Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB has announced plans for ANWB Boot Batavia, an on-water boat show organised for the first time from September 13th to the 17th this year in The Netherlands. The organisers are hoping to attract 500 boats from Dutch yacht builders and international brands and up to 30,000 visitors, as ANWB looks to develop the event into the biggest on-water boat show in Northwest Europe.

This new boat show takes place in the Batavia harbour that was specially created for large scale yachting events and is conveniently located in Lelystad on the shores of the IJsselmeer, the largest yachting area in The Netherlands.

A statement from ANWB reads: “ANWB Boot Batavia is ANWB’s answer to the frequently heard demand of yachting enthusiasts for an easily accessible and affordable boat show. In Lelystad visitors will find a combination of newly built boats and used boats, each category in its own part of the harbour. ANWB focuses on both the beginning boating enthusiast and on experienced yachtsmen considering buying a new or used boat.”

The event will be accompanied by various water sports activities. The Batavia shipyard, where historic ships are restored to their old glory and the adjacent Fashion Outlet Center Bataviastad are within walking distance.

Lelystad is located just 35 minutes driving from Amsterdam. ANWB Boot Batavia can easily be reached from Schiphol Airport by public transport or by car from Germany.

The Royal Dutch Touring Club has nearly 4 million members.