The Town Without Roads


Giethoorn in Holland is a beautiful and quiet little village unique in that you will not find a single road in the entire town.  Rather, it is connected by waterways and paths and some biking trails.  Visitors are always welcomed and encouraged to rent an electric and noiseless “Whisper Boat” to explore this little piece of heaven on earth.

At the humble request of one my readers who commented on this article. I am going to add some of very good lines as well into this article with the respective name.

Anne Desierto: “In winter Giethoorn is a very popular destination for ice skaters. During my last years in Holland I lived close to Giethoorn and in cold enough winters I was among the thousands who would go to Giethoorn to ice skate on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Place & citizens both are very lovable.”

Garry Jhonson: “Giethoorn’s history goes back to around 1200 when Franciscan monks settled in the area. In the marsh lands peat was formed and when the settlers started to use the peat, canals were dug for transport. Big areas became lakes, many of them not deeper than three, four feet.”

June Rodriguez: “Giethoorn was a separate municipality until 1973, when it became part of Brederwiede.”

Sweta Verma: “It became locally famous, especially after 1958, when the Dutch film maker Bert Haanstra made his famous comedy “Fanfare” there. In the old part of the village.”

Ritchel Ray: “Giethoorn was founded by fugitives from the Mediterranean region in around AD 1230.”

Mark Postia: “Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. It is located in the municipality of Steenwijkerland, about 5 km southwest of Steenwijk.”

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11 thoughts on “The Town Without Roads

    1. A very warm regards to all my reader & i welcome their comment to make an article more worthy with your precious comments.
      Thanks all including
      Sweta Verma
      Ritchel Ray
      Anne Desierto
      Vinay

  1. It became locally famous, especially after 1958, when the Dutch film maker Bert Haanstra made his famous comedy “Fanfare” there. In the old part of the village..
    You took a great topic to write…

  2. Giethoorn was a separate municipality until 1973, when it became part of Brederwiede.
    I will really glade if you add these lines into your article. It will make your article more worthy.
    This one of the must watch place before you die..

    1. Thanks June you make my post now much worthy. Your suggestion has been accepted. i have added almost every valuable comment to my article.
      Glad that you liked my article & provide valuable feedback…

  3. In winter Giethoorn is a very popular destination for ice skaters. During my last years in Holland I lived close to Giethoorn and in cold enough winters I was among the thousands who would go to Giethoorn to ice skate on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
    Place & citizens both are very lovable…

  4. Giethoorn’s history goes back to around 1200 when Franciscan monks settled in the area. In the marsh lands peat was formed and when the settlers started to use the peat, canals were dug for transport. Big areas became lakes, many of them not deeper than three, four feet.

    1. Garry thanks a lot for giving me a nice piece of information. I have added your valuable information on this topic to my article.
      thanks for adding the value to my article.

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