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IJmuiden is a small, homely port located within a close drive to Amsterdam.
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IJmuiden (Amsterdam)

IJmuiden is one of the major cruise ports serving Amsterdam (which is about a half-hour drive away). Many cruisers that begin or end a cruise in IJmuiden often stay an extra night or so to visit Amsterdam, since it’s close by. There is also a ton of great things to do and see during your time in IJmuiden as well! This is a perfect starting point for those interested in history, as IJmuiden is filled with museums and castle ruins. As this port city is located on the coast of the North Sea, there are also a few beaches where you can enjoy the weather and partake in water sports. Plus, if you’re looking to visit some more famous attractions, the world-famous city Amsterdam is just a short drive away!

A great time to visit IJmuiden for ideal weather is between May and October. If you plan on spending time in Amsterdam, you may also consider going between April and May, when you can avoid the peak season crowds.

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Destinations for Cruises from IJmuiden (Amsterdam)

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from IJmuiden (Amsterdam)

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from IJmuiden (Amsterdam). Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from IJmuiden (Amsterdam):

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Mainstream Cruise Lines

Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.

Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.

Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.

During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).

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Premium Cruise Lines

These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.

Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.

These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

Costa Cruises
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (1,484 - 5,224 Guests)
  • Largest Europe-based Cruise Line
  • Family-Friendly Pricing
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Holland America Line
  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 11 (1,432 - 2,668 Guests)
  • Inspired Cuisine
  • World-Class Entertainment
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Hurtigruten Expeditions
  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (90 - 970 Guests)
  • Unique Expedition-Style Voyages
  • Wide Range of Excursions
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Things to do near IJmuiden (Amsterdam)

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Amsterdam (IJmuiden), along with a brief description:

♦ Brederode Castle

If you’re looking for an authentic learning experience, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Ijumuiden! One of the most interesting highlights of the city is the Brederode Castle, which currently stands in ruins. Originally built during the 13th century, the castle incurred a few attacks throughout the centuries and ceased operation during the 16th century. Today, you can tour the ruins during the summer for a small admission fee. You’ll be free to explore the castle on your own, allowing you to truly take in its medieval atmosphere. Don’t miss the views from the top of the tower! One unique feature of the tour is that you can enjoy a coffee on one of the castle’s terraces. Cultural events, music performances, and shows also occasionally take place here in the summer.

♦ Museums

Expand your perspective of Northern Europe with a visit to the many museums of IJmuiden! Bunker Museum IJmuiden is where you can explore a few war-era bunkers. You can view artifacts such as medals, decorations, and weapons, as well as a reproduction of the soldier’s living quarters, in a number of their exhibits. You’ll also get to walk through an actual trench! Other noteworthy museums in IJmuiden are Ijmuider Zee- en Havenmuseum (a maritime museum), Pieter Vermeulen Museum (a natural history museum), and the WOVIJ Bunkers (another guided bunker museum).

♦ Zuid-Kennemerland National Park

If you’re looking to spend some time outdoors while in IJmuiden, then you certainly don’t want to skip over a visit to Zuid-Kennemerland National Park! The beautiful landscape will simply take your breath away as you explore various hiking and biking trails (bike rentals are available). Plus, you’ll even have the chance to spot wild horses, cows, birds, and bison! There is also a white-sand beach where you can kick off your shoes and dip your feet in the refreshing water. There are also for-fee guided cycling and walking tours available where you can learn about nature conservationist Jac P. Thijsse (lunch included!).

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