IJmuider Zee en Havenmuseum

IJmuiden is one of the biggest fishing harbours in Western Europe and a great deal of maritime activities take place here.

The permanent collection of the Zee en Havenmuseum offers a distinct overview of the development of the region and its maritime activities in the past and present. This began with digging the trenches for the North Sea Canal around 1870 and the construction of its piers and locks.

There are also exhibitions about fishing, the history of tug boats and off-shore industry – all informative and designed to please both young and old. The museum is maintained and operated by a group of committed volunteers and local maritime experts.

Practical Information

Facilities (General)
Wardrobe Unmanned cloakroom
Restaurant (for guests) Yes
Facilities (Accommodation)
Lift Yes
Disabled facilities
Adapted for the disabled Yes
Pets Pets not permitted
Sights, activities & experiences
Photography permitted Photography without flash permitted
Type of museum industrial development
Target group
children Yes

Day From Till
Sunday 13:00 17:00
Wednesday 13:00 17:00
Saturday 13:00 17:00