Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Actually, the village consists of two parts and it is the old part of the village where there are no roads. The village Giethoorn is special in the Netherlands because of it’s characteristic wooden arch bridges and canals, in the center is not a road but a canal where you have to travel by boat. All visitors are welcome to enjoy the beauty of sceneries while on a Whisper Boat. Most of these boats can transport up to 8 adults. You can spend some time on the lakes and arrange a picnic while enjoy swimming, sailing or windsurfing. Many houses have been built on islands and are only reachable over wooden bridges. Most houses have thatched roofs, the marshy areas provide a lot of reed. In former days only rich people had tiled roofs, for tiles were much more expensive than reed, now it’s the other way round: having a thatched roof costs a lot more money than have it covered with tiles. This is a very picturesque place to visit. The village has gotten some reputation with the rich and famous; actors, a cartoonist and an author have gone to live there.