Giethoorn, The Extraordinary Dutch Village With No Cars And Where Roads Are Made Of Water


giethoorn village without cars

Our personal vehicles are a major cause of global warming. According to, “collectively, cars and trucks account for nearly one-fifth of all US emissions, emitting around 24 pounds of carbon dioxide and other global-warming gases for every gallon of gas.” If you live in a place where the ‘king and queen’ are smog and air pollution, and you think there’s no way out, you should know there is a place in Europe that will make you change your mind.

Welcome to the town with no cars, and where roads are made of water. People who live and move around there use only boats and the vision is extraordinary. Welcome to Giethoorn, a little village outside of Amsterdam (Holland), often referred to as ‘Little Venice’.

Giethoorn is a place like no others around, that seems to come out from a fairy tale. People who go there can enjoy a spectacular landscape made of:

  • lovely traditional style houses;

giethoon lovely traditional style houses

  • special parking areas where only boats are allowed, and garages are the river in front of the house;

giethoorn parking boats

  • green vegetation;

giethoorn green vegetation
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  • narrow waterways;

giethoorn narrow waterways

  • lovely flowers along the rivers;

giethoorn flower

  • wooden arching bridges.

giethoorn wooden arching bridges

This peculiar village can really offer you a memorable, healthy and relaxing experience you will always remember. If you forgot how fresh air is, remember to stop by Giethoorn (“the Venice of Holland“) – you seriously risk not to miss your home town.

Do you like water so much? Discover the Top 10 List Of The Most Charming Cities On Water Around The World. They may be your next holiday destination or your new home town.


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