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    A BIT ABOUT GIETHOORN

    by LoriPori Written Jun 12, 2015

    Favorite thing: Thursday, May 21, 2015
    This day was set aside to spend with Hans' childhood friends - Paul - Bart - Oga. They met us at the Landal Park and together we went to Oga's house for lunch and to decide what we wanted to do that afternoon. It was suggested to go to GIETHOORN and I loved this idea, as Hans and I haven't been there in years.
    A village in the Province of Overijssel, Giethoorn became famous when Dutch film maker, Bert Haanstra made his comedy film "FanFare" there in 1958.
    In the old part of the village, there are no roads. All transport is done by water over one of the many canals. Thus Giethoorn, is known as the "Venice of the North" and it has over 180 bridges. In the winter Giethoorn is a very popular destination for ice skaters.
    Tourism has had a huge influence on this tiny village. Years ago, I think well over 20, Hans and I visited here and it was so peaceful and quiet. Today, there are hordes of tourists, even bus tours, come here. Giethoorn is very popular among Chinese tourists, with app. 200,000 Chinese tourists every year.
    It's so commercial now with boat tours and many restaurants

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    Tourist information Giethoorn

    by ATLC Written Aug 24, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Unfortunately the Tourist Information website is only in Dutch and German.
    They do have an office in Giethoorn.

    Address:

    Eendrachtsplein 1
    8355DL Giethoorn
    Tel: 0900-5674637
    Fax: 0521-360565
    Email: giethoorn@kopvanoverijssel.nl

    Tourist Information Giethoorn website

    Giethoorn
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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Road Trip
    • Water Sports

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    Water everywhere!

    by nighthawk Written Aug 31, 2002

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    Favorite thing: When in Giethoorn, try to rent one of the so called whispering boats. It doesn t cost that much and you can go on one of the routes they give you.

    Fondest memory: Not only going through the canals in the village, but leaving the village and boat on the big lake, which can be some what more fun.

    Going to the lake!

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    USEFUL GIETHOORN LINKS

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jun 26, 2005

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    Favorite thing: General Giethoorn links
    Discover Giethoorn
    Kop van Overijssel

    Paaslo��rvaart
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    • Water Sports
    • Arts and Culture

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    The Local Tourist Office

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 26, 2005

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    Favorite thing: VVV Giethoorn
    Beulakerweg 114a
    8355 AL Giethoorn
    tel: 0900-5674637
    fax: +31-521-362281
    email: giethoorn@kopvanoverijssel.nl

    Giethoorn Dorpsgracht
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Sailing and Boating

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