Amsterdam, one of the places you have to do by water. We did this trip during the night, just make sure you have life jackets on and a white taillight. We started at the Jordaan, also a nice place to eat something and have a trip in one of the many 'hipster'places. After a set-up of 15 minutes, we just started cruising around and doing every waterway which was nice looking. Paddling in the centre near the central station is amazing to do. Once you're in the water you see many places where you can get in and out. Which are not so visible when you're on land.
Tip: put some extra lights in your canoe, while paddling. Especially during the light festival, everybody thinks you're a part of the exhibition.