Dutch Canal

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

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. 

Entrance Ticket Details For Dutch Canal

  • Tour costs may apply.

How to Reach Dutch Canal

  • Tuktuk or on foot.

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  • Dutch Canal Address: Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Dutch Canal Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Dutch Canal(preferred time): 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Dutch Canal: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 73.61% of people who visit Negombo include Dutch Canal in their plan

  • 25.66% of people start their Dutch Canal visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Dutch Canal

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

94% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dutch Canal

People normally club together Old Dutch Hospital 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

Dutch Canal Reviews & Ratings

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  • A long canal which goes to Chilaw. Can have boat ridings with beautiful surrounding

  • Its OK! Nothing special about it unless there's someone out o tell you about the history of the canal network and you are naturally interested in irrigation system and historical creations. . . .

  • Yet to take a boat ride down the canal but the drive was nothing magical

  • Very nice view.. Feel like you are in Kerala

  • 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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