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Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. This village is called the Venice of the Netherlands for about 7.5 km (4.5 mi) of canals run through the little village. It was founded around 1230 when fugitives coming from the Mediterranian regions settled there. All traffic has to go over the water, and it is done in so-called "punters", they are 'whisper-boats' for they are driven by an electric motor, so they practically do not disturb the peace and quiet in this scenic little ...
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.)