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Cruises from Ijmuiden (Amsterdam)

Ijmuiden (Amsterdam), Netherlands Cruises

Ijmuiden (Amsterdam), Netherlands Cruises

A port city and the most important town in the municipality of Velsen, IJmuiden is located in the Dutch province of North Holland. In proximity to Haarlem, it lies approximately 17 kilometers north of the North Sea Canal to Amsterdam. IJ is considered a ligature in Dutch, so it is capitalized internally because it is a digraph. Ijmuiden sits on the Netherlands' northern coast and is a Deepwater port that can handle fully laden Panamax ships.

IJmuiden Highlights

In IJmuiden city, there are many things to see and do. Below are a few highlights!

1. Food Scene

There are tons of continental restaurants in Ijmuiden. Local seafood is abundant on most menus, and many restaurants are located on waterfronts. There are also several international restaurants in Ijmuiden, such as Restaurant Augusta, Chi Ling, and Kreta, if seafood is not your thing. When visiting this seaside city, be sure to visit one of the many ice cream parlors.

2. Local Market Shopping

The Dutch town of Ijmuiden is a fantastic place to shop for souvenirs and savor the local cuisine, including cheese, meat, and beer. A covered market can be found in the nearby town of Beverwijk, the largest in Europe. There are more than 2000 shops in the Beverwijk Bazaar, which sell anything you could want. In Haarlem and Amsterdam, you can enjoy serious retail therapy.

3. Past and Present

A maritime city with important historical significance, Ijmuiden was one of the Netherlands' most important cities. Founded in 1876, Ijmuiden became North Holland's newest city. Through the development programs of the Dutch government, Ijmuiden was rebuilt after being heavily damaged during World War II.

4. Culture

A vibrant nightlife, museums, theatres, music podia, and clubs to choose from. With their combined offerings, the cultural institutions in Velsen offer something for everyone, regardless of age. It also applies to festivals and village festivals that attract tens of thousands of people each year. Have you ever seen a monumental view of a village? Then you can explore Dorp Velsen, which is home to one of the oldest churches in the Netherlands.

5. Adventure

In Velsen, indoor and outdoor sports are readily available. These include a variety of wind and water sports. There are also ski slopes, snowboard slopes, golf courses, windsurfing, sailing, swimming, and kitesurfing available. It is popular to ride flyboards, and fly kites on the beaches of IJmuiden. Some of the regular beach activities include running, cycling, and sailing.

6. Nature

Velsen is made up of one-third nature. There is plenty of walking and cycling to be done in the dunes, estates, and Spaarnwoude recreation area. See if you can find Scottish Highlanders or Konik horses. Enjoy the beach and the two kilometers of piers while you breathe in the fresh air. Relax on one of Velsen's beautiful country estates. Take a look at IJmuiden and its neighboring villages in Velsen and discover how green they are!

Interesting Spots to Visit in IJmuiden Cruise Port

Explore Ijmuiden before continuing your journey. This northern port city near Amsterdam is well known for its fine sand beaches, rugged dunes, and natural landscapes, as well as its largest fish market.

1. North Sea Canal

Built between 1865 and 1876, the North Sea Canal allowed seafaring vessels to reach the port of Amsterdam by passing through the North Sea. Amsterdam is connected to the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal through this artificial channel, which terminates at the closed-off IJ Bay. A pumping station at IJmuiden augments the drainage of the canal to the North Sea through the Spui Locks at IJmuiden. For the Western Netherlands, this device is vital to groundwater management.

2. Brederode Castle

Santpoort-Zuid is close by Brederode Castle, or Ruins of Brederode. William founded a fortress I van Brederode 1215-1285 in the second half of the thirteenth century. The counts of Holland associated with William's ancestors were the van Teylingen lords. As a part of the Brederode excessive lordship, the citadel was given to the Brederode lords in mortgage within the thirteenth century.

3. Zuid-Kennemerland National Park

Zuid-Kennemerland National Park was created in 1995 within the province of North Holland. A Dutch conservationist named Jac. P. Thijsse. The North Sea Canal and Bloemendaal had been proposed as potential locations for a countrywide park in 1944. North Holland is situated in the west of the Netherlands, west of Haarlem. Bloemendaal, Velsen, and Zandvoort are the municipalities in which it is located. There is a southern portion of Kennemerland included in this region. Dunes are a feature of south Kennemerland. Aside from the beach, the park covers a total area of 38 square kilometers (15 square miles).

4. Zaanse Schans

This neighborhood is located near Zaandijk in Zaandam, the Netherlands. Historic windmills and houses have been preserved well in this area. A lowboy trailer was used to relocate old buildings from the Zaanstreek between 1961 and 1974. Near the first Zaanse Schans windmill is the Zaans Museum, established in 1994. A sconce erected over the Zaanse Schans against Spanish troops helped secure Dutch independence during the Eighty Years' War. Located along the European Route of Industrial Heritage, it is a popular tourist attraction in the Netherlands. It is estimated that 1.6 million visitors visited the neighborhood in 2014. There is a railway serving Zaandijk Zaanse Schans.

When to Visit?

Visit Ijmuiden in the summer if you are interested in sightseeing, but it depends on what you want to do and see.

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