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Village
Location type: Village
Location address: Nederland, Overijssel, Steenwijkerland,Giethoorn
Number of texts: 1
5 stars
Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

BBC Travel selected Giethoorn as one of the 6 most beautiful canal cities. This small town outside of Amsterdam grew up in swampy marshland, and the solution of 12th century peat farmers was to dig canals to transport their goods. Giethoorn still possesses 6.4km of waterways, crisscrossed by more than 150 wood footbridges, with lush front yards sloping from thatched-roof houses down to the water’s edge. Roads do not extend to the central old town, so 2,500 residents get around mostly by punting.

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