Venice canals They are famous all over the world. One of the most visited cities in Italy is characterized by the beautiful waterways that run through and divide the city, and although many dream of visiting the capital of Veneto sometime, perhaps it is better not to do so this year. An incredible alternative If you want to travel from Spain to a similar destination, it is Giethoorn, a small town in the Netherlands which is even more idyllic than the ‘queen of the Adriatic’.

Although when one thinks of the land of tulips, big cities like Amsterdam or Rotterdam, The truth is that in the interior of the Netherlands there are wonders as extraordinary as this town, which is a true paradise of tranquility. All this makes Giethoorn, one of the most similar destinations to Venice in Europe, an incredible option for a getaway if you travel to the country.


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The canals of Giethoorn, the ‘town without roads’

Typical Giethoorn houses.
Typical Giethoorn houses.

Nestled in the heart of the Overijissel province, Giethoorn has become one of the main tourist attractions in the area thanks to its bucolic appearance, in which houses with thatched roofs and gardens full of flowers predominate, flanking the calm water canals and wooden bridges of this picturesque town.

The tranquility of Giethoorn is almost unprecedented, since the means of transport used in the town are boats, not cars, and that is because there is no road throughout the municipality. The silence and serenity that is experienced in the town makes it even more special, which added to its landscapes cared for perfection, They make it a unique destination in Europe.

This is Giethoorn, one of the most beautiful towns in the world and where cars are prohibited
Giethoorn

The birds that fly over its clear skies and float through its channels, as well as the flowers and plants of vivid colors that adorn the gardens and streets see how tourists constantly get on boats that pass by them without disturbing them and that wind through their canals and its islets.


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Weerribben-Wieden National Park

The town of Giethoorn is located in the heart of the Weerribben-Wieden National Park, the largest peat bog in northwestern Europe and it is one of the most biodiverse areas in the Netherlands. Therefore, if you are a lover of nature and rural tourism, Visiting these enclaves can be a great option for Easter.

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