Sailing a wooden shoe through Amsterdam’s canals

Wooden shoe boat

Whenever the weather permits thousands of Amsterdammers take to the canals, sailing in anything from sloops to yachts, and from former army vessels to wooden shoes.

Taking a tour on of of the ubiquitous glass-topped tour boats is the number one tourist attraction in Amsterdam. But the fun of traveling around the canals — said to be the best way to see the city — is greatly increased when you take a boat ride with some of the locals instead.