Ijmuiden lies at the sea entrance to Nordzee Kanaal around 18 miles west of the city centre of Amsterdam. It offers sea locks, harbours, large beaches, dunes with bunkers, a national park, fort island, museums and attractive boulevard. Worth a visit is IJmuiden Sea and Harbour museum, while the most modern marina in Holland is situated at the main boulevard of IJmuiden. From here tourists only have to cross the dunes to find the broad beach. The South Pier extends 3 km into the North Sea, and is accessible on foot. Inland, the woods offer history and walks, the 18th century mansions such as Beeckesteijn (now a museum) with authentic French and English gardens. The cemetery of Driehuis is beautifully preserved and maintained. The old centre of Velsen has an 8th century Engelmundus church.
North Sea Canal connects North Sea with IJ Bay in Amsterdam. The importance of the ship canal has been recognized with the introduction of "Holland Route" by the European Route of Industrial Heritage. The places to see on the route are Hoogovensmuseum, the system of sluice gates at the mouth of the canal, and Zee- en Haven Museum in IJmuiden.
Besides Velsen Municipality Hall, designed by architect Willem Dudok as the centerpiece to his plan for new IJmuiden, important sights are the North Sea locks that are among the largest in the world - one set is able to close off a shipping lane 164 ft (50 metres) wide and 39 ft (12 metres) deep. There are plans to enlarge or create a new set to facilitate passage for larger vessels.
The IJmuiden cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near IJmuiden, Holland.
If you lose the IJmuiden location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port IJmuiden cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from IJmuiden, Holland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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4 October, 2016
8 October, 2016
12 October, 2016
16 October, 2016