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6 places where canals replace roads: Take your kids on a boat cruise this weekend

6 places where canals replace roads: Take your kids on a boat cruise this weekend

Your kids will love a weekend trip to these cities with canals. Explore the city while on a boat cruise.

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1. Venice, Italy "Grande canal was beautiful and the centre of Venice... It was beautiful! We walked for miles ate lots of food..."

Lastminute.com reviewer Siobhaun adds, "Loved Venice! It was beautiful! We walked for miles ate lots of food... De-stressing tips: Relaxed by the pool and took in the scenery. Food experience: So much food! We didn't have one bad experience anywhere, our favourite was a little local restaurant we found a short walk from the hotel. Sightseeing places: Grande canal was beautiful and the centre of Venice....Kid's experience: My child is very small... but she loves the boats and the swimming pool and all the locals loved her. I liked: Being with my family and exploring Venice."

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2. Bruges, Belgium "Putting aside the obvious attraction of the canals, architecture, chocolate shops etc, Bruges just had a really nice feel to it."

Lastminute.com reviewer Russell shares, "Everything. Putting aside the obvious attraction of the canals, architecture, chocolate shops etc, Bruges just had a really nice feel to it. Will definitely return. Kid's enjoyment: Eating pizza at Otoma. Places you saw: Chez Albert and Otoma pizza. Like most in trip: The ambiance."

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3. Copenhagen, Denmark "Our highlights were a canal boat trip, zoo, Rosenborg castle, Tivoli, Nyhavn and the city centre."

Lastminute.com reviewer Emma says, "The weather was ideal for exploring the city. We used the Copenhagen card to get free entry into many attractions and free travel on the metro. Our highlights were a canal boat trip, zoo, Rosenborg castle, Tivoli, Nyhavn and the city centre. Sightseeing places: Rosenborg castle, Tivoli, Roundhouse, Nyhavn, Botanical gardens and butterfly house, zoo, aquarium, boat trips. As a family, we loved the zoo and Tivoli....Kid's experience: My children really enjoyed the zoo as they got to see a polar bear for the first time. They also enjoyed the hour long canal boat trip as they could rest their legs after all the walking! I liked: How easy it was to travel around using the metro. So much to do for all the family."

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4. Stockholm-SE, Sweden "Uppsala was 45 minutes away and had a lovely canal/city to explore... The kids loved it."

Lastminute.com reviewer Jennifer adds, "Sightseeing places: Uppsala was 45 minutes away and had a lovely canal/city to explore. There's also a tropical pool complex called Fyrishov which is great for kids. Sigtuna is the oldest Viking town, not many shops there but a huge lake worth seeing. Kid's experience: Fyrishov in Uppsala is a tropical pool with flumes, lazy river & lots of fun things to do. There's also a cafe so can stay for 3-4 hours. The kids loved it. I liked: Exploring Uppsala and getting used to the Swedish culture."

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5. London, UK, United Kingdom "Weather was great, went to royal parks, canals and Camden which was fun."

Lastminute.com reviewer Gayle shares, "Weather was great went to royal parks canals and Camden which was fun. Sightseeing places: Camden. Kid's experience: The canal boat and the zoo. I liked: Weather."

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6. Amsterdam, Netherlands "Weather great, plenty of eateries, canal cruise a great experience and the museums fantastic."

Lastminute.com reviewer Micheal adds, "Weather great, plenty of eateries, canal cruise a great experience and the museums fantastic. De-stressing tips: Met with friends, enjoyed great food drink and sights. Sightseeing places: Canal cruise, Van Gorth museum and the windmills....Kid's experience: Our kids are adults so joined us and enjoyed all our activities with us."

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