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Dutch Canal, Negombo

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Flowing through the heart of the city, Dutch Canal once acted as an important transportation and trading route. Today, the long canal still allows transportation, but mostly for tourists looking for a unique way to explore the city. Various tour operators conduct boat tours on the canal, which typically include several stops along the way and end at Negombo Lagoon. Alternatively, approach a local boatman to inquire about a tour. Put Dutch Canal at the forefront of your travel plans using our Negombo travel itinerary maker.
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  • Absolutely stinks If you want to see a canal loads in the UK Don't waste the effort going it's a dump  more »
  • The canal system was started by the Poruguese, improved by the Dutch and made in more or less the present style by a British Colonel who fiddled the books on the way. Recently extensively cleared of w...  more »
  • Basically it was a commercial waterway, with great historical value. Now it is nothing more than a dirty canal. If more respect would be given, it would be the one of most romantic places in Negombo.  more »