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Our story

Giethoorn originated around 1230, when so-called "flaggelanten" (itinerant self-traffickers, this because of the plague) settled in the wild country. A village was created in which the residents were engaged in peat digging, fishing, reed farming and small-scale livestock farming.


Smit Giethoorn is an ideal starting point for your day at Giethoorn. Fully equipped, we offer many options to make your Giethoorn day a success.


We look forward to seeing you at the village canal!

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