The small city of Giethoorn is just like any other normal with only exception; they don’t have any roads. The people get to their destinations either by walking or just take a boat. Since there are no cars or roads, many tourists come to Geithoorn come by walking over the bridge or use the boat. If tourists do have cars they are left behind outside the village.
There 2400 people and around 1100 houses. There around 500-600 boats in with 167 bridges in Geithoorn. The residents live around the waterways and do their daily activites all through boats which is why this little town is known as the “Venice of the Netherlands. let’s go explore some awesome things what you can do in Giethoorn
Go around Giethoorn in a boat
Tourists can also rent their boat and go around the beautiful town of Geithoorn. There are three types of boat that you rent. You can rent either an electrical whisperboat which you can drive by yourself. You can also go canoeing on a paddle boat. If you’re looking for something a bit different; you can do it the old fashion way by driving a boat without a motor and pushing the boat with a punter.
Discover fossils and minerals De Oude Aarde
Is is opened by the museum founder René Boissevain who is a modern day explorer and has collected different types of materails from all travels.
Get around Geithoorn either on foot or on a bike
The best part about the town is going around on foot or take a bike. We highly recommend taking a bike since you get to explore the area faster. The trail is marked with white and green signs, so you really will not get lost.
Experience the local life through Museum Giethoorn ‘t Olde Maat Uus
Tourists will get to explore Giethoon history through peat-cutting, agriculture and fishing. They will also experience the farmhouse, boat house and fisherman house so they will discover the local domestic life in the past.
Dine-in the Canal Restaurants
Visitors have the option to pack a picnic but it would be a great idea to have lunch at one of the Canal restaurants in Giethoorn. However, you need to book in advance to get that Dutch feel at the canal. There are plenty of options whether you’re on a budget or not. You can get a delicate meal Dutch cuisine with either going to (Geythorn, Witte Hoeve, De Sloothaak, and De Landije. If you’re a seafood lover then the Vishandel Gerrits and De Boer is right up your alley. If you’re craving for Italian then the Ristorante Fratelli and La Piccola Venezia is the perfect spot. After all, Gietheoorn is the Venice of the Netherlands.