In the list of famous ancient European and Dutch villages, Giethoorn ancient village always gives visitors from all over the world unforgettable experiences. Giethoorn ancient village is located only 3 hours by train from Amsterdam city, but unlike a prosperous and urban Amsterdam, when coming to Giethoorn village, visitors seem to be stepping into a peaceful and poetic fairy world.
Giethoorn is a village that has been exploited since the 13th century, so it has a long history. In the past, this village was surrounded by coal mining, from which many coal pits were formed and from there appeared the famous canal system and hundreds of wooden bridges. It is estimated that this village has about 176 bridges built with many different materials such as concrete, steel, wood, etc.
Like the villages in fairy tales, the ancient village of Giethoorn attracts tourists from all over the world thanks to its surrounding green gardens. In particular, Giethoorn is also famous as a village with no path, the main means of transportation of the villagers are small boats. If you need to find a peaceful place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Giethoorn village is the “no smoke, no horn” place for tourists.
Unlike many other famous tourist attractions, you can visit Giethoorn village in all seasons of the year. If in spring, this village becomes radiant with thousands of colorful flowers racing to bloom, in summer, the green grass covers the whole village, helping the ancient village of Giethoorn to be full of life.
When it is autumn is also when the sky in Giethoorn is extremely fresh, high and blue, it is also the time when the trees here come to change leaves, the bright green leaves gradually turn red and yellow, bringing a manly look. sad but no less warm label for this village.
When winter comes, this village is dressed in a white color because the surrounding canals are frozen. Although this makes it difficult for people or tourists to move, it makes Giethoorn like a fairy fall asleep, waiting for spring to knock on the door and wake up to welcome colorful flowers.
Giethoorn ancient village is not too large, so when you come here, you can walk to explore every little corner. But it will be a pity if you visit Giethoorn without renting a small boat to move and transform into “true Giethoorn people”.
Besides, Giethoorn is also a favorite place for those who love to explore museums. Giethoorn has 3 famous museums that you can’t miss when visiting: Het Olde Maat Uus Museum helps visitors transform into farmers from the last century and experience the “journey” of working on the farm, Museum de Oude Aarde is a place that is “hunted” by women when displaying many collections of gems and minerals. In addition, Giethoorn also houses the Histomobil museum, which is famous for its collections of cars, motorcycles and carriages.
If you cannot visit Venice or are concerned about the crowdedness of this tourist city, you can completely go to the ancient village of Giethoorn to experience the peace of this wonderland.