Ijmuiden trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
IJmuiden is a port city in the Dutch province of North Holland and is the main town in the municipality of Velsen. It is located at the mouth of the North Sea Canal to Amsterdam, and lies approximately north of Haarlem.The internal capitalization in the city's spelling is because IJ is a digraph in Dutch, and is therefore sometimes considered to be a ligature, rendering it a single letter.The port of IJmuiden is a deepwater port suited to fully laden Panamax ships, and fourth port of the Netherlands.HistoryIn the Roman era, this Velsen district was already inhabited, and archaeological finds at the impoldered lake of Wijkermeer indicate there was a North Sea port of some regional importance built here. Present day IJmuiden includes four harbors: the vissershaven (Ship's code IJM), a fishing dock (visafslag), the haringhaven, the IJmondhaven and the Seaport Marina IJmuiden, a harbour for pleasure craft. IJmuiden became the largest fishing port of the Netherlands after the island of Urk became closed in by the Afsluitdijk. The town suffered heavy damage and demolition during World War II, because of its maritime importance.Ijmuiden is in Velsen. Plan your trip to Ijmuiden and other Holland destinations using our handy Holland holiday builder tool .
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Ijmuiden
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Ijmuiden
Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $68
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Charm of Holland - All-inclusive Countryside & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $115
Duration: 8 hours
Popular things to do in Ijmuiden
Side trips from Ijmuiden
Places to visit with Ijmuiden
Recently planned trips to Ijmuiden
14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Amsterdam & Ijmuiden BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Ijmuiden BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Ijmuiden BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Ijmuiden BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 33 days in Ijmuiden BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium