Rent a Floating Hot Tub: Down by the River


Rub-a-dub-dub, indeed. Can you imagine floating down the Thames in a hot tub? Or cruising out of the port of Rotterdam – or north of Amsterdam in the charming town of IJlst? The world is your oyster when you “Hot Tug”, as these clever floating hot tubs are called.

The Hot Tug (brainchild of Dutch designer Frank de Bruijn) has a wood-fired heater, and the underwater stove heats the water to a toasty 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius). There is no fear of fire breaking out- the stainless exterior of the stove is cool to the touch – cooled by the water it heats! You can float down the river in the winter, with a cold drink in your hand and enjoy the warmth! The Hot Tug contains 1800 liters of water – just over 475 gallons (which is typical for a stationary hot tub this size). A 2.4 KW electric motor provides the power and you’re off on your adventure. Full steam ahead – and don’t forget the champagne!


The Floating Hot Tub can seat up to six and looks like so much fun!


Really, how incredible would it be to float past a windmill in your hot tub? This is one for the Bucket List.


Be sure to wear your best bathing suit – because you’ll turn a lot of heads as you glide across the water.


More information: Hot Tug

Written by Beverley Wood

Beverley Wood has lived on boats in Toronto and Vancouver and in an old hacienda in Mexico. She knows funky when she sees it. She's been writing since she was old enough to pick up a pen and has never shied away from the unusual or the whimsical. Her love of the unique (and sometimes bizarre) led her to Captivatist.