IJmuiden is a district of the Dutch municipality of Velsen in the province of North Holland. With 30 446 inhabitants (2005 ) it is the largest district, which also houses the town hall. IJmuiden is located south of the entrance to the North Sea Canal, the and thus connects the open sea and the bay IJ the port of Amsterdam directly. Here the Amsterdam level is measured at the lock chambers.

The place is an important fishing port and a supply port for the Dutch oil rigs, and since 2007 the ferry company DFDS operates here the ferry service between IJmuiden and Newcastle in the North East of England. He is one of the seats and production of steel mill TATA Steel, formerly Corus Koninklijke Hoogovens respectively. In the harbor there is a native of the Second World War torpedo bunker.

The nearest motorway junction IJmuiden is located immediately east of the A22 just before the portal of the Velsertunnels. A short branch line to the place of the previously operated on through trains via Haarlem to Amsterdam, was shut down. The most striking building is next to the blast furnaces of the steel mill north of the canal of about 35 meters high, designed by Quirinus Harder Lighthouse IJmuiden.

Just south of the National Park Zuid -Kennemerland is ( Kennemerduinen ).


Sons and daughters of the town

  • Gert -Jan Prins ( born 1961 ), jazz and improvisational musicians
  • Loona, i.e., Marie- Jose van der Kolk ( born 1974 ), singer

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