I recently lost my brother to the canals in Amsterdam. A young husband and father to two young boys. Tourists must be aware that there is no safety railings at these canals an they have a slope at the sides making it difficult to get out if you slip in. I have researched that their has been 53 deaths in the last few years in the canals and all but one was accidentally falling into the canals. On many occasion it has been due to alcohol so I know we all enjoy our time on holidays but just make sure you keep away from the canals when you are drinking and never go walking on your own either if you have had a drink or even a smoke. If we can save one life from people taking this message on board then that would be a blessing.