Giethoorn, the country without roads


Are you tired of the Metropolitan traffic and crowded streets of machines? Then in Holland is the place for you. Giethoorn is a village of 2,600 inhabitants in the province of Overijssel, known as the “Venice of the North” for its narrow canals crossed by boats that move like gondolas. Its characteristic is that, in the old area has no roads, outside of a bicycle.

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Transport are carried by water in the various channels current running through this village, famous for its wooden 176 bridges surrounded by lush greenery. Giethoorn, 120 km from Amsterdam in the middle of a natural park in a region dotted with marshy bogs, has no roads, because it was designed to hide its inhabitants (of the sect of the Flagellants) of religious persecution in the 12th century.

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