Getting to Giethoorn village
Riddled with canals and over 176 bridges, this picturesque Dutch village is full of lush scenery, traditional houses, and a unique atmosphere. Giethoorn used to be a carfree town known in the Netherlands as "Venice of the North" or "Venice of the Netherlands". Giethoorn has over 176 bridges. It became locally famous, especially after 1958, when the Dutch film maker Bert Haanstra made his famous comedy "Fanfare" there. In the old part of the village, there were no roads (nowadays there is a cycling path), and all transport was done by water over one of the many canals. The lakes in Giethoorn were formed by peat unearthing.
Parking in Giethoorn village? Tips & tricks!
There is one main parking lot for 650 cars and 20 smaller parkings. All these parking places are free of charge.