"Maassluis the home of the ''Furia-de''" Maassluis by Waalewiener

Maassluis Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 27 photos

The Furiade is a yearly Festival (celebration)held the first weekend in Oktober in Maassluis .De Furiade started in 1980, with the tugboat Furie being the main participant
The Furie is a sailing museum since 1989.
The Furie played a part in the TV series Hollands Glorie.
The Furie was build in 1916 by G.H.Bodeweg.The Furie weighs 158 tonnes and is 30meters (90ft) long, 6 meters (18ft)wide and has 3 meters (9ft) depth.
It has a tripple expansion steam engine producing 450 I P.K.
The Furie participated in Sail Amsterdam & Sail den Helder & Dordt in Steam.
During the Furiade weekend
Maasssluis there are many other activities,and demonstrations, music bands playing on a boat in the harbor and many food booths, there is a children parade where all the kids & adults carry a lit candle inside a Lampioenon a stick. All the boats are lit up at night.There are sky divers and the military shows its stuff.At night a Kermis (carnival)etc etc.It is a great weekend.

A saturday morning Kindermarket(children market)in Maassluis If you look at the water in the canal it looks like you can walk on it ,but it is all naturel.That's the way some of the canals look like. Let;s hope nobody falls in .

What a surprise to go for a walk outside of Maassluisand find these beautiful Wetlands with a variety of Birds.
Also there was a horse riding club.The horses and their riders were beautiful to watch.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Shopping , a harbor , a Ferry acoss the river lovely coffee shops
  • Cons:Cannot think of any.
  • In a nutshell:Maassluis is a place you feel very safe and comfortable.
  • Last visit to Maassluis: Sep 2002
  • Intro Written Nov 6, 2002
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  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2008 at 9:47 AM

    Saw, you had a touchdown at 12.32 and guess who was at VT at 18.02?? Have a great trip; greetings to Nel. PJ

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2003 at 2:54 PM

    Indeed a much nicer place than one would expect. I was thinking that last Sunday when I was there.

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2002 at 3:06 PM

    Lovely start.. Great photos.. I will be back for more.. ;-)

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2002 at 6:33 PM

    Great intro! I am looking forward to more of your pages!

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