Giethoorn is called ‘The Venice from the North’ because of the canals. Giethoorn is a beautiful village with authentic farms and canals. With the help of a whisper boat you can make a nice trip through the village and the surroundings. Giethoorn is one hour drive from Harderwijk. We find ourselves Belt Schutsloot even more beautiful and it is for certain a lot less touristy. In Belt Schutsloot, you also can rent a whispering boat. Pay attention! reserve at least 1 day in advance, otherwise they are certainly already rented out during high season.