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IJmuiden, easy acces to Holland's marque destinations and undiscovered local touristic gemstones
The port of IJmuiden is part of the municipality of Velsen and situated along the North Sea canal estuary, which discharges into the sea through enormous locks. It can look back on a very rich history, reflected in its landscape and architectural variety, which combines the peace of wide beaches and dune landscapes with historic country estates, woods and the hustle and bustle of a fishing port, fish market and local industry. With its unique location and excellent infrastructure and facilities, this versatile town offers a wide scope of local recreational activities, cultural sites and a convenient and quick access to a fast range of top hinterland marquee destinations.
Below you will find just some of the wonderful attractions and activities IJmuiden has to offer.
Cruise ships moor at the berths of the Felison Terminal or Felison Cruise Terminal, which are conveniently located on the seaward side of the locks. The elegant terminal is able to harbour cruise vessel up to 295 meters, granting time saving access to the dynamic city of Amsterdam, which is only 30 minutes away. With close access to Schiphol Airport, the Felison Terminal & Felison Cruise Terminal provides the ideal starting point for the Baltic, the North Cape routes and City cruises.
IJmuiden is the perfect base for full and half day trips. At a mere 15 minute drive away the city of Haarlem, nominated best shopping city of the Netherlands, with its historic city centre, it’s Frans Hals and Teyler Museums offers an unique destination. So are Beverwijk’s renowned indoor flea market, the largest in Europe, hosting up to 80.000 visitors a week or the beautiful nature and recreation area of Spaarnwoude, with its 54 holes public golf club, horse stables and an indoor skiing slope.