|Local cheese (1kg)||$11.91|
|Pack of cigarettes||$8.14|
|Local draught beer||$5.42|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$101.69|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$126.07|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$12.88|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.25|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$9.09|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$1.13|
Maassluis is a unique city situated on the New Waterway. The city developed in the 18th century as a major fishing port. Today, Maassluis has become a typical modern city where the old city centre with its beautiful harbour basin contrasts nicely with the new residential areas. The versatility of art, culture, recreation, sports and business provide an appealing and modern city that tourists love to visit, especially with the plentiful cheap flights to Maassluis that is just 18 km away from the international airport at Rotterdam.
The Groote Kerk is one of the first Protestant churches in Maassluis; completed in 1639, the church has a remarkable interior decor that features many models of fishing vessels. The Cooperage is one of the most historic buildings noted for its remarkable architecture. The Customs House, originally built in 1896 as a forward observation post, near the sea and head of the harbour, is now used as a performance space by artists and cultural organizations.
Modern art and the history of Maassluis meet under one roof in the Museum Maassluis that has a historical collection of Maassluis and a 1900’s collection of Dutch figurative art. A city highlight, National Museum Sleepvaart is dedicated to ships; a ship simulator and a tide clock can be seen in this museum. The museum ship Hudson is the only tug built before the Second World War that has survived. SS Furie is the last steam-driven sea tugboat in the Netherlands. Visitors arriving by one of the cheap flights to Maassluis will be delighted if they are interested in the history of ships.
The two weekly markets promise a blaze of color; there’s virtually everything on offer from food and apparel to articles of daily requirement. Near Maassluis are the recreational Orange Lakes, the Aalkeetpolder and Krabbeplas where you can also enjoy hiking and cycling. Dining out in Maassluis can be extremely enjoyable; there are a host of restaurants, cafés and lovely terraces, where you can have a relaxing drink and then explore the diverse regional cuisine. Spending a weekend in some of the hotels on Maassluis could be memorable; they are extremely welcoming and provide a comfortable stay.