Dutch Canal

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  • Address: Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Water Body, Landmark, Family And Kids

About Dutch Canal, Negombo

Essentially a canal created right in the midst of the city’s lagoon, the Dutch canal also doubles up as one of the most picturesque landmarks of Negombo. To get the most of this Negombo attraction sign up for a canal or river tour, that further enlightens about various features of this very alluring canal. Most of the tour guides speak English, so communication is not a barrier. As per history, the canal is a creation of the Portuguese, after which the Dutch made some modulations. Must-visit for all the history buffs out there. 

Dutch Canal Ticket Prices

  • Tour costs may apply.

How To reach Dutch Canal by Public Transport

  • Tuktuk or on foot.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Dutch Canal

  • 95% of people who visit Negombo include Dutch Canal in their plan

  • 15.98% of people start their Dutch Canal visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Dutch Canal

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

93.8% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dutch Canal

People normally club together Wolvendaal Church and Negombo Beach while planning their visit to Dutch Canal.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • The Hamilton Canal (also commonly known as the Dutch Canal) is a 14.5 km (9.0 mi) canal connecting Puttalam to Colombo in Sri Lanka. The canal was constructed by the British in 1802 and completed in 1804. It was designed to drain salt water out of the Muthurajawela wetlands. The canal was named after Gavin Hamilton, the Government Agent of Revenue and Commerce

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