‘Where we are going there are no roads!’ Welcome to Giethoorn, the ‘Venice of Holland’ where there are no roads, only waterways, conjuring up a vision of days gone by this peaceful haven has become one of the most photographed places in the Netherlands.
If you like taking photos or just want a stunning Instagram post, Giethoorn is one of the most beautiful town in the Netherland and absolutely worth a visit. The picturesque village looks perfect and is best viewed from the water, so your trip must include a boat tour. 55 miles of idyllic waterways make up this region; book a relaxing canal cruise, or rent your own boat, to take in the fairytale beauty of the place, including chocolate box cottages, bucolic farmland, restaurants with terraces up to the water, ducks and swans.
One day in Giethoorn is enough, so it might be a good idea to combine with a trip to Amsterdam as the village is located 121 kilometres away from there. There are a few ways to reach Giethoorn from Amsterdam, but it’s best to take the train, which will take around 90 minutes for a one-way journey.