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Amsterdam Canal Cruise with a difference: Hot Tug

When in Amsterdam...a canal cruise is always a great idea. The best way to explore Amsterdam, the city built on water is with a local on a small boat. However, boating is seasonal with many Amsterdammers storing their boats away for the cold months.

Hot Tug in front of Hotel d'Europe


The Hot Tug is a boat that enables you to enjoy Amsterdam in all weather. Simply the boat is a hot tub. A new concept boat, the Hot Tug was launched at the Amsterdam Boat Show in September 2012.  Fueled by a wood fired heater the water can be warmed to 38 degrees Celsius. The designer of the boat wanted people to become part of their environment. In the Hot Tug in Amsterdam you become part of Amsterdam with only a small separation between you and the water.

Hot Tug in East of Amsterdam


The Hot Tug is a design of Frank de Bruijn owner of Supergoed. Frank's background is in sculpture. He attended the illustrious Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. De Bruijn also has a passion for physics and engineering. His furniture has been exhibited in many of the country's museums.   

Hot Tug in Red Light District (De Wallen)


Currently the makers of Hot Tug have teamed up with the group from Boom Chicago. From September 2014 the boat is available to Amsterdammers and our guests.  The boat holds six people comfortably or seven if you are friends (plus the captain). On our 3pm tour, it cost EUR 50 per person on a with a three person minimum to go out (six people maximum). A private boat at 3pm costs EUR 250. A private boat at another time with a center city hotel pickup and drop off costs EUR 450.
How do I book?
To book a boat call 0900 BOOM CHI or email hello@boomchicago.nl. Payment must be made in full at the time of booking.  We take credit and debit cards online or by phone (small booking charges apply). 

When in Amsterdam....enjoy!



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