It has facilities for boating and bathing as well as for trips by steamer up and down the river Meuse.
Grand and Little Bassam are in regular communication by steamer with Bordeaux, Marseilles, Liverpool, Antwerp and Hamburg.
The depth of water at the main entrance is 41 to 5 fathoms and in the western bay 3 to 4 fathoms. For lack of docks and quayage, large vessels lie off Steamer Point and all cargo is handled by means of lighters, the labour being either Somali or Arab.
The town communicates by steamer with all the places situated on the shores of the Lake of Constance, while by rail it is 30 or 31 m.