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.
4. Insider's Tip
Published on Oct 11, 2006 as a web exclusive.