Floating again

This is the reality of having a bootje in Amsterdam. You constantly have to “hozen” – bale out the water (this bootje was even covered with a tarpaulin which you can see laying on the quayside). You wouldn’t believe what foul smelling & looking fluids came out of this boat. The couple seemed to enjoy the ‘hozen’ though. Good for them.

where: Oudezijds Voorburgwal @ Stoofsteeg


The good folks over at HoosJeBootje send us this picture. HoosJeBootje is the company you call if your boat is featured on this site. No ‘gezonken bootje’, not even those that are gone forever, they can’t get up and running again.
Anyway, Sander of HoosJeBootje, says of this picture: “The wooden boat “De Swaen” crashed on a sunny afternoon, two weeks ago on the Prinsengracht. The complete bow cracked and it had a hole in it thru which a person could swim in… We lifted it and transported it to a shipyard.”

where: Prinsengracht