If you long for the life of the past, slower and historic then visit or move to Giethoorn, a Dutch village north of Amsterdam but close. Cars are parked on the outside of the village because there are no roads in the town. No, not one! There are only canals, 4 miles of them, and paths across the wooden bridges. The farmhouses were built in the 18 C and still have the typical thatched roofs. It was founded in 1230 by fugitives from the Mediterranean,
Tourists take canal tours and enjoy cycling and sailing just as the residents do. Check out the video to see for yourself why Giethoorn is known as the Green Venice or the Venice of Netherlands!
Text from the BBC, images from Google Public Domain
Have any of you gone to a canal city? What do you think?
Thanks Katie for the post!