Photographer's Note

A daily life scene in Giethoorn.


GIETHOORN is a village in northern Overijssel which is very popular with Asian tourists who love to go boatriding (often quite clumsily) through the canals in this little "Venice of the North".

Giethoorn recently featured in Grand Hotel Europa, a brilliant novel by Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, so we wanted to see it for real, which is kind of ironic, of course, since the novel is about the downsides of tourism.

THIS PICTURE shows a typical Giethoorn scene. A boat with Asian tourists glides over a canal under a bridge. In the boat a tourist leans back and snaps another picture.

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Additional Photos by Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2822 W: 35 N: 5832] (30936)
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