It is so serene, so diverse and has such straightforward magnificence that it barely appears to be genuine – delicately floating along little channels past old yet beautiful thatched-rooftop farmhouses. You can turn down a little waterway and float under a wooden extension where an elderly occupant might walk around to see a neighbor. No this is not Venice, or Amsterdam. It is too calm, excessively quiet and remote. Here in Holland’s water town of Giethoorn the loudest sound you can regularly hear is the quacking of a duck or the clamor made by different winged animals.
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