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The Netherlands Has a Rocking Rubber Boat Party And We Are Jealous

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | August 12, 2015

The Netherlands Has a Rocking Rubber Boat Party And We Are Jealous

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The Netherlands seems to enjoy its inflatable raft parties.

Now we all have our own particular solutions to beat the heat. We have to say that the Netherlands’ answer beats our own idea of just walking around the frozen food section at the grocery store through the month of August.

According to the following video, partygoers flock to Utrecht to wade pleasantly down the waterway on their own respective raft, inner tube or bounce house.

YouTube user Thomas Diver (h/t Digg) captured 2015’s rousing rendition of the Rubberboot Missie, which looks like a traffic jam of fun, frivolity and rubber rafts.

As you can see above, going absolutely nowhere can be a lot of fun when you are armed with water guns.

The standstill was the fourth iteration of the Inflatable Mission, which the website describes as such, via Google Translate: “The Mission Inflatables (Inflatable Boat Mission) is an annual event in the city of Utrecht, The Netherlands. Known as the biggest inflatable boat event in the country the mission has become something for many 'sailors' to look forward to a day of fun and relaxation in the canals of Utrecht. In a few year's time the Rubber Mission managed to grow from 40 to as many as a 1,000 participants.”

The website continues that participation mandates filling out a form and, well, that’s it. It’s free to enjoy a trip down the canal as long as you are powered by your own volition and don’t bring a motorboat onto the water.

We particularly like the bounce house idea, because it acts as a fort again any onslaught from Super Soakers.

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