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Dutch Canal

Custom House Road, Negombo 22100, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 693748
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Not much to see

Best way to view this is from a tuk tuk ask driver to stop if you want to take a photo it’s between... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bundeenian
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bundeena
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Dirty

This is close to the Main international airport Katunayaka. You can hire a boat and go nothing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SE s
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Custom House Road, Negombo 22100, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best way to view this is from a tuk tuk ask driver to stop if you want to take a photo it’s between Lewis place and main st . It’s very dirty and congested.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is close to the Main international airport Katunayaka. You can hire a boat and go nothing special. You can give it a miss.

Thank SE s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dutch channel in Negombo is fine to see what the Dutch did on the island. The truth is that it is quite dirty, but it is interesting

Thank JudTurku
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got on a small boat with friends for a trip to the lagoon . Two miles of canal to negotiate before entering the lagoon . This was an industrial canal built by the Dutch and extended by the Brits and has gone the same way...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on boat ride today on the lagoon and under the dutch canal. Fascinating really to see all the fishing boats lined up and families living in houses along the way. It was pretty dirty with lots of rubbish but unfortunately in many asian countries...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

You can easily skip visiting this place. Nothing good about it. Stinking surroundings and bad odour all around.

Thank SyedKaukab
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Certainly a high potential.. but just arriving from abroad.. this is the first impression we got of Sri Lanka; plastic bag everywhere, islands of waste floating in the laguna.. a pity. Adorable people though. I can recommend if you have time.. but not a "must...More

Thank wghibaudo
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

The history of the canal was very interesting so we decided to go for a walk and find it. The little boats were very quaint but the canal was putrid. The water was disgusting and there was rubbish everywhere. This could have been so beautiful...More

Thank Carol C
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Nothing special here. Just a canal. We walked down the canal to the center. But if you skip it, no loss.

Thank Kris H
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

It s great to see this Dutch canal running for a 130 km from COLOMBO to northern part. You can also ride a rented bike and ride... it s a nice activity with family and younger to See cute houses and back gardens along the...More

Thank 625marinette
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Yes used Asda tours, reliable and nice people who want to make sure you see their country. I would use them again.
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