Düsseldorf Boat Show 2021: Everything you need to know

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What: Düsseldorf Boat Show 2021
17-25 April
Where Messe Düsseldorf
Opening times: 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 the Düsseldorf Boat Show. It’s one of the biggest – if not the biggest – indoor show in the world and it has everything from kayaks to superyachts.

The show is brilliantly run and easy to get to – you  even get free public transport around the city with your show ticket.

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. The 2021 Düsseldorf boat show has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is hoped that infection rates will have dropped sufficiently by April to allow the event to go ahead.

There are plentiful low-cost flights from all over the UK and a good selection of hotels near the Messe Centre itself or in the town centre near the Altestadt (old town), which is well worth visiting of an evening.

We mustn’t forget the boats, though – the Düsseldorf Boat Show 2021 is sure to have several world premieres, although the final line-up is yet to be confirmed.