The first city on the Waterweg canal as well as the tugboat port of the Netherlands. Discover the maritime history of Maassluis with its numerous (seagoing) tugboats, the harbour, the beautiful monumental buildings and the historic city centre.
Take a boat trip!
Living in Maassluis During the sailing season, you can sail on one of the ships from the port or on the historic trekschuit along the flowing canals. The cruises are a unique experience you won't want to miss!Yes, I want to join a cruise!
TonijnMore about Tonijn
The Tonijn is a powerful salvage towboat, with a large and impressive salvage pump to quickly rescue sinking ships. The ship also has a special Dutch-built engine!
SteenbankMore about Steenbank
The Steenbank was a mighty coastal port tugboat that heralded the start of the phenomenal expansion of the Port of Rotterdam in the early 1960s. The characteristic tug is an icon and paragon of the growth of the Port of Rotterdam.
BruinvischMore about Bruinvisch
The Bruinvisch is the last survivor of the generation of pre-war salvage vessels. One of the tasks the ship was used for was clearing wrecks in the Nieuwe Waterweg after World War II. Maassluis has been the home port of this ship for decades.
Just like in the olden days, the authentic Trekschuit is pulled by a horse. Sail with it along the most historic routes between Delft and Maassluis. Experience going back in time on this very special sailing trip!
FurieMore about Furie
The Furie is the last steam-powered seagoing tugboat in the Netherlands. The ship played a leading role in the legendary Dutch television series 'Hollands Glorie', based on the book of the same name by Jan de Hertog.
ElbeMore about Elbe
Built in 1959 as the flagship of Smit Internationale, the Elbe was briefly the most powerful towboat in the world. After 1985, the Elbe became famous as one of the flagships of Greenpeace
Sleeping out on the water
Maassluis boasts many unusual places to sleep: such as historic buildings or on the waterfront with stunning views of the harbour or else in the beautiful surrounding countryside! Wouldn't this be ideal to make your weekend away in Maassluis complete? Shopping, eating out, spending the night in a unique B&B and sailing the next day!Spend the night in Maassluis
Food and drinks
Maassluis has a large and diverse range of restaurants and bars. Plenty of delicacies for everyone!Food and drinks
Did you know that Maassluis has been in existence since 1614? Discover the history of this beautiful city!Historical
The only towboat museum in the world is in Maassluis! This should not be left out of your visit to Maassluis.Arts and culture