Giethoorn, the Venice of Holland.
This small Dutch village is only accessible by boat. There are no streets and all transport is done through the canals. Giethoorn looks more like a fairy tale. It is very quiet and has just over 2,700 inhabitants. Totally surrounded by canals, its old thatched-roof houses are beautifully adorned with colorful flowers. It is possible to walk through its 150 bridges and get a closer look at the atmosphere of this charming village.
The aquatic village of Giethoorn is located in the province of Overijssel, in the east of the Netherlands, approximately one and a half hours from Amsterdam. The boat has been a popular tourist attraction in the region for years. You will find an immensity of canals and lakes ideal for boat trips and pedal boats. Take a canal cruise and learn about Giethoorn’s history and what life is like in that region.
There are a wide variety of cafes and restaurants around the canals.
TIP: It is best to book a canal cruise in advance, as there are a limited number of daily departures and the city has become increasingly popular with tourists. To visit Giethoorn in peace, the best option is to buy a tour of the city. The tour lasts all day and departs from Amsterdam, with transportation included. Also included are an hour-long boat trip with an English-speaking guide. Children up to two years old do not pay.