What: Boot Düsseldorf 2023
When: 21-29 January Where Messe Düsseldorf Openingtimes: 10am-6pm daily Tickets: €19 Web:www.boat-duesseldorf.com
If you genuinely want to compare a lot of boats back-to-back then no other show makes it more convenient than Boot Düsseldorf. It’s one of the biggest indoor boat shows in the world (if not the biggest) and it has everything from kayaks to superyachts.
It’s a big show to get around so it’s best to allow two full days to take it all in and ensure you don’t have to rush your lunch of Bratwurst and Altbier in the charming outdoor food market at the show’s centre.
How to get to Boot Düsseldorf
There are plentiful low-cost flights into Düsseldorf airport from all over the UK. From there it’s a 10-minute taxi or 20 minutes on the bus to the Messe Centre for Boot Düsseldorf.
There’s a good selection of Boot Düsseldorf hotels, both near the Messe Centre itself or in the town centre near the Altestadt (old town), which is well worth visiting of an evening for a bratwurst and a lager (or two, or three).
N.B. In years gone by, your Boot Düsseldorf admission ticket got you free public transport around the city, but as of 2022, that is no longer the case – you will need to buy a separate ticket to visit the city centre.
Thank to COVID-19, there hasn’t been a Boot Düsseldorf since January 2020
Boot Düsseldorf 2023 line-up
This year the nine-day exhibition is expected to be busier than ever, with around 1,600 exhibitors from 50 countries showing their wares at the Messe Düsseldorf showground.
The full line-up of boats attending the Boot Düsseldorf 2023 is still taking shape and rest-assured there will be far too many to see in a single day. Below is our selection of the most exciting motorboats to track down: