"Het kanaal leidt naar het park."
Translation:The canal leads to the park.
You might not be surprised to hear that Dutch has many words for "canal".
- Kanaal: used for transport by ship or barge between two bodies of water. Usually large.
- Gracht: city canals, used both for transportation and water management. Typically has trees and row houses on either side.
- Sloot: small canals in the countryside, used for irrigation and water management.
Thanks for the explanation, Simius! I was only half serious with my question, but this is indeed useful information.
And there are even more canals:
- Vaart: kanaal, I don't know if there really is a difference
- Slotgracht: moat (lit. castle gracht)
- Singel: similar to a gracht, but usually surrounded by an earth wall instead of stone walls/streets/houses, e.g. the singel of Breda