Places to Visit in Ijmuiden, Netherlands, Europe

Places to Visit in Ijmuiden, Netherlands, Europe

Ijmuiden is a port city belonging to the North Holland province in the Netherlands. It is located about 17 km north of Haarlem and 28 km northwest of the national capital, Amsterdam. Ijmuiden comes under the municipality of Velsen as major town.


Geography of Ijmuiden:

Ijmuiden is situated at the entrance of the North Sea Canal, between 52°27′31″ N latitude and 4°37′10″ E longitude.


History of Ijmuiden:

Historically, Ijmuiden was one of the important cities of the Netherlands due of its maritime importance. Ijmuiden achieved city rights on November 1, 1876 as North Holland’s newest city. Ijmuiden was once heavily damaged during the World War II and later regained its glory with the development programs of the Netherlands Government.


How to reach Ijmuiden?

Ijmuiden is situated about 27 km away from the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol which is the most important airport of the Netherlands covering major European cities such as Dublin, London, Moscow, Rome, Paris, Madrid and Berlin and Asian cities like Delhi, Beijing, Mumbai, and New York and Chicago in USA

There are timely buses available for airport travel and also visitors can hire taxi or car at the airport for comfort and convenient airport travel.

To move within the Ijmuiden city, buses and rentals vehicles are widely used in Ijmuiden.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Ijmuiden:

There are many interesting museums in Ijmuiden describing the local fishing and shipping culture and that also host regular art exhibitions and concerts.

Being a tourist favor destination, Ijmuiden houses numerous modernized food corners and shopping centre. Here are the some nice restaurants in Ijmuiden:

  • De Meerplaats
  • Kop van de Haven
  • Oxi Restobar
  • Wok for You


What to do in Ijmuiden?

  • Dutch Pedelec Tours
  • Boat Tours
  • Hiking


What to see in Ijmuiden?

Zuid-Kennemerland National Park:

Covering areas of Velsen, Zandvoort and Bloemendaal, the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park is an adventure and environment lovers’ favorite destination, founded in 1995. With its 3,800 hectares area, the park houses around 100 different animal and bird species including European Rabbit and Roe Deer.


IJmuider Zee- en Havenmuseum:

Housed in the attractive building, the IJmuider Zee- en Havenmuseum is a museum concentrated on the fishing and shipping of Ijmuiden. It was inaugurated in 1989 and is allowed for public 13:00 to 17:00 (Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday). The entrance fee is 6 Euros.


Velsen Municipality Hall:

The Velsen Municipality Hall or Raadhuis van de gemeente Velsen is one of the well planned buildings in Velsen. Architect Willem Dudo was the designer of this centerpiece.


Other places of interest in and around Ijmuiden include:

  • Bunker Museum IJmuiden
  • Windmill De Adriaan
  • Cathedral of Saint Bavo
  • Teylers Museum
  • Saint Bavo Church
  • Grote Markt
  • Ten Boom Museum
  • Haarlemmerhout park
  • Villa Welgelegen
  • Het Dolhuys Museum of Psychiatry
  • Castle ruin Huis ter Kleef
  • Amsterdamse Poort
  • Haarlem Historisch Museum
  • Frans Hals Museum
  • The Janskerk


When to visit Ijmuiden?

The best time to visit Ijmuiden depends on what visitors like to do or see, probably the summer months are best for sightseeing.


Where to stay in Ijmuiden?

There are many upgraded hotels in Ijmuiden with descent faculties like AC, TV, doctor on call, vehicle arrangement, Wi-Fi, food con request, 24 hour room service and private bathroom. For more comfort facilities, tourists can head towards Amsterdam city (28 km). The major hotels in and around Ijmuiden include:

  • Holiday Inn Ijmuiden Seaport Beach
  • Augusta Hotel
  • Hotel Prinsenhof
  • Hotel Velsen
  • Hotel Royal
  • Hotel Velsen
  • Hotel de Weyman
  • Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg
  • Fletcher Hotel-Resort Spaarnwoude
  • Bastion Hotel Haarlem
  • Hotel Villa de Klughte
  • Bed & Breakfast Noordzee
  • Badhotel Zeecroft
  • B&B Habitat
  • Bed & Breakfast De Telescoop
  • Hotel Sonnevanck


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