Maasbracht, with the largest inland port in the Netherlands, is rightly the centre of inland navigation. At the port of Maasbracht is the Maas Binnenvaartmuseum.
In the museum there are numerous items that recall the rich history of the boatmen's fair and the present and past of inland navigation. You will find a model of the "ship's cemetery". A disaster that struck inland navigation on 30 September 1944 in which 240 ships in the port of Maasbracht were sunk by the enemy using dynamite. An episode unparalleled in the history of inland navigation. The museum contains various scale models of ships that sailed the inland waterways in the distant past.
In recent decades, inland navigation has also had to deal with all kinds of social and economic developments. In the museum you can see how these developments had repercussions on the industry. Through various photo exhibitions you will discover how the skipper and his family, often under difficult circumstances, lived and worked.
The Maas Binnenvaartmuseum has two manual wheelchairs available for visitors with mobility problems.
Sa , Su: 14:00 - 17:00 hour.