Maarssen is situated just outside of the city of Utrecht, almost like a suburb. It has a population of almost 40,000. The river Vecht flows through the town, and the Amsterdam-Rhine canal borders it.
Maarssen is situated on the main Amsterdam-Utrecht line, but the fast intercity trains do not stop here. Only the slower stop-trains do.
Buses that run through Maarssen include the 35 and 36.
Maarssen is just off the A2 motorway, the motorway that connects Amsterdam and Utrecht. This road is very busy with a lot of traffic jams during peak hours. There are major road works happening on it.
Bikes can be rented from the train station.