On May 16 it was 400 years ago that Maassluis officially became an independent municipality. This joyful event was and is celebrated with the start of ceremonially signing the Deed of Separation by the mayors of Maassluis and Maasland and it will finish with the Furieade in October this year.
Saturday, May 17 there was “400 years Maassluis Maritime Experience”, a day with beautiful weather, many ships in the harbor, music, dance and crafts demonstrations. Round trips on the river were available with several ships, including the Furie.
The old lady has done four tours of which was the first one was moderately busy but the other three were sold out. The highlight of the day was an afternoon fleet review on the river with some 50 vessels, tugs, fishing vessels, freighters and of course the Furie. It was quite a spectacle that many people came watch.