Ijmuiden is a major port located at the sea entrance to North Sea Canal (Nordzee Kanaal), approx 30 km (18 ml) west of Amsterdam city center.
The port has sea locks and harbors. Along the canal's banks there are large beaches, dunes with bunkers, a national park, fort island. The town's population is around 30,000.
Among the best known tourist attractions is the IJmuiden Sea and Harbour Museum. Holland's most modern marina is located at the main boulevard. From there tourists only have to cross the dunes to find the broad beach.
The South Pier extends 3 km (2 ml) into North Sea, and is accessible on foot. Inland, among the the woods are 18th century mansions (like Beeckesteijn museum) with authentic French and English gardens. The cemetery of Driehuis is beautifully preserved and well maintained. The old centre of Velsen has the 8th century Engelmundus church.
North Sea Canal connects North Sea with IJ Bay in Amsterdam. This is an important shipping canal along which are located the Hoogovensmuseum, the sluice gates system (at the canal's mouth), the Sea and Harbour Museum.
Besides Velsen Town Hall, important sights are the North Sea locks (among the world's largest). They are able to close off a shipping lane with width 164 ft (50 m) and depth / draft 39 ft (12 m). There are plans to enlarge or create a new set to facilitate passage for larger vessels.
- The new lock system (currently being built at IJmuiden) will improve the accessibility of Amsterdam port and will significantly stimulate the local economy by allowing shipping traffic with larger vessels and independently of tidal levels. The new lock has width of 70 m (230 ft), length of 500 m (1640 ft) and depth of 18 m (60 ft). Its construction started in 2016, with scheduled completion in the end of 2019. The lock building project was co-funded by the EU's TEN-T programme.
- IJmuiden Heliport is a small helipad in the IJmuiden harbour. The facility is used exclusively for maritime assistance (piloting services).
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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6 April, 2017
22 April, 2017
26 April, 2017
29 April, 2017
30 April, 2017