8Giethoorn: City of canals

Giethoorn, often referred to as the “Venice of the North,” is a stunning village known for its serene canals, thatched-roof cottages, and lush greenery.

Located in the province of Overijssel, Giethoorn is a car-free zone where the primary mode of transportation is by boat. Visitors can explore the village by renting a whisper boat, taking a guided canal tour, or cycling along the narrow paths that wind through the town. The peaceful atmosphere, combined with the unique landscape, makes Giethoorn a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.