The town with no roads

Giethoorn, Holland, the town with no roads

“For anyone dreaming of a simple life, you may  want to consider moving to Giethoorn, Netherlands.

This idyllic village has no roads, and the  only access is by water over the many beautiful canals or on foot over its  wooden arch bridges. The locals use punters to get around and cars have to  remain outside the village.

Located in the province of Overijssel, there  are 4 miles of canals and farmhouses with thatched roofs dating back to the 18th  century”

I think this town is almost dreamlike. How wonderful would it be to have views such as these from you home? How peaceful would it be to simply float from one errand or visit to another? How amazing would it be to not hear any noise from vehicles? *Sigh*. I can picture myself in one of these adorable 18th centurey homes on a warm sunny day…sitting on my porch or maybe a blanket sprawled out by the water with a good book. Just enjoying the quiet beauty.

Giethoorn, Holland, the town with no roadsBoy in a Punt