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Giethoorn in the Netherlands. A gorgeous village without a single street. That *might* make your kids safer or they could just drown (I know - bad sense of humor - but I have toddlers & that is the first thing that comes to mind - a canal is no safer than a street at that age.)
Giethoorn, Netherlands. This idyllic village has no roads, and the only access is by water over the many beautiful canals or on foot over its wooden arch bridges. The locals use punters to get around and cars have to remain outside the village. Located in the province of Overijssel, there are 4 miles of canals and farmhouses with thatched roofs dating back to the 18th century.
Village without streets, Giethoorn is called the Venice of the Netherlands for about 7.5 km of canals run through the little village. Some 50 little wooden bridges span the canals. It was founded around 1230 when fugitives coming from the Mediterranian regions settled there.