Tag: canals

How many people drown in Amsterdam’s canals?

One quarter of Amsterdam — ‘the Venice of the North — consists of water, including 100 kilometers (60 miles) of canals.

So it is not surprising that the city sees a number of drowning incidents each year.

What may come as a surprise, though, is the reason many of these victims end up in the water.

Updated to include the latest statistics.

Tour the Canals of Amsterdam

Whether you are here on a layover, a few days in between other places, or for an extended vacation, no visit to Amsterdam is complete without a canal tour.

Some say it is the best way to see the city. Others says it’s the best way to get from point A to point B.

Specialty tours are popular as well: dinner cruises, or tours with pizza, cheese and wine… whatever floats your boat.

Tour Boats Speed Through The Canals

Amsterdam News Briefs: Canal tour boats caught speeding. Also: the large-scale conversion of empty office building into hotels results in a surplus of hotel rooms.

Owners of pleasure craft will have to pay more inland harbor fees next year. And mobile surveillance cameras will be used to combat urban decay.