I'm not completely anti-car. Cars are fine, especially if you don't need one. Cars are particularly great for car trips, duh. But in all honesty, my preferred vacation spots, too, don't require a personal motor to get or enjoy being there. Philadelphia, Montauk, Asbury Park, Fire Island, any city in Europe...
So what do you get when you add
Giethoorn is home to less than 3000 people so for me to park it in this idyllic delight, I'd have to be ready for the quiet, rural life. Seeing I still haven't gotten my fill of artsy-fartsy fun, I doubt I'll be retiring there any time soon. Also, I have no idea how to pronounce it.
Knowing Dutch, it's probably pronounced "hank" and all those other letters are silent.
Enough babblizing. I leave you, dear reader, with one last, happy fact: in the dark, icy months of winter, you can work up a sweat and a smile in Giethoorn by skating through the town!