IJmuiden Travel Guide

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IJmuiden Things to Do

  • Cycling in the surroundings of IJmuiden

    The best way to explore the Netherlands is by bike. The surroundings of IJmuiden are no exception. Discover the beautiful National Park South Kennemerland. Differences in soil, altitude, climate and groundwater concerns in the dunes for a variety of living conditions for plants and animals. Hence you can come suddenly face to face with bison, deer,...

  • Gedenknaald

    The Gedenknaald (Remembrance needle) is located in the vicinity of the lower light house.Original the 12 meters high needle was located at the Sluiseiland (lock island), but it was removed in 1963 due to the raise of the island and move to the Seinpostweg in 1971.The needle commemorates engineer Justus Dirks, the technical leader of the Nortsea...

  • City Hall

    The IJmuiden City Hall in reality is called the City Hall of Velsen (the community IJmuiden now is a part of).The building was the last big building designed by architect W.M.Dudok; also known as the desgner of the Hilversum City Hall.He envisioned a public square for the City Hall, Hotel and Theater and a second economical square for the street...

  • The lower light house

    IJmuiden has two light houses. The combined lights create the center line for the IJgeul, the Northsea waterway to the IJmuiden harbour and Northsea canal entrance.The lower light house is located closest to the Nortsea, next to the ship traffic control center.The light house dates from 1878 and was designed by Quirinus Harder.Original the tower...

  • Water tower

    The old IJmuiden water tower dates from 1915. It has a height of 43 meters and a water capacity of 2500 cubical meters.The remarkable exterior clock was added to the building in 1927.The adjacent pump station and filtration plant were demolished in 2009 after years without maintenance.In the remaining tower eleven modern apartments were created,...

  • Visit IJmuiden aan Zee: The Beach

    IJmuiden aan Zee (IJmuiden at the Sea) is known for it's South beach, the area South of the harbour pier. The Beach is divided into 4 zones. 2 for sunbathing and swimming and 2 for activities.Along the dunes are temporary summer cottages and beach pavilions.Behind the dunes is the IJmuiden Marina, some restaurants and hotels and a huge parking...

  • Bunker museum

    The Bunker museum is housed in one of the remaining WWI German bunkers, that were build as part of the Atlantic Wall, that was suppose to protect the Third Reich of Nazi Germany.IJmuiden with the Northsea canal entrance to Amsterdam was a key point of defense works.The museum has original equipment and personal things of the soldiers that served...

  • Northsea canal locks

    The locks are one of the attractions you have to visit while at IJmuiden. Seeing the big ships coming and being towed is a ever attracting sight.There's free parking.

  • Fort Eiland - Fortress Island

    The Fort Eiland in the middle of entrance of the Northsea canal, was constructed to pretect the canal. At the time of construction it was sitiated at the North bank of the canal, but in 1929 the canal was widened and the fortress became an island.Since 1996 it's on the UNESCO world heritage list.


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IJmuiden Restaurants

  • The local Chinese

    Kota Radja is a a well-known Chinese restaurant with decades of good food service.Take-away service available.Business hours:Mo-Fr: 3PM - 9:30PMSa-Su: 3PM - 10PM

  • At the Northsea

    Paviljoen Noordzee is a bar/restaurant at the dunes of IJmuiden aan Zee.There is an outside terrace and a spacious bar area and 2 (party) rooms.Business hour:Mo: From 10AMTu: ClosedWe-Su: From 10AM

  • At the beach closest to the Piers

    Strandpaviljoen Zuidpier is a place for everyone, including children.It's located at the widest part of the beach with a small protected nature area in the dunes, a lookoff to the IJmuiden Piers with ever busy shipping.The nearby beach is split into a part for activities (like kite flying) and a part for sun bathers and swimmers.

  • At the Seaport Marina

    The Dutch Admirals is a grand café started as the Yacht club for the adjacent Marina.Business hours:Mo-Tu: ClosedWe-Su: Noon - 9:30PM

  • At the IJmuiden aan Zee beach

    Zilt aan Zee is a restaurant located at the top of the dunes at IJmuiden aan zee, overlooking the South Beach. The restaurant has many seafood dishes, but also non-seafood dishes.Business hours:Mo: 10AM - 9:30PMTh-Su: 10AM - 9:30PMIn Winter only open Fr-Su.

  • Restaurant with a view

    Restaurant Kop van de Haven is situated at the entrance of the Main harbour and the Northsea canal with a view a the Fortress Island and Northsea.It's been constructed in 1985 on the foundations of a WWII bunker.There's free parking (!) and for the rest it's eat and anjoy the view.Big ships en route to/from Amsterdam are passing on a regular...


IJmuiden Transportation

  • Marina

    IJmuiden has a large Marina outside the locks, but safely located behind the dunes.The Marina Seaport IJmuiden uses radio channel 74.The street address is: Kennemerboulevard 540 - 1976 EM IJmuiden.The Marina 650 mooring places for recreational boats all equipped with water and electricity )16A, 220V).Internet is available via payed WiFi Hotspot.

  • Parking at the Beach

    If you want to visit the Beach and travel by car; parking at the payed parking area is mandatory.1 hour = 1 Euro2 hours = 3 Euro's3 hours = 5 Euro's4 hours = 6 Euro's5-24 hours = 8 Euro's


    I travelled to the Netherlands to visit Diana (Dila) in Amsterdam. Travelling on DFDS from Newcastle to Ijmuiden on the Princess seaways. The ship docked at 09.30 after a 17 hour journey, setting off from Newcastle at 17.30 the previous evening. Once out into the North Sea the weather was very choppy and the ship rocked for a few hours until the...


IJmuiden Warnings and Dangers

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    by pieter_jan_v Written Sep 10, 2013

    At the entrance of the beach you v=can pick up a free paper garbage back.

    Don't leave your garbage on the beach; use the bins!

    On a clean beach people are happier Waste bin and paper bags Natural garbage on the IJmuiden beach
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IJmuiden Favorites

  • Cornelis Vreeswijk statue

    Cornelis Vreeswijk was a Dutch singer-songwriter born in IJmuiden.In 1949 his family emigrated to Sweden and Cornelis became a successful troubadour in that country.In 1966 he translated a couple of his songs into Dutch and also wrote some new Dutch songs.His "Nozem en de Non"-song was a great hit and in 1972 his song "Veronica" was used by the...

  • Tata Steel

    In 1918 the Dutch State, the counsil of Amsterdam and a group of private investors grounded the Koninklijke Nederlandse Hoogovens en Staalfabrieken (Hoogovens of KNHS). The Netherlands wanted to make their own steel, so the Iron works construction works were started in 1920 at the North side of the Northsea canal at IJmuiden.In 1924 the first mill...

  • The Fisherman's Statue

    Een doodgewone vissersman, breeduit staande in waterlaarzen,zijn oliejas opbollend in de wind, die altijd over IJmuiden waait.Uitziende over de zee, dag en nacht, jaar in jaar uit, de dodenwachthoudende over die vissers, die eens uit deze haven uitvoeren,maar nimmer terugkeerden.Dit monument is vervaardigd doorde Amsterdamse beeldhouwer H.M....


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