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Going to see Giethoorn, located in the Dutch province of Overijssel, will make you forget that Venice exists. This place is so beautiful and so magical, it's like it's been cut out from fairytales. I am really happy I got to see it, I had dreamed it for months. If you ever want to visit Netherlands, start here.
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8355 Giethoorn, Netherlands
Walking in this beautiful village I saw a few houses for sale and I was thinking how much I would love to retire here. I am not sure I would like the touristic part but I would put up with it so so I can live here for the rest of my life. Yes I...
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8355 Giethoorn, Netherlands
Giethoorn is the most amazing village I have ever seen. Canals go through the entire village making it a little Venice of the Netherlands. You park your car at the boat dock and then you walk or rent a boat to see the entire place. Giethoorn is a...
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8355 Giethoorn, Netherlands
Renting a boat in Giethoorn is a great experience, they go pretty slow so you can enjoy the place, take photos and just take it all in. The owners must be used to the tourists staring at the beauty of their homes so they act like there is nobody...
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8355 Giethoorn, Netherlands
After walking all day in Giethoorn, in the scorching sun, we had to sit down for a snack and what I thought will be just a sandwich turned out to be this wonderful mix of flavors. Local, slightly melted goat cheese, local honey, walnuts, sun dried...
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8355 Giethoorn, Netherlands
There are no cars or roads here. Tourists leave them out of the village and have to travel by water or on foot over the lovely wooden bridges. Located in the Dutch province of Overijssel, Giethoorn village is surrounded by a vast natural...
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8355 Giethoorn, Netherlands
A friend of mine sent me this image once and have been longing to see Giethoorn ever since. Getting there and seeing it live was just so wonderful. I love to travel and have been to many countries and cities and you cannot really compare them but...
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8355 Giethoorn, Netherlands
Even the restaurants look beautiful in Giethoorn. They serve local food and the ambiance is wonderful.I could sit at a table there and just watch the boats go by.
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8355 Giethoorn, Netherlands
We picked this cafe restaurant by chance and what a good choice it was. The lunch menu had really light but satiable dishes, full of wonderful flavors. I admit, I never do my homework when it comes to places to eat, we just wing it and somehow we...
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8355 Giethoorn, Netherlands
The whole of Giethoorn is a highlight in itself. The people of the village are proud of their characteristic houses with thatched domes overlooking the canals. These were dug in past centuries for the transport of peat extract. This industry has...