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On warm days lots of tourists and locals alike think it's a good idea to swim in the canals of Amsterdam. It is not (albeit with a few exceptions: see the map). The ambition of Waternet, Amsterdam's water authority, is to someday have the water in the canals clean enough for people to swim in.
swimming in amsterdam • top tips for places to swim around amsterdam While technically you can swim in Amsterdam's lovely canals, we wouldn't really recommend it. There are quite a few bicycles, trash and other household items floating around in there, not to mention the canal boats that might run you down.
Canal swim for charity. Held to raise funds for motor neurone disease (known as ALS in the Netherlands), the Amsterdam City Swim sees swimmers raise a minimum sponsorship before diving into the canals to swim its grueling but iconic 2,000-metre course through the city centre.
The Maxima's 2012 swim and the subsequent, 2013 edition of the Amsterdam City Swim raised money (and awareness) for ALS research. The route, which takes at least a half-hour to complete, proceeds from the IJ River - the body of water that separates Amsterdam North from the rest of the city - to the Amstel River, then backtracks up the Amstel to the finish line at Keizersgracht.
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Amsterdam Swim. The Amsterdam Swim is a 2km charity swim in the canals in aid of research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease. The first swim was held in 2012, organised by five friends inspired by their friend Weert Jan Weerts (1970-2013) who had been diagnosed with ALS in 2006.