Maassluis is a beautiful city with a rich history. The two close-lying flowing canals that define the cityscape are unique. For centuries, the dike and the locks have occupied an important and strategic position in the water management system of Delfland. The look of the outer dike area of the city is shaped by fishing, traditionally the city's main source of income. Discover historic Maassluis.
The Groote KerkLearn More
The Groote Kerk is a church in Maassluis that was built between 1629 and 1639. Among other things, the church is known for its Garrels organ. Climbing the tower of the Groote Kerk is a truly special experience.
The Monstersche SluisLearn More
The Monstersche Sluis was still only an air gap in the Maas dike in 1343. In 1602, the lock was rebuilt as a drainage sluice by order of the Municipality of Monster. The sluice was converted into a lock when it was restored in 1889.
The DouanehuisjeLearn More
This intimate small 19th-century former customs building hosts artists and cultural organisations for exhibitions of paintings, sculptures and photographs.
Book a city walk from the Historical Society Maassluis!
Did you know that Maassluis is ideally suited for you to explore on your own? The city is perfect for walking around all by yourself! The Historical Society Maassluis organises city walks in Maassluis, led by a city guide. Get in touch with us and we will set to work to organise an unforgettable day in Maassluis for you!Contact Us
QR code for a walk around Maassluis
QR code signs can be found in various places all over city. Did you come across one of these interesting signs? Open the camera on your phone and scan the code. You will then automatically be taken to the website of Experience Maassluis and find a special story about that building or location! The Historical Society Maassluis has the best stories about the city, so you can get to know Maassluis even better!View all locations of the signs
Historic Delfland Barge Routes
Historic Delfland Barge Routes: Get to know the beautiful countryside of the Maassluis surroundings. On the way, you'll discover the Wippersmolen windmill and cruise along the unique, historic Delfland Trekvaarten (barge routes).Buy your tickets here
Special overnight stay
Thanks to the rich maritime history of Maassluis, there are several special B&Bs where you can stay overnight. Such as, for example, the Gemeenlandhuis with stunning views from the Stadhuiskade!Overnight Stay in Maassluis