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IJmuiden Travel Guide: 30 reviews and 110 photos

Water gateway to Amsterdam

IJmuiden was started in 1876 after the construction of the Noordzee kanaal (Northsea canel) was completed.
The town is situated at the South side of the canal, while the counsil town of Velsen (well known for the "Hoogovens" or Iron works) is situated at the North side. The two towns are connected by the canal locks and the Velder tunnel.
At the entrance of the canal the Fort eiland is in the middle. This Fortress Island is part of the UNESCO heritage "Stelling van Amsterdam".

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  • Pros:Northsea
  • Cons:Windy
  • In a nutshell:Steel mill and waterway
  • Last visit to IJmuiden: Aug 2013
  • Intro Updated Aug 21, 2013
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