Giethoorn Village

Venice of the Netherlands

The beautiful village of Giethoorn is a fairy-tale village known for its boat-filled waterways, footpaths, bicycle trails and centuries-old thatched-roof houses.

The beautiful village of Giethoorn, located in the Dutch province of Overijssel, is a fairy-tale village on the water. It was founded around 1230 and has no roads or modern transportation but comprises of canals and 176 bridges. It has more than 90 miles of water trails, surrounded by houses, museums, hotel accommodations, attractions, restaurants and cafes. Giethoorn’s extremely charming looks and canals, earned it the nickname, “Venice of the Netherlands.”

Tourists wanting to enter the village would have to leave their cars outside the village and travel by foot or boat (usually by “whisper boats”, which have noiseless engines). While sailing the canals, visitors can enjoy the curious architecture and traditional houses which are often decorated with colourful flowers, contributing to a subdued charm of the village.

According to the villagers, “the loudest sound you can normally hear is the quacking of a duck or the noise made by other birds”. Giethoorn in winter is a magical frozen wonderland. During summer it offers peace, tranquillity and unlimited enjoyment of beauty, mixed scents of flowers and the awakening of nature.

DetailsOpen:
Tours Available:   On
Recommended Visit:
Restrictions:
Attraction Type: , , ,

LocationGiethoorn
Overijssel
Steenwijkerland




WatchRelated Shows
PopularShows To Watch

Bucket List

Popular

Lists

Featured

Staff Picks

Biography

MoreRelated Shows
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Breathtaking perspectives of Nature's Be
One of the most popular tourist attractions in North Vancouver, is the suspension bridge park above Capilano River with numerous attractions and natural beauty....
La Sagrada Familia An Awe-inspiring Masterpiece
The iconic Basilica in Barcelona is an architectural masterpiece, with fascinating interior, expansive dimensions and lush design, an awe inspiring attraction....
Casino de Monte Carlo Lavish Entertainment Complex
This magnificent, gambling and entertainment complex, with legendary elaborate décor, range of games and slot machines, attracting an international clientèle....
Crescent Moon Lake Natural wonder of Gobi Desert
The crescent-shaped lake in China is a fascinating wonder of nature, a miniature oasis with crystal clear emerald water surrounded by magnificent sand dunes....
ExploreLots Of Shows

Hospitality

Attractions

Accommodation

Events

Services

Destinations

ShowsYou Might Like
Fly Ranch Geyser Surreal geothermal geyser
Constantly spraying stunning rainbow colours, this unique, stunning geothermal geyser, accidentally created, has become one of Nevada State hottest attractions....
The Ledbury Delicious creations
One of Britain’s top restaurants, this Michelin star restaurant fuses luxury fine dining with tradition, serving superb contemporary French and British cuisine....
Cinco de Mayo The Battle of Puebla
The celebration held on May 5, is observed to mark the date the Mexican army's victory over the French forces in the Battle of Puebla, in 1862....
Shilin Stone Forest Spectacular Limestone Museum
One of the world’s most incredible limestone formations is China’s amazing giant stalagmite-like stone pinnacles creating the illusion of an remarkable stone forest....
ShowstaEnjoy The Show

Ideas

Calendar

Samples

Join

Traditions

Continents

Home

Help

FAQ

Latest

Solutions

Find