DThe history of Giethoorn
Giethoorn, located in the top of Overijssel, is a village with a rich past. The history of Giethoorn starts in 1230. The village is founded by the Flagellants, refugees from the Mediterranean. They found many horns of wild goats there and named their settlement Geytenhorn. Later this name was corrupted into Geythorn, which eventually became Giethoorn again.
The village Giethoorn
Puddles and lakes were created by excavating peat. Canals and ditches were dug to transport the peat. As a result, many houses are built on islands, as it were. Islands that can only be reached via the characteristic bridges. Giethoorn is therefore not called the Venice of the North for nothing.
Experience Giethoorn yourself
The best day trips through Giethoorn and the surrounding area. Rondvaart Zuideinde Giethoorn