When it's sunny, locals chill out on a friend's boat on the canals. You can't hire your own craft anymore, so the closest thing is a tour with nonprofit St. Nicolaas Boat Club. Their early twentieth-century boats are small enough to get you into the narrow canals in the Red Light district. Plus, you can bring your own wine and smoke varietals.
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Published on Oct 11, 2006 as a web exclusive.