Walking along the streets of Giethoorn (Holland) you will be seriously tempted to believe that you are living in a dream come true, one made of beautiful plants, crystal clear streams, and cottages that seem to come straight from the land of fairytales.
This Dutch pearl is an hour and a half drive from Amsterdam and is distinguished by the fact that there are no roads, at least not in the conventional sense of the term!
In fact, the principal means of transportation in this village which is like a "Dutch Venice", is by boat...
Giethoorn is a town of 2600 inhabitants, where no cars circulate.
It was founded in 1230 by the Flagellants, a Catholic sect and movement in the Middle Ages whose members, in order to escape persecution sought a place to hide. Accordingly, they built a town without any roads, thereby making it inaccessible.