Maassluis and water are inextricably linked. The first city on the Waterweg, an inner and outer port with numerous tugboats, centuries-old canals flowing right through the historic city centre... the water and the maritime aspects can be seen and found everywhere. Maassluis is not called the tugboat port city of the Netherlands for nothing!
Salvage vessel Tonijn.Book tickets for a special cruise here!
The Tonijn is a powerful salvage tugboat, with a large and impressive salvage pump to quickly rescue sinking ships. This ship also has a special engine built in the Netherlands!
Europoort tug SteenbankBook tickets for a special cruise here!
The Steenbank was a mighty coastal port tug that heralded the start of the enormous scaling up 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.
Salvage vessel BruinvischBook tickets for a special cruise here!
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. 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.
Seagoing Steam Tug FurieMore information
The Furie is the last steam-powered sea tug in the Netherlands. The ship played a central role in the legendary television series 'Hollands Glorie', based on the book of the same name by Jan de Hartog.
Seagoing tug ElbeMore information
Built in 1959 as the flagship of Smit Internationale, the Elbe was for a while the most powerful tug in the world. After 1985, the Elbe gained fame as the flagship of Greenpeace.
Museum ship HudsonMore information
The Hudson is the only pre-war sea tug still in existence in the Netherlands. On board this museum ship, you will get to experience how the captain and his crew lived and worked as well as see an exhibition on maritime towage during World War II.
Delfland Barge Routes
Maassluis is great for a nice stretch of sailing. For instance, sail along the Noordvliet and Zuidvliet towards the green hinterlands of Midden-Delfland and take in the gorgeous countryside. On the way, spot the Wippersmolen and sail across the largely unique, historic Delfland Trekvaarten (barge routes). You can also sail on board the historic ’trekschuit’ (traditional horse-drawn barge) De Goude Leeuwin during the sailing season!Book your tickets for the Trekschuit
Maassluis is the first and the smallest of the four cities along the sailing route from Rotterdam out to sea. The ships got bigger and bigger so in 1863, it was decided to make a new shipping connection: the Nieuwe Waterweg! It is still very much a busy shipping route every day, but also a popular walking and cycling route. You can have a great time relaxing by the water and watching the boats sail by!
You can get there in no time!
Plan your visit to beautiful Maassluis. Are you coming by bicycle, car, public transport or by boat? All of these are possible here!Plan your visit here
Ervaar Maassluis Info Point
Before or after your sailing trip, stop by our Info Point in the Nieuwstraat! And go back home with a nice souvenir.