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This Village Without Roads Is Straight Out Of A Fairytale Book
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This Village Without Roads Is Straight Out Of A Fairytale Book

If you ever wanted to live your own fairy-tale, you may want to consider moving to the village Giethoorn. Also known as “Venice of the Netherlands”, this magical village founded around 1230 is the kind most people could only dream of…

It has no roads or any modern transportation at all, only canals. Well, and 176 bridges too. Tourists have to leave their cars outside of the village and travel here by foot or boat by (usually by “whisper boats”, which have noiseless engines). So you can probably imagine how peaceful it is here (well, when it isn’t flooded with tourists, of course)… Even the village’s website says that “the loudest sound you can normally hear is the quacking of a duck or the noise made by other birds”. It’s like something out of a storybook.

More info: giethoorntourism.com (h/t: brightside)

The village Giethoorn has no roads

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But that doesn’t mean there’s no way to get around…

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The most common mode of transportation is by “whisper boats”, which have noiseless engines

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Therefore, the village is very peaceful…

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The loudest sounds you’ll hear is probably the quacking of a duck (well, when it isn’t flooded with tourists, of course)

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Also known as “the Venice of the Netherlands”, this magical village was founded around 1230

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Its first inhabitants found numerous peat deposits and dug many holes over the years

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Eventually, these holes turned into lakes

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The newly created islands were connected with more than 176 bridges 

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Which give the village a cozy fairy-tale touch…

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Sashi G
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6 years ago

What is more beautiful than waking up everyday in a "NEVERLAND" like this!!!

Jan Grijs
Community Member
6 years ago

Actually the country is called NEDERLAND in native tongue, so that's close enough ;)

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Dimitri Sandikovsky
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6 years ago

and now, how you move your cupboard, table, tv, refrigerator, etc..

Lynda Ryan-Kirkpatrick
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2 years ago

Where there's a will,there's a way !!

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Timo Korthoef
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm sorry but you've kinda made a mistake here, I live here and we definitely do have roads, they're just on the other side of the houses...

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Sashi G
Community Member
6 years ago

What is more beautiful than waking up everyday in a "NEVERLAND" like this!!!

Jan Grijs
Community Member
6 years ago

Actually the country is called NEDERLAND in native tongue, so that's close enough ;)

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Dimitri Sandikovsky
Community Member
6 years ago

and now, how you move your cupboard, table, tv, refrigerator, etc..

Lynda Ryan-Kirkpatrick
Community Member
2 years ago

Where there's a will,there's a way !!

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Timo Korthoef
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm sorry but you've kinda made a mistake here, I live here and we definitely do have roads, they're just on the other side of the houses...

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