World Port days Rotterdam in September

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In Rotterdam you can visit the fantastic World Port Days every year in the first weekend of September.

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A delight for people of all ages who love sailing ships, ports and maritime adventures. Spectacular demonstrations on the water, impressive ships and exciting port excursions.

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The World Port Days traditionally take place around the Maas River. This World Port event gives insight in Europe's largest harbour. A wide range of activities is offered to the visitors. There are spectacular stunts on the water and fully organized excursions to one of the many harbour-related companies located in Rotterdam.

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During the World Port Days visitors can get a glimpse behind the scenes of the largest harbour of Europe and its industrial area. This large, annual maritime event offers all kind of activities such as ship tours, naval activities, demonstrations, seminars, excursions, exhibitions, music and fireworks.

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The excursions give an immediate view of what is going on in the harbour. Port companies demonstrate what their ships and other sailing equipment are capable of. Visitors can furthermore enjoy breathtaking stunts and spectacular action from the Erasmus Bridge or from the Wilhelminakade.

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On the bank of the Leuvehaven, near the Rotterdam Maritime Museum,  you will find the location of the Tug Boat Harbour Foundation (Stichting Sleepboothaven) Maassluis and the National Dutch Towage Museum (Nationaal Sleepvaart Museum) of Maassluis.