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Giethoorn nestles in a marshy region. Its smart thatched cottages line the canals which were dug out for the transport of peat, the huge extraction of which in past centuries created the lakes here. The town owes its name to the horns of the wild goats (geitenhoorns) found there by the peatdiggers. The canals of the lakeside village are crossed by humpback bridges or simple footbridges. Cars are banned here, so the bicycle and the boat are the favourite means of transport.

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  • The lakes

    NL - 8355 Giethoorn

    The lakes that lie to the east and south of the village, vast stretches of water separated by small islands covered with rushes, are very popular with birds.

  • Farms

    NL - 8355 Giethoorn

    The farms, built in the style of a covered market, are remarkable for their dome-shaped thatched roofs. To reconcile the need to enlarge the farms (both the amount of land reclaimed from the water and the harvests continue to increase) with the meage..

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