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Dreamland in real life: A village in Netherlands with no roads

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Have you ever thought of living a simple life? Well, there is one such place with scenic beauty sans vehicular pollution. And it’s a village Giethoorn in 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.

The village was founded by a group of fugitives from the Mediterranean region around AD 1230. It became well known in 1958 when it was featured in the film Fanfare, made by Dutch filmmaker Bert Haanstra.

The town of Giethoorn, located about 75 miles northeast of Amsterdam, has roughly 180 bridges that crisscross over the canals that run throughout the town. The only modes of transportation are your feet, boat or bike.

The location is often called the Dutch Venice because of course it is, and it’s super pretty and romantic-looking.

Have a look at pictures of the village that will definitely send you into make-believe paradise.

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