Due to the Covid outbreak we have not been able to follow our mission to travel the world together. Time for a change. This team is now on a quest to find the most beautiful places to visit within the Dutch borders.

Our first stop is the idyllic town of Giethoorn. The village without roads straight out of a fairytale book.

Giethoorn is a village in the county of Overijssel. It’s about an hour and a half drive from Amsterdam, and besides for being known as picture perfect, this town has no roads or any sort of modern transportation at all, only canals. And 176 bridges. Which only adds to its picturesque charm.

Most of the houses and cottages have thatched roofs so it feels a little as if you have stepped back in time.

After a walk along the canal admiring the pretty homes, the best way to explore Giethoorn is by renting a boat or canoe. I would advise to book in advance online so you are sure there’s one for you available.

Making friends along the way.

During the Covid period only Dutch residents can visit the village, so you can imagine how peaceful it is. Giethoorn can be overly crowded with visiting tourists, follow the waterways out of town and find yourself rowing into a calm lake where all sorts of animals keep you company on your trip.

Leave the roads and take the trails, adventure is closer than you think.