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Dutch Canal, Negombo
(1.8/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The Canal looks a bit like the Canal of Venice, the difference is that the Dutch Canal is lacking maintenance and the fish smell is very strong perhaps because the fish market is close. Unlike all thi...  more »
  • Historically, certainly very interesting, but become so dirty that's really been horrified one through driving a boat. Can you be eigtl. Save, we went through only a few minutes and have turned around again.
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  • Take this tour if you're interested in seeing village life. Is interesting when you get towards the river. Can be boring otherwise as there really is no narrative about the Dutch canal.