Steenwijk

Giethoorn

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Giethoorn
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Here, the waterways act as the town's streets! What could be more pleasurable than piloting a boat to explore the attractive lakeside village of Giethoorn, in the heart of the De Wieden nature reserve, a vast marshy region? The huge extraction of peat here has given rise to a multitude of lakes, canals and ditches lined by thatched cottages and superbly maintained houses. Giethoorn owes its name to the many wild goat horns (geitenhoorns) that have been found here.