A typical Northwest Overijssel water village that was completely inaccessible to cars right up to the middle of the 20th century. Just as in Giethoorn, wooden bridges, waterways and thatched cottages paint the stunning landscape. Its location in Weerribben-Wieden National Park is the perfect opportunity for a trip on the water. With routes right through the natural treasure trove of ditches, small ponds and lakes. Although the area is still home to farmers, reed cutters and fishermen, recreation dominates nowadays. Large and small boats are lined up all along the Aremberger canal during high season. The annual gondola ride every 2nd Friday in August seems to come straight out of a fairytale.
Belt-Schutsloot is one of Giethoorn’s sisters. Less famous and busy, but just as beautiful and characterful. Until 1959, the village was only accessible via the water. The authentic character has not disappeared to this day. The romantic water village is tucked away in the stunning landscape between lakes, canals, waterways and endless hectares of reedlands that are perfect for soundlessly gliding along in your little boat.