The Landscape

Giethoorn stands out as one of the Netherlands' most renowned villages, earning the moniker "Venice of the North." It is celebrated for its enchanting canals, quaint thatched-roof houses, and the absence of roads. The village is defined by its idyllic surroundings, featuring lush green landscapes, wooden bridges, and a serene atmosphere. The nature reserve surrounding the village is integral to the largest uninterrupted peatland in Western Europe, known as the Weerribben-Wieden National Park. The creation of this stunning landscape is, in part, attributed to the diligent efforts of peat diggers. It features enchanting elements such as pools and channels, expansive reed beds, flower-filled meadows, and lush overgrown swamp forests.

Forests and Heaths

Estates and Heritage

Swamps and Peatlands

Lakes and Ponds

Bike with us

Virtual cycling in National Park Weerribben-Wieden and Giethoorn

Route map

Start and finish near bike node 61 on the Eendrachtsplein in Giethoorn. However, this bike route is a circular tour, so it offers the possibility to start from any of the following bike nodes.

61 - 66 - 65 - 67 - 64 - 62 - 39 - 24 - 7 - 6 - 13 - 14 - 43 - 42 - 50 - 53 - 52 - 61

Elevation meters