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 boats, the VOLHARDING, FURIE, ELBE and DOCKYARD. For a few euros per person you can join these tours. More than 400 tickets are available, that can be obtained at the National Dutch Towage Museum. Unfortunately however, all tickets are already sold by now.
Also there are nautical activities for children of all ages.
In the afternoon, at about 16.30 h., there will be a large parade of all kinds of tugs. big and small, old and modern.
In any case, it will be a day that is not to be missed by the real maritime and tug lover!