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A Weekend Getaway in Giethoorn, Netherlands

A Weekend Getaway in Giethoorn, Netherlands, Giethoorn, Netherlands (B)

You know those bucket list worthy/Instagrammable destinations that you always say you want to visit but never find the time to get around to visiting? Well, one of those picturesque places is just a 2,5-hour drive away from Düsseldorf which leaves you with no more excuses and a whole lot more time and opportunity to get out there and explore!

The beautiful and enchanting little town of Giethoorn, Netherlands has a population of just over 2,600 people and is located in the province of Overijssel. Many people compare Giethoorn to “Little Venice” because of its beautiful and quaint canals running alongside the local homes.

The heart of Giethoorn is completely car-less which means you have two options, rent a boat and explore the canals by water, or grab a map and start walking along the canals, and over the 180 beautiful little bridges.

Surprisingly, Giethoorn only really made it on the map as a hot spot to visit after the famous comedy Fanfare was released in 1958. But don’t be surprised now if you find that on the nice sunny days, there are many mini traffic jams in the canals as the boats and canoes try to pass one another. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Weekend Getaway in Giethoorn, Netherlands
Guide Location: Netherlands » Giethoorn
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Jenna Davis
Read it on Author's Website: http://lifeinduesseldorf.com/weekend-getaway-giethoorn/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Museum Giethoorn
  • Museum de Oude Aarde
  • The Histomobil
  • Vishandel Gerrits and De Boer
  • De Grachthof
  • B and B De Hofstee
  • The Black Sheep Hostel