A trip to little Venice

DSC07079A while back, I discovered a little town called Giethoorn, also known as Little Venice or Dutch Venice. I never heard of it, but when I saw some pictures, I was sold. The place looked mesmerizing and I really wanted to go there. And just last month, we finally did!

DSC07027Giethoorn, or Little Venice is a little town in Overrijssel, Netherlands. It’s surrounded by canals and the scenery is lush and green. There are lots of cute little bridges and restaurants and you can rent a boat to travel in style on the waterways.

Canal Grande of Giethoorn?

We just walked around for a bit, taking in the scenery. It was such a cute little town!
Giethoorn is a lovely image of the Dutch countryside. It’s about two hours from Amsterdam by local transport and a great place to spend a Sunny afternoon!

DSC07052DSC07065DSC07074I found the place very lovely. It was green, there were flowers everywhere and the canals and the boats made it all very idyllic. You can choose to walk a bit, as we did,  but you can also rent a boat or a bike.

DSC07075DSC07083There are different kind of restaurants and shops. You can also choose to visit a museum, for example Het Olde Maat Uus, a typical Giethoorn farmhouse from a century ago.

DSC07084DSC07102We didn’t stay too long, but we did have a great time. Giethoorn is such a cute little place, and I would really recommend it if you’re visiting The Netherlands and want to see a different side of the country than just Amsterdam.


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