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This article was published on May 27, 2016

It’s illegal to wakeboard Amsterdam’s canals – unless you’re Casey Neistat

Matthew Elworthy
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Matthew Elworthy

Marketing Manager, TNW Events

Amsterdam is known for being particularly strict when it comes to how people use its waterways. It’s understandable – they’re more than 300 years old. So what does it take to get them to relax their rules to allow a jet ski and a wakeboard to cruise them for an entire morning?

The potential for the video to go viral thanks to Casey Neistat and TNW Conference, it would seem.

After witnessing Casey’s awesome feat of snowboarding around NYC, we decided Amsterdam was the perfect place to recreate it on water. The city is home to 100km of canals after all, as well as 90 islands, and 1,500 bridges.

Catch Casey on our TNW Conference livestream tomorrow at 15:00 CEST. Get involved in the conversation using the hashtag #TNWEurope.

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