Giethoorn is one of the most famous villages in the Netherlands and especially known for its canals and thatched farms with colorful gardens. The canals were once the lifeblood of the residents and that is nowadays still the case. Because of the many canals and the small wooden bridges, Giethoorn is often referred to as Dutch Venice. The nature reserve around the village is part of the largest continuous peatland in Western Europe: the Weerribben-Wieden National Park. Partly due to the hard work of peat diggers, a beautiful landscape has been created with puddles and ditches, vast reed lands, meadows full of flowers and overgrown swamp forests.
A diversified landscape with farmland, meandering rivers, mixed forests, moorland and sand drifts.
A peaceful and rural landscape with authentic villages, beautiful country estates, monumental country houses and characteristic farms.
Amazing panoramas over the wetlands in the largest contiguous low moorland of Northwest Europe.
A rustic natural landscape with dark forests, moors, sand drifts, stately country estates and a beautiful winding river.
A versatile and rolling landscape with a peaceful and interesting nature and a fascinating cultural history.
A fascinating landscape with gently sloping fields and meadows, forests and ancient oaks, moors and fens.
A varied and rural landscape with floodplains, forests, meadows and several country estates with beautiful tree avenues.
A rustic landscape with elevated fields, gently sloping nature reserves and a winding river between lush grasslands and flowering croplands.
Beautiful nature reserves, cultivated park landscapes, several estates with castles and an archaeological reserve.
Tranquility and space in an rolling landscape with beautiful panoramic views over forests and open moors.
Impressive nature reserves with rustic country estates, marshy peatlands, forests and stream valleys.
A very attractive landscape with country estates, authentic saxon farms and flowery farmlands surrounded by hedgerows and woods.
A rural area with multiple forests, grassy meadows and a high peat nature area with wet and dry heaths and many water features.
A beautiful and gently rolling landscape with marshy stream valleys, hedgerows, forests and crop fields.
Cycling in a scenic landscape with forests, hedgerows, fields, meadows and a beautiful nature on a former airport.
Variegated landscapes, beautiful panoramas, historic villages and Saxon farmhouses in the Dutch-German border area.
A striking landscape with vast undulating heathlands, extensive forests, a historic waterway and several country estates.
A varied landscape with lakes and pools, extensive reed beds, swamplands with countless birds and numerous wooded banks.