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! 

Discover the beautiful ships in our harbour - On Saturdays in the sailing season you can sail with Tonijn, Steenbank and Bruinvisch.

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!

Water fun for everyone!