This Village Without Roads Is Straight Out Of A Fairytale Book

If you want to find a place with natural beauty, enchanting scenery and absolute tranquility, here is the perfect choice! The dream village of Giethoorn in the Netherlands was founded around 1230, has no roads and is like something straight out of a fairy tale.


In this beautiful Dutch village reminiscent of Venice, its uniqueness is that all transportation is by boat! It has no streets in the center (which of course means no cars) or any modern transport, only canals. The canals have been dug by hand and all the small islands are connected to the mainland by 176 bridges. For this reason, visitors and residents of the village of Giethoorn must park their car outside the village in special parking areas.


And if you're wondering how to get around the village, the answer is either on foot or by "whisper boats", which have silent engines and are the most common mode of transportation. So you can probably understand how peaceful and calm it is in this uniquely beautiful village! To really discover this village and feel like a local, you can rent a boat to sail.


The houses and farms that exist on the islets around the canals are picturesque and built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Even the tourist shops and restaurants are with typical Dutch houses with thatched roofs.

A very interesting piece of information is that every year, 1 million people visit Giethoorn.