We Bought A Boat

We Bought A Boat


My husband came home with an inflatable boat to take out into the canals with the boys. Since we arrived in the Netherlands he has wanted a boat. “When you live below sea level you should have a boat” he always says. The past year he has been hoping to find a little one to purchase used from someone with no luck. (We already had life jackets, just in case.)

Taking the Boat Out

When he found the last inflatable boat at our local Intratuin garden store he purchased it, came home and immediately inflated it. At that moment, in the eyes of my children, he rocketed into star status.

Boat Put in

The boys love the boat. They’ve taken it out most days this summer, into the canals or the little local lake. They boat down to our playground, which also has a walking and cycling path to it.

Boat to the Park

When it’s not in the water it is also their favorite play thing in the yard. We pull it out of the garage for the kids to sit and play in for endless hours of fun.

Boat in the Yard

We haven’t encountered any of our neighbors out in their little boats yet, but we know they have them. So hopefully we will see them out on the canal soon!

Just for fun here is a little video of the boys putting the boat into the canal.


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10 thoughts on “We Bought A Boat”

  • You are officially Dutch now as the canals are full of boaters on the weekend!
    Our heritage is Dutch and we go to Holland when we can!!

    Love it

  • What fun! It looks like the boat just holds the three of them. I suppose you have to walk the path to the park while they boat there. Loved the video. #countrykids

  • Oh I love this, you certainly are in the right spot for a little boat and what fun for the boys. We have a little boat that we use to pull weed from the lakes and my kids want to take it for a ride down the estuary when the tide is right, this post reminds me we must get onto it before they go back to school. I must say boating down to the playground just sounds so cool. I wish you many happy adventures in your little boat.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  • Seeing those photos reminds me of where one of my sister’s lives. I’m not sure if she’s got a boat like this. I will have to ask her. #CountryKids

  • I love this boat, it looks so small on the water! If I lived here I would totally get a boat too. I like the fact that you had the life jackets all ready for the boat! Many happy days on the canals for you! #countrykids

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