The world is full of pure beauty and man-made marvels. One of these examples is the engineering phenomenon that is canals. Some canals provide some of the most scenic and picturesque settings on the planet. One of these is Holland’s Giethoorn.
Depending on what time of the year you see them, they can be absolutely stunning in many different ways, with different colors bouncing off the surface of the canals’ waters depending on the season.
The small town of Giethoorn is located in the north of Holland. Amazingly, it is almost as if it was taken out of an old fairytale. Its network of narrow canals is absolutely mesmerizing. And unless you are a tourist who is visiting, Giethoorn is only usually seen by its tiny population of 2,600.
This beautiful village is like something out of a dream, with its website saying, “the loudest sound you can normally hear is the quacking of a duck or the noise made by other birds.”
Another fascinating detail about this village is that due to its remoteness, postmen are required to get to it via a boat that is known in these parts as a punt, in order to deliver the mail.
However, don’t let this dissuade you from going. The village is pretty easy to get to via car, especially if you are planning on staying in Amsterdam, which is also full of canals but has a very different atmosphere altogether.
Giethoorn is full of charming B&Bs waiting to host you, which can give you a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of cities such as Amsterdam and Eindhoven. One thing is for sure, this small Dutch village is perfect for those travelers who are frothing at the mouth at the prospect of taking some fresh, unique pictures for their Instagram accounts.
The small cottages and wooden bridges that surround these many narrow canals is simply an unmissable experience. At any time of day, it is a sight for sore eyes.