There is a village in the Netherlands famous for the fact that it does not have roads. Instead, the people of Giethoorn (often called Venice of the Netherlands) travel by canals. This creates a slow-paced atmosphere that is a reminder of simpler times. When one enters Giethoorn, the rush of city life is pushed aside for relaxation and comfort. The typical noise pollution of cars and construction is replaced with chirping birds, buzzing bees and long stretches of absolute silence.

Indeed, this seems like the perfect place to kick back and relax for the DavidWolfe.com staff, provided we can secure a reliable internet connection. The energy of the natural world, beautiful views, flowing canals and peaceful neighbors can be summed up in one word: Heaven.

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Giethoorn, Holland, the town with no roads

Giethoorn, Holland, the town with no roads

 

A boy poles a punt through a canal in Giethoorn, Netherlands, a village entirely surrounded by canals

ca. 1950-1980, Giethoorn, Netherlands --- A boy poles a punt through a canal in Giethoorn, Netherlands, a village entirely surrounded by canals. --- Image by © Paul Almasy/CORBIS

Image by © Paul Almasy/CORBIS

The Winter Is Stunningly Beautiful

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Ok, It is time for a vacation to the Netherlands. Who’s coming with me?

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