Dutch village Giethoorn is car-free

THE HAGUE: Cars are a seemingly indispensable part of modern life, so much so that the very idea of a region that is completely car-free is unfathomable.

That said, there exists a village in the Netherlands that is totally car-free because of the extensive waterways crossing through the quaint hamlet.

The village of Giethoorn has no roads at all.

According to National Geographic, the absence of cars in this village of 2,800 inhabitants is due to the waterways, which are around 88km long.

As such, all residents travel using waterways and there are boats for tourists to rent.

However, those who wish to keep their feet dry may do so in Giethoorn – a village said to have been named after the horns of goats that died in a flood in 1170 – as the town has over 170 bridges and footpaths for people to walk and cycle on.
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