is a popular tourist attraction, 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

The village was founded by a group of fugitives from the Mediterranean region around AD 1230. It became well known in 1958 when it was featured in the film Fanfare, made by Dutch filmmaker Bert Haanstra.

Village in Holland with no Roads

Giethoorn, Holland, the town with no roads. Giethoorn has over 180 bridges

Village in Holland with no Roads

Giethoorn – village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. It is located in the municipality of Steenwijkerland, about 5 km southwest of Steenwijk, Holland

Village in Holland with no Roads

Giethoorn, Holland, the town with no roads, for which it is called Venice of the Netherlands

Village in Holland with no Roads

Giethoorn, Holland, Venice of the Netherlands

Village in Holland with no Roads

Venice of the North. Giethoorn, Holland

In the old part of the village did not exist the road (there are now cycle tracks) and all transportation was carried out through multiple channels. These channels have been formed in the place of extraction of peat. Giethoorn was founded by fugitives from the south about 1230. Giethoorn was a separate community until 1973, when it became a part of the community of Brederwiede.

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