Githorn - a village without roads | TELNEWS

Githorn – a village without roads

The village of Githorn (Giethorn) is the most unusual Dutch village, and all due to the fact that Giethorn is located on water channels with a total length of more than 7 kilometers, it is often called the Netherlands Venice. There is not a single highway in this village, and you can move around either by bicycle paths or by water in boats and boats.

In the 70th year of the 12th century, water arrived in these places during a severe flood, and the village itself was built in the 30th of the 13th century by a group of refugees from the southern part of the country. When they came to these places, after the flood they saw only a huge number of goat horns. That is how the name of the village is translated - Goat horn ("goat horns"). After a while, the name of the village was changed to a more melodious Giethorn.

When building their houses, the settlers discovered huge reserves of peat in this place and began to mine it. So there were many pits, which as a result of rains filled with water and became lakes that attract tourists.

In the village there are about 2600 people who live in their houses located on small islands. The islands are interconnected by wooden bridges (in the village itself there are about 50 bridges). The indigenous inhabitants of the village believe that their main attraction is not lakes and canals, but an amazing atmosphere of calm, where you can relax and unwind.

After the Dutch photographer and director Bert Haanstra showed the village in his photographs in the 60s, it gained great popularity among tourists who come from all over the world to see the indescribable beauty of Githorn.

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