Welcome to Githorn, a fairy-tale village with no streets!
In the Dutch province of Overijssel there is Gythorne, a village often referred to as “Venice to the north”.
Gythorne was founded in the Middle Ages, or rather about 1230, when refugees from the Mediterranean arrived in this part of Europe.
For a long time, it was a real ecological zone, because there were no cars in the village, but some exceptions for special situations were made from the very beginning.
In the old part of the village there are no streets, but only bicycle paths, and the traffic is mainly through numerous channels (about seven kilometers long), while pedestrians can cross it by walking through 180 small wooden bridges.
Particularly interesting is that tourism has had very little influence on the development of Githorn, which still retains the old look.
It can be seen after a number of one-storey traditional houses, some of which are old and two hundred years old.