Sunday 28 November 2021

Missing Scottish tourist’s body found in Amsterdam canal

Dutch police officerThe body of a Scottish holidaymaker who vanished in Amsterdam after going out for a walk in the early hours of the morning has been found in a city centre canal, police said on Wednesday evening.

Army divers using sonar equipment found a body in the Oude Schans earlier in the day.

Chris Nelson, 24, disappeared on November 15 after going for a walk from Rechtboomsloot, where he and his fiancee were staying with a friend. His family do not believe he had been drinking heavily or taking drugs the night before he went missing.

According to local broadcaster AT5, some 15 people drown in Amsterdam’s canals every year.

Thank you for donating to

The team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments. has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.