Saturday, 03 August 2019 12:34

World Port days Rotterdam in September

In Rotterdam you can visit the fantastic World Port Days every year in the first weekend of September. 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. The World Port Days traditionally take place around the New 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. During the World…
"The Day of the Deep Sea Towage" in Maassluis this year 2019 took place on Saturday June 8th and memorized in total 250 years of jubilees. The Seagoing Tug Hudson exists 80 years, the ex pilot ship Rigel of the Maassluis Sea Scouts  70 years, the Deep Sea tug Elbe 60 years and - last but not least - the National Dutch Towage Museum 40 years. In the outer harbour the historical ships of the "Tugboat Harbour Maassluis Foundation" could be admired closely on this day. But also our good neighbour, the former pilot ship Rigel, and a number of…
This year 2018 the 39th Furieade Festival will take place in the town of Maassluis on October 5 and 6. The first shows start on Friday, october 5th. The so called Furieade festival is a yearly returning happening in the first week of October in Maassluis. On this occasion the harbour of Maassluis will be crowded with historical and modern ships of all types. The emphasis however will be the towing scene in the past. During the Furieade a lot of activities will take place around the harbour and canals of Maassluis. A short historical picture that clarifies the origin…
From June 2nd, 2018 an exhibition will take place in the Nationaal Dutch Towage Museum in Maassluis, showing tugboat models that are built with LEGO® or similar building blocks. Where boat model builders traditionally worked with wood and glue, we now see a growing interest in building models with plastic building blocks like LEGO®. Copying all sorts of objects with plastic building blocks is becoming more and more popular, and these days already so common, that you can see the forming of social model building clubs (so called AFOL’s (Adult Fans of LEGO). And for a growing number of shipping…
The Europort exhibition is being organized once per 2 years in the month November in the AHOY complex at Rotterdam, the next being in 2017. This show is one of the largest fairs of the maritime industry. The Foundation Tug Harbour Maassluis, in which the National Towage Museum takes part, is one of the participants of the fair. Visitors we gladly welcome at our stand. From 7 - 10 November 2017 Europort, organised in the world port city of Rotterdam, will be the international maritime meeting place for innovative technology and complex shipbuilding. Europort has a strong focus on special…
Saturday, 30 September 2017 01:31

Furieade festival Maassluis October 6 and 7 2016

This year 2017 the 38th Furieade Festival will take place in the town of Maassluis on October 6 and 7. The first shows start on Friday, october 6th. The so called Furieade festival is a yearly returning happening in the first week of October in Maassluis. On this occasion the harbour of Maassluis will be crowded with historical and modern ships of all types. The emphasis however will be the towing scene in the past. During the Furieade a lot of activities will take place around the harbour and canals of Maassluis. A short historical picture that clarifies the origin…
Thursday, 17 September 2015 00:44

Maritime market Sunday in September

After a successful first edition of the Maritime market the second edition took place on Sunday September 18th, 2016 on the quay of the s.s. ROTTERDAM.  On this Maritime Market you will find several stands with products from the maritime sector. This market is a special for collectors in the field of shipping in all varieties. This market will take place on a Sunday in September from 10:00 till 16:00 h. on the quay of the s.s. ROTTERDAM in the Katendrecht quarter of Rotterdam. Also the National Dutch Towage Museum and the Foundation Tug Harbour Maassluis will attend.
Sunday, 09 August 2015 12:17

Open Monuments Day (OMD) in September

In 2016 Open Monuments Day (OMD) took place on September 10th and 11th 2016. On Open Monuments Day a number of monuments in Maassluis, one of which is the building of the National Dutch Towage Museum, open to the public. This small but very beautiful former old town hall of Maassluis built in 1676, pittoresque situated in the corner of the basin of the inner harbour, deserves without doubt the title "paramount town determining monument". Unfortunately, the designer is unknown. The building bears the characteristics of the classicism historic period and has been equipped with a hipped roof with brick-layed…
Every year in summer you can visit the Maassluis book market in the open air. This market is part of the cultural life in Maassluis.The National Dutch Towage Museum will also open her doors from 13.30 h. We provide for an attractive and affordable supply of interesting maritime books, especially about Dutch towage and tugs, photographs and other towage curiosa.Of course our salespeople are fully prepared to tell you all about the museum and the towage activities in The Netherlands now and in the past.The book market will take place on a Saturday. This year it is on June 25th. The…
Thursday, 11 December 2014 15:51

Nautical day Maassluis in May

As every year the National Dutch Towage Museum did her utmost to provide again for a succesful nautical day on May 20st 2017 in Maassluis. The supervision of this event is in the hands of the "Foundation Tugboat Harbour Maassluis." (SSM, in Dutch: Stichting Sleepboothaven Maassluis).In May the traditional Nautical Day is being organized by the maritime foundations in Maassluis, united in the SSM.On this day the visitor will enjoy a unique towing and tugboat scene. The old motor and steam tugboats as well as modern ones can be seen and visited and one can join a river tour on a number of these…
Monday, 18 August 2014 13:07

Dordt in steam in May

"Dordt in Stoom" (Dordt in steam) in the town of Dordrecht in Holland is one of the most important steam events in Europa. Until 2016 this yearly happening has been organized 17 times. The attraction draws a vast public, some 250.000 visitors. During this event many steam ships, steam engines and steam tools are to be seen. Steam ships make tours on the river. For the children there are miniature steam trains. Many of the ships are open to visit. In Dordrecht, the eldest town of the Netherlands, often referred to as "Dordt", crowded streets and terraces with music create…