A village, where there are no roads, no cars, no traffic, and ducks are the loudest sound you’ll hear. This is Giethoorn, in the Netherlands.
Its first inhabitants (around 1230) found peat deposits and dug so many holes they turned into lakes and canals.
Walking paths and around 180 wooden bridges. That’s how people get around there. No roads. No cars. No traffic. Can you even imagine?
The village website says “the loudest sound you can normally hear is the quacking of a duck or the noise made by other birds.”
People use “whisper boats,” which are boats with noiseless engines. There’s also a Canal Cruise by water bus.
The best part is that in winter when the boats can’t sail, residents just grab their ice skates to nip down the shops.
August is the busiest tourist month, in case you’re not big on crowds. The town…
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