Published on : Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Renting a boat from Europe’s number one self-skippered boating company, Le Boat, is a great way for young professionals to meet up with old college friends. While alumni reunions can be fun, nothing beats hanging out with best friends from the old alma mater in a lively city like Amsterdam or a picturesque café in Brussels. Le Boat offers a wide selection of self-drive cruisers with all the amenities of home, with fully equipped and spacious kitchens, restrooms and comfortable cabins that let you “take the party with you” as you reminisce about the old days while exploring cultural attractions and enjoying the famous nightlife of the cities around you. The boats are easy to navigate and no license is required to drive them.
“When careers become a priority, it gets harder to see old friends from school,” said Shannan Brennan, Le Boat’s head of Distribution and Marketing, U.S., Canada and Latin America. “What better way to reconnect with them than in eclectic and fun places like Amsterdam and Belgium?”
A Box of Chocolate, a Hearty Beer
Belgium may be one of the smallest countries in Europe, but the number of things to do and see is endless. Some of the walls of its many canals were part of the city’s defense system as far back as 1128. Starting off in the seaside city of Neuwpoort, visitors can enjoy great beaches, historic towns, taverns serving an incredible variety of beers, and plenty of nightclubs for every taste. History is also all around within the city of Diksmuide, which offers attractions such as the famous Ijzer (iron) Tower, a 279 foot edifice that serves as a World War One history museum.
In Brugge, a guided tour of the Straffe Hendrik Brewery can be part of the itinerary. The city also boasts some 50 chocolate shops within its borders and “chocolate factories” with free tours that let you learn about the history and tools for making chocolate as well as taste the final product.
Amsterdam, the capital of Holland and its largest city, is an intriguing and exciting destination for young people. Considered one of “the most watery cities” in the world, its canals and harbors take up a quarter of its surface. Its 17th century Canal Belt is a UNESCO’s World Heritage site. Visitors can take in everything from the beautiful flowers and historical monuments to medieval architecture of places such as the walled city of Muidan – a historic monument in itself. The city of Vinkeveen, south of Amsterdam, is home to the Vinkeseense Plassen, a recreational lake where visitors can enjoy swimming, diving and other water sports.
A Perfect Cruiser for Every Group
The Le Boat Vision 4, designed exclusively for Le Boat, has a full entertainment center and is ideal for groups of up to eight people. The sleek cruiser has four stateroom sized cabins with convertible/twin double beds and four bathrooms. It also has a modern kitchen where guests can feel free to whip up their own meals on the gas stove or just heat up something in the microwave. The sundeck is perfect for watching history drift by as you sit back, relax and enjoy the great company.
The Le Boat Elegance can comfortably sleep up to six people, offering three staterooms fitted with single beds that can convert to doubles. There are also three bathrooms, each equipped with shower. Other notable amenities include a modern kitchen and spacious sundeck.
“The Elegance and Vision 3 are just two among our wide selection of modern boats ready to cruise the many canals and waterways of Europe. Friends can relive the old days while creating brand new memories together,” said Brennan.