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.”