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Hot tub boating in the Netherlands

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  February 1, 2013 11:57 AM

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By Necee Regis, Globe Correspondent

It’s a boat! It’s a hot tub! No, it’s the HotTug, quite possibly the first wood-fired hot tub boat in the world. Book a night at one of four waterside lodges at Werf Ijlst and travel the lakes and waterways of Friesland, in the northern Netherlands, in this wood and fiberglass boat. Accommodating six to eight people, the HotTug fills with hot water (100 degrees Fahrenheit) in less than five minutes. Don’t like to soak and float? Use one of the four-passenger aluminum inboard electric motor scows moored outside each accommodation. Two-story lodges sleep 2-4 guests. From $237, without boat $171.  011-31-0-517-414-410, www.werfijlst.nl

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