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  • Allie Taylor

    THE TOWN WITH NO ROADS Giethoorn in Holland is a beautiful and quiet little village unique in that you will not find a single road in the entire town. connected by waterways and paths and some biking trails. Visitors are always welcomed and encouraged to rent an electric and noiseless "Whisper Boat" to explore this little piece of heaven on earth. Plus, without car pollution. I love Holland, it is one of my favorite places I have traveled.

  • Stacy Hudgins

    THE TOWN WITH NO ROADS Giethoorn in Holland is a beautiful and quiet little village unique in that you will not find a single road in the entire town. Rather, it is connected by waterways and paths and some biking trails. Visitors are always welcomed and encouraged to rent an electric and noiseless "Whisper Boat" to explore this little piece of heaven on earth..... totally want to go here one day. BUCKET LIST

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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.)

A village with no roads, Giethoorn, Netherlands

THE TOWN WITH NO ROADS Giethoorn in Holland is a beautiful and quiet little village unique in that you will not find a single road in the entire town. Rather, it is connected by waterways and paths and some biking trails. Visitors are always welcomed and encouraged to rent an electric and noiseless "Whisper Boat" to explore this little piece of heaven on earth.

Giethoorn, Netherlands: The village with no roads. You take a boat to go todifferent places.

Giethoorn, Holland. What forms of transportation have you used before? How do you think those who live in this town get around? How would your life be different if there were no cars?

@BestEarthPix: Giethoorn, Netherlands. The village with no roads. You take a boat to go to different places!

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.

Giethoorn is an internationally well-known tourist attraction in the Netherlands. 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.

Giethoorn, Holland

Giethoorn, Holland: no roads!

Giethoorn, Netherlands (no roads; visitors are encouraged to rent an electric and noiseless "whisper boat")

Giethoorn, Netherlands. Where I'm going, I don't need roads......