Venice of the North" / Észak Velencéje

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Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. It is located in the municipality of Steenwijkerland, about 5 km southwest of Steenwijk.

Giethoorn used to be a carfree town known in the Netherlands as "Venice of the North"[1] or "Venice of the Netherlands".[2] It became locally famous, especially after 1958, when the Dutch film maker Bert Haanstra made his famous comedy "Fanfare" there. In the old part of the village, there were no roads (nowadays there is a cycling path), and all transport was done by water over one of the many canals. The lakes in Giethoorn were formed by peat unearthing.

Giethoorn was founded by fugitives from the Mediterranean region in around AD 1230.[3] Giethoorn was a separate municipality until 1973, when it became part of Brederwiede

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Comments (8)

Imre Lakat on June 21, 2013

Szia kedves Hajni !

Örülök , hogy tettél fel megint friss és szép fotókat .

Kedvenc .

Szia Imre

Judit Losonciné Zana on June 21, 2013

Kedves Hajnikám!

Romantikus hely lehet,

nagyon szép környezet. Tetszik!

Üdvözlet, és puszi, Judit

sonjamar on June 21, 2013

Beautiful photo.



Mehmet Güçlü on June 21, 2013

Very beautiful photo. Like - Best wishes, OLYMPIST

julics49 on June 21, 2013

Szia Hajni!

De rég jelentkeztél, már kezdtem aggódni, hogy bajok vannak itthon!

Remélem a rossz érzésem alaptalan, egyszerűen csak "alkotói szabadságon":)) voltál!

Puszi, Judit

Alireza Javaheri on June 21, 2013
  • Nice shot & beautiful photo
  • L I K E
  • Best wishes
  • A-J
  • عکس بسيار زيباييست - با سپاس
Braun Imre Tapolca on June 27, 2013

Nagyon szép sorozat! Nekem is tetszik.

Üdvözlettel: Imre

İsmail Taşoğlu (yemt… on August 17, 2013

Hi Hajni

Very excellent scenery and colorful view. Great shot.

  • LIKE

Best wishes,


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    by Estike
    • Camera: Canon EOS 600D
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