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Things to do in IJmuiden

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Surf Spot
“Only by car (30min).. nice atmosphere, laid back place on the beach to visit for a beach walk, a drink, lunch, or to go surfing (rental available next door).. check opening hours (restricted in winter)”
  • 25 locals recommend
Beach
“Beach pavilion on the "West Coast". Great, relaxed lunch/dinner setting with outdoor playground. Theres a big parking area, but on a sunny day, dont be surprised if the parking is full, full, full & cars are circling the area like vultures.... you can always park a bit further and walk. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Our favorite beach hang out at Timboektoe Beach Club! Relax in a chair or on the beach and watch the big boats go in and out the Amsterdam Harbour (North Sea Canal)!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Museum
“The museum is open on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the months April to August and on the 1st Sunday of September and October. The museum is closed from November to March. For further information check the website: www.bunkermuseum.nl”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“During the winter: enjoy a windy walk over the beach looking at the beautiful beach. Afterwards: have a hot chocolate to warm up at Zilt-Aan-Zee (open on Saturdays and Sundays during the winter).”
  • 8 locals recommend
Hotel
“Within 30 minutes you can reach 'IJmuiden' a portcity at the mouth of the north sea canal. With beautiful dunes, the famous wide beach & cozy beachbars, open all year, you can spent a day here! Do some Blokarting, try kitesurfing or have a nice hike. You can take bus 82 from Amsterdam from central station to get there.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“One of the best fish and seafood restaurants in IJmuiden, don t miss it, make your rservation in time. Spectacular view on the Noord Zeekanaal entrance, with all big vessels floating in and out. Good winecard and for the wine lovers, order the Picpoul de Pinet white wine as your main wine at your fish dish. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Route
“Very quiet beach with one of the most relaxed beach clubs in the area. Go swimming, supping, surfing or just relax and watch the sunset.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Surfschool set at a 'one of a kind' location. Big beach near to the breakwater of IJmuiden, with the steel mills on the background. Rentals and surf lessons available!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Fort Island, this location played an importand role in the World Wars. Historical site.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Echte surf scene strandtent. Perfecte hang-out voor surfers, kiters en strandwandelaars.”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
“geschiedenis over o.a. het ontstaan van de visserij in ijmuiden, maar ook interessant voor iedereen die meer wil weten over de zeevaart van Nederland.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Voor verse sushi en andere Japanse lekkernijen kunt u van dinsdag tot en met zaterdag terecht bij Hokkai Kitchen in IJmuiden. Omdat het maken van Japanse specialiteiten veel tijd vergt en sushi bovendien het lekkerst is als het helemaal vers is, raden wij u aan gebruik te maken van het bestelsysteem op deze website. Zodra de bestelling bij ons binnen is, gaan wij ermee aan de slag. Uw voordelen: geen lange wachttijd in de winkel en alles ‘vers van het mes’ bereid.”
  • 3 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“The Beach Inn is one of the few close by restaurants / cafés, where the clients are a nice mix of dog loving, locals, surfers, suppers, and hiking day tourist. Nice simple food menue with a good price quality level. Very friendly service team with a good service attitude.On a scale of o to 10 I rate the Beach Inn with an 8.4. Just check it out your self.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“Het Strandhuisje staat midden op het Kennemerstrand, een heerlijk breed strand met zelfs in de drukste perioden van het jaar plek genoeg voor iedereen!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Uitstekende wandel- en fietspaden . Hier kun je wilde koningspaarden, damherten en oerossen in de vrije natuur zien.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Surf Spot
“Only by car (30min).. nice atmosphere, laid back place on the beach to visit for a beach walk, a drink, lunch, or to go surfing (rental available next door).. check opening hours (restricted in winter)”
  • 25 locals recommend
Beach
“Beach pavilion on the "West Coast". Great, relaxed lunch/dinner setting with outdoor playground. Theres a big parking area, but on a sunny day, dont be surprised if the parking is full, full, full & cars are circling the area like vultures.... you can always park a bit further and walk. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“During the winter: enjoy a windy walk over the beach looking at the beautiful beach. Afterwards: have a hot chocolate to warm up at Zilt-Aan-Zee (open on Saturdays and Sundays during the winter).”
  • 8 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“One of the best fish and seafood restaurants in IJmuiden, don t miss it, make your rservation in time. Spectacular view on the Noord Zeekanaal entrance, with all big vessels floating in and out. Good winecard and for the wine lovers, order the Picpoul de Pinet white wine as your main wine at your fish dish. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Echte surf scene strandtent. Perfecte hang-out voor surfers, kiters en strandwandelaars.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Voor verse sushi en andere Japanse lekkernijen kunt u van dinsdag tot en met zaterdag terecht bij Hokkai Kitchen in IJmuiden. Omdat het maken van Japanse specialiteiten veel tijd vergt en sushi bovendien het lekkerst is als het helemaal vers is, raden wij u aan gebruik te maken van het bestelsysteem op deze website. Zodra de bestelling bij ons binnen is, gaan wij ermee aan de slag. Uw voordelen: geen lange wachttijd in de winkel en alles ‘vers van het mes’ bereid.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Meerplaats is een visrestaurant en ligt pal aan de gezellige vissershaven van IJmuiden. De vis komt dagvers rechtstreeks vanaf de afslag. In het restaurant kun je terecht voor typische visgerechten bereid door chefkok Fred Nieswaag. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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