There is something for everyone to try it out and test your skills!
From casting a fishing rod to canoing on our indoor creek, from a first attempt at sailing a dinghy to a test dive, from surfing the deep water wave to indoor wake- and skimboarding - the 17 halls of the boot Düsseldorf offer activities for everyone to join in and get involved. Just try it and find out what's the right watersports activity for you next summer. The boot Düsseldorf has so much more on offer than just the world's most comprehensive display of new boats and yachts. It#s an exciting day out for the whole family!
Try sailing at the boot Sailing School
The boot Sailing School offers visitors the opportunity to experience sailing at first hand in hall 14 on the exhibition grounds. For the younger adventurers dinghies of the Optimist class are available. But also adults can experience the pleasure of sailing in various bigger dinghies.
To make this experience possible, a large water basin of 20 x 25 meters has been errected in the middle of hall 14. Experienced sailing instructors invite you to take your first boating trip even if you have never saiked before. Adjustable wind machines along one side of the pool provide the necessary breeze.
So, all aboard!
Boardsports in the Surfers Village & Beach World
For the first time at the boot Düsseldorf, surfing and stand up paddling can be tested indoors on a standing deep water wave. "THE WAVE" in the new Surfers Village in hall 2 is something of a sensation at the boot 2017! It's a simple and safe, yet absolutely fantastic way to experience real surf feeling - even for beginners.
Right next door in hall 1, the Beach World of the boot, has a lot to offer for boardsports fanatics: an indoor skimboard track, a huge waterbasin with a wakeboarding lift or to play a round of SUP polo. In addition, kite and windsurfing simulators and balance boards are available for practicing for those who do not want to get wet during their boot visit. Equipment, changing cabins and experienced trainers are available. So, let's go!
Information, testing, shopping, chilling – divers can do it all in Hall 3. Receive advice and then try out the newest diving regulators in our diving pool right away. Relive your memories of your last holiday with your friends and book your next trip straight away. And if the outside world is getting too much, then just dive into the deep blue: Diving teachers accompany beginners in their first dive in our try out dive pool. Do you want to remember this experience forever? In Water Pixel World in Hall 4 then you can see how to capture your underwater adventures on camera.
In our Outdoor World in Hall 13, paddlers and fishing enthusiasts can seek out their hearts’ desire. In the World of Paddling you can prove your skill on the water. At the indoor pool, try out fishing and sport fishing lures and learn tricks for fly fishing. Talks by expert predator anglers will take place on the central stage – no fishy tales here, guaranteed! Afterwards, maybe you would also like to partake in a masterfully prepared fish fillet from our master chef.
And don’t just go on your preconceived ideas: Try the new canoes, kayaks and folding boats out for yourself and see how they feel on the water. You can take a test trip on the 90-metre-long river course in Hall 13 or strike out with your oars for the very first time if you’re a beginner.
Whether they are into paddling, climbing or fishing: Your kids can let off steam and have fun in hall 13. There’s also plenty to do for even the smallest children! They can enjoy the diverse programme of events at the AWO kindergarten.
Enjoy watersports in a new dimension! In 17 halls and 13 perfectly developed themed worlds you can experience the full range of maritime life. You will be surprised about the great range of activities on offer at the boot Düsseldorf: See and explore the great yachts on display, learn how tp produce great photos and videos of your watersports activities or watch your kids having fun at one of the activities centres of in the boot Kid's World. Experience all kinds of watersports for yourself live at the boot 2017. It’s a great day out for the whole family. PLAY NOW!