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Set sail to the Benelux and beyond With thousands of kilometres of coastline, inland waterways, lakes, canals and rivers, the Benelux is a wonderfully water rich region. The Dutch and Belgian sea shores in particular have been popular for centuries, not only for naval transport but also for leisure yachtsmen, from novices to veterans. TEXT: MYRIAM GWYNNED DIJCK | PHOTOS: BOOT DüSSELDORF, BELGIAN BOAT SHOW
While the summer is still far away, the beginning of the year is the perfect time to start mapping your vacation and select a boat that fits your favourite journey. If you already have a vessel for your voyage, then there are always new routes to take, innovative accessories to learn about and unexpected destinations to discover. Sports like water and jet skiing, wakeboarding, fishing and other nautical activities are also well represented along the Benelux seashores and waterways. Covering all these aspects are two major events happening this winter. First there is ‘boot Dusseldorf’ in late January, shortly followed by the Belgian Boat Show in February. For every maritime enthusiast these spectacular shows are not to be missed!
34 | Issue 13 | January 2015
Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.