Discover IJmuiden Rauw aan Zee

Experience IJmuiden Raw at Sea

IJmuiden is a place of raw beauty. Rugged because of its port and industry. With adventurous beaches where there is plenty of room for wind and water sports. With wide dunes full of bunkers and a sea where an enormous ship always disappears along the pier at the horizon. With rough harbours, a huge lock complex and many fishing boats, yachts and ships. It is a unique place to feast your eyes, eat fresh fish and experience, even when it is stormy: IJmuiden is Raw at Sea!

Fish restaurants
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Fish shops
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IJmuiden has it
  • Experience the adventure beach.
  • Enjoy wind and water sports.
  • Take a look at the world’s largest sea lock, Sea lock IJmuiden.
  • Eat freshly caught fish in one of the beach pavilions or fish restaurants.
  • Take a trip to the Fort Island, located in the middle of the North Sea Canal.
  • Visit the exciting bunker museum in the dunes.
  • Learn everything about the harbour in the Sea and Harbour Museum.
  • Catch your own fish at sea.
  • Cycle or walk literally miles into the sea across one of the two piers.
  • Cycle or walk through the wide dunes.
  • Discover IJmuiden Raw at Sea and its hinterland via the various walking and cycling routes.