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The Netherlands is a country in northwestern Europe

This Dutch city has no road, only canals

View of canals and houses in Giethoorn, The Netherlands
Giethoorn attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year.

It is really a great story to tell that Netherlands doesn’t have the world’s greatest car culture. Sure, the Dutch are a forward-thinking people who currently lead the world in the race for self-driving cars and plan to make all new cars emissions-free by 2030. They’ve even developed theĀ world’s first biodegradable car. But it’s also a small, densely populated country, full of good public transport options and cycling aficionados, so vehicle ownership there is just 0.52 cars per capita, less than most of the E.U. And in one quaint Dutch village, there are no cars at all. No roads, either.

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