Our whisper boat ride in the canals near Giethoorn, Netherlands, ended spectacularly. Near the end of our trip, a beautiful wild swan landed in front of us and guided us back to our starting point. We followed this beautiful animal for over twenty minutes and it took all the right turns to take us to our destination. It was something we will never forget. Have you ever seen this graceful bird in the wild?
Wild Swan in Giethoorn Netherlands
Giethoorn, is often called the “Venice of the North,” and is a picturesque village in the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. It is known for its enchanting canals, charming wooden bridges, and idyllic thatched-roof cottages. Giethoorn is a car-free village where transportation primarily relies on boats, bicycles, and walking. The quiet waterways meander through the town, offering visitors a unique and serene experience. The village exudes a peaceful ambiance, making it a popular destination. Giethoorn’s scenic beauty and quaint atmosphere have earned it a reputation as one of the most enchanting and photogenic destinations in the Netherlands, attracting tourists from all over the world.
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Full the full video experience from Giethoorn, click here for the video. It was a wild adventure with unexpected April snow and getting lost in the canals. John was acting silly in the whisper boat and a canal that was blocked by a large boat.
We had visited Amsterdam many times, but we had never ventured to this beautiful small town a couple of hours away known as the ”Venice of the Netherlands” because of all the canals woven throughout the area. It was the perfect start to our European trip and the wild swan was the perfect ending to our canal ride.