The Datteln-Hamm Canal is very easy to navigate and has small highlights to show again and again. The only thing I missed there was seating. The marina in particular is very busy. We will soon cycle the entire canal as it has a total length of 50 km.
The canal is nice to navigate on its paths laid out on both sides. The road surface mostly consists of fine grit, which can be a bit coarser in some places. The channel is well suited to switching off for hours!