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Best things to do in IJmuiden

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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)”
24 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. ”
18 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
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
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”
10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Fresh fish, local cuisine, amazing view of harbour and Stelling van Amsterdam Museum Forteiland (by boat)”
8 locals recommend
Museum
“Fort Island, this location played an importand role in the World Wars. Historical site.”
6 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
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
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
Hotel
2 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
BBQ Joint
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“The nicest beach pavilion in the Netherlands Great and affordable menu Dogs and children are very welcome Dogs may run free on the beach throughout the year. Beach sailing Surf flying a kite horse riding campfires”
3 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