28 Feb-5 March 2006. The HISWA 2006 Boat Show at the Amsterdam RAI Europa complex has 400 exhibitors showing everything from rowing boats to sea-going yachts in what has become the largest water-sports exhibition in Benelux. A 115-m jetty will traverse the main exhibition hall, with over 50 large sailing ships and motor yachts moored beside it. The programme of activities includes video highlights and analyses of the Volvo Ocean Race, as well as lectures by experts at the Yacht Vision Plaza. For the adventurous there are the thrills of testing out a hanging trapeze on a catamaran, while at the Knowledge Island visitors can watch students design and build high-tech yacht models. The Natural Sailing Pavilion displays 12 traditional craft here the emphasis is on a simple, peaceful sailing experience. A solar-powered boat is another first for HISWA 2006. Admission 15, under-15s and over-65s 10, family ticket 35. 28 Feb and 1, 4, 5 March 10.00-18.00, 2 and 3 March 10.00-22.00.
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HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show.
The RAI Centre is at 22 Europaplein, on the outskirts of Amsterdam but just 15 minutes from the city centre by public transport. From Central Station: Amstelveen express tram 51 (exit at Amsterdam RAI ) or tram 4 (exit at RAI Europaplein). Tel. +31 (0) 3