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With streams for streets, the town of Giethoorn in Holland looks like something out of a fairytale


There are some places in the world that are so stunning and surreal that at first glance you assume they are from a movie set.

Now while the cute little town of Giethoorn in Northern Holland may look like it was built for an up-coming Peter Jackson film, the enchanting neighbourhood built upon a network of canals is completely real.

Now while the town doesn’t have any roads, it doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to get around. The most common method of transportation is by “whisper boats” which have noiseless engines – a feature that only adds to the tranquillity of the location.

Also known as “the Venice of the Netherlands”, this magical village was founded around 1230 and has a population of around 2600.

And while it's so remote that even the postman reportedly delivers mail by punt (a flat-bottomed, square-cut boat), it is fairly accessible by car from Amsterdam, and features a variety of charming B&Bs, meaning you can stop by on your next trip to Europe

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