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Europe trip with baby- Giethoorn, The Venice of the North (Day 4)

Day 4

Giethoorn (Netherlands)

Today I finally used the kitchen to cook a meal, sometimes it was good to stay with owner, he often cooked at home and his kitchen was clean and got everything that we need. I had been craving for hot soup, so I cooked a bowl of hot tomato borscht soup from tomato puree. Aww…… It felt so good.

Homecooked breakfast
Homecooked breakfast

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Today we will be visiting Giethoorn, it is also called Venice of the north. This village was very unique as it did not have roads for car, it only fully accessible by boat. It took us 1 hour 20min to reach Giethoorn.

Amsterdam to Giethoorn
Amsterdam to Giethoorn

This place was so peaceful and serene, we felt so relax by enjoying the nice ambiance. Boating is tourists most favorite activity here, you can rent a small electric boat that can accommodate 3-4 peoples or  you can follow the organized boat tours to explore the village. We regretted we did not plan to overnight here, imagine I can stay in one of these beautiful cottage, it must be awesome.

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We were welcomed by this duck couple
We were welcomed by this duck couple
Souvenirs
Souvenirs

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Need to cross the bridge to get into the cottage
Need to cross the bridge to get into the cottage

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Organized tour boat
Organized tour boat
Boats for rent
Boats for rent

After walked for quite long, we were tired and hungry. We walked into a cafe name De Babbelaar cafe, it provided with free Wi-Fi. The weather was getting quite cold, we felt so warmed when we get into the cafe. We ordered hot chocolate and coffee, spaghetti and one of the local favorite, Dutch pancakes. The pancake tasted really delicious.

De Babbelaar cafe
De Babbelaar cafe
Dutch pancake
Dutch pancake

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Restaurants beside the waterway
Restaurants beside the waterway

This was a wonderful place for babies, it was so quiet till we can only hear the quaking from the ducks. It is so different from other attractions we had visited. In future, if I go Netherlands again, I definitely will visit Giethoorn and stay longer time here.

This blog was started when I got Cookie (Golden retriever) into my house, initially is all about pets and then it extended to talk all about my life, my daughters Chestnut and Jane, my travel experiences, recipes and my passion towards art and crafts. So it kinds of "Rojak" blog, that tells about everything that I love and experience. And I'm happy with my "rojak" life.

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