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    IJmuiden is a city in the Dutch province of North Holland, the main town of the municipality of Velsen. It lies about 17 km (10.3 mi) north of Haarlem. In the Roman era, this Velsen district was already inhabited, and archeological finds indicate there was a North Sea port of some regional importance built here. The town suffered heavy damage and demolition during World War II, because of its maritime importance.

    IJmuiden is a fairly new city in its present form, and only came into existence in the 1870s when the North Sea Canal was dug, connecting the Amsterdam harbors to the open sea. Before the present IJmuiden was built, the area was known as Breesaap; it was a desolate plain where only a handful of farmers strived to make a living. In 1851 the whole area was sold to the entrepreneurs Bik and Arnold, who finally set into motion plans that had been drawn up already since 1626. The first spade hit the ground on April 8, 1865.

    The IJmuiden name literally means “mouth of the IJ”, which is a hint to the importance the town has for the Amsterdam harbor. The name “IJmuiden” first appeared as IJ-muiden in lines written in 1848 by the professor and journalist (and, later, a liberal finance minister in the Van Lynden van Sandenburg Cabinet) Simon Vissering. The present IJmuiden form was eventually adopted in 1876, as the North Sea Canal was being completed in this section.

    In 1890 it had about 1,500 inhabitants, but boomed when the Koninklijke Nederlandse Hoogovens steelworks settled in IJmuiden. The statistical area IJmuiden, which includes the surrounding countryside, has a population of 30,466. The headquarters of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij is located in IJmuiden.
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    • Hoogovensmuseum
      2.05 Km from IJmuiden
      The Hoogovensmuseum is a museum located on the northern side of the North Sea Canal sluice gates at IJmuiden, in the former "buizengieterij" (pipe making factory) of Hoogovens on the Buizenweg in Velsen-Noord. It overlooks the binnenkanaal where water was pumped up to use for cooling. The former cooling bath house has been converted to an exhibition space.
    • De Vrienden van Jacob
      2.87 Km from IJmuiden
      De Vrienden van Jacob is a restaurant in Santpoort, Netherlands. It is a fine dining restaurant that was awarded one Michelin star for the period 2006–present. GaultMillau awarded the restaurant 16 out of 20 points. Head chef of De Vrienden van Jacob is Alain Alders. De restaurant is part of the country estate and hotel Duin en Kruidberg. In 2008, the restaurant was closed for five months due to extensive renovations to the restaurant and the hotel. The estate is over a 100 years old. Originally...
    • Beeckestijn
      3.06 Km from IJmuiden
      Beeckestijn is a historical buitenplaats dating from the 18th century in a park by the same name in Velsen-Zuid, Netherlands.
    • HC Bloemendaal
      5.12 Km from IJmuiden
      Hockey Club Bloemendaal is a Dutch field hockey club, which was established on April 16, 1895, and is therefore one of the oldest field hockey clubs in the Netherlands. Originally, the club was also playing bandy. As of October 31, 2004, the Bloemendaal based club has 1.307 members. HC Bloemendaal is one of the most successful clubs in the Netherlands, with the men's team competing for the title in the highest league ("Hoofdklasse") nearly every year. In 2006 the team coached by Michel...
    • Chapeau!
      5.79 Km from IJmuiden
    • De Bokkedoorns
      7.07 Km from IJmuiden
    • Het Dolhuys
      7.72 Km from IJmuiden
      Het Dolhuys is a national museum for psychiatry in Haarlem, Netherlands. The museum was founded in 2005 in the newly renovated former old age home known as Schoterburcht, located just across the Schotersingel from the Staten Bolwerk park. The whole complex is much older than that however, having been a hospital for centuries known as the Leproos-, Pest- en Dolhuys.
    • Circuit Park Zandvoort
      8.77 Km from IJmuiden
      Circuit Park Zandvoort is a motorsport race track located in the dunes north of Zandvoort, Netherlands, near the North Sea coast line.
    • Coen Cuserhof
      9.31 Km from IJmuiden
    • Cheval Blanc (restaurant)
      10.86 Km from IJmuiden
      Cheval Blanc is a restaurant in Heemstede in the Netherlands. It is a fine dining restaurant that is awarded one Michelin star in the period 2007–present. The restaurant was awarded a Bib Gourmand in the period 2002-2006. GaultMillau awarded the restaurant 13 out of 20 points in 2013. Head chef of Cheval Blanc is Huub van der Velden. ^ (Dutch) Official website ^ Kok, Richard (28 November 2006). "Trillende benen bij Cheval Blanc". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 November 2012. ^...

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    • Egmond aan Zee

      Egmond aan Zee is a small town or you can say village in the province of Noord-Holland (Northern Holland) in the Netherlands. The villages lies directly on the North Sea. This town is very popular for tourists, in the first place to bring a visit to the beach. The village is the fraction of the society of Bergen and has it own lighthouse.

      Egmond aan Zee 1931 Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands
    • Schiphol Airport
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      Schiphol Airport Schiphol Boulevard 1117, 1117 AA Schiphol, Netherlands
    • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
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      Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol, Netherlands
    • Schiphol
      Schiphol is the biggest airport in the Netherlands. It's located in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland.

      Inside Schiphol you can find quite some bars & restaurants and taxfree shops.

      Be certain to fly KLM a really good airlines. There is a major link to the railroad there.
      Schiphol, Netherlands
    • Anne Frank House
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      Anne Frank House Prinsengracht 263-267, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Alkmaar
      Note: Alkmaar has 11 Windmills!

      ‘Victory began in Alkmaar’. This saying refers to one of the most famous episodes in the history of Alkmaar: its defeat of the besieging Spaniards in 1573. The legacy of this rich and illustrious past is still in evidence in the cosy city centre. The canals with their characteristic drawbridges, the numerous historic buildings, the peaceful squares, the old facades and the narrow shopping streets give the center of the city its very special atmosphere. Girls says Alkmaar is such a great shopping city!

      Over the course of the centuries Alkmaar has developed into an medium-sized city. The people of Alkmaar are proud of ‘their’ Canada Square, the sparkling new cultural location where five major cultural institutions present a broad palette of exhibitions, theater, art, music, books and new media. For tourists, too, Alkmaar is a well-loved destination. There is of course the cheese market, that attracts thousands of people from all over the world, but the beach and the capital are both nearby. Alkmaar: cheese, coast, and culture!

      Alkmaar is located in a typical Dutch polder landscape, close to a major nature reserve with dunes, beach, woods and water, water everywhere. Few places in the Netherlands have such a wide variety in terms of natural splendour. In addition, Alkmaar is surprisingly close to Amsterdam and Schiphol. So more and more companies are opting for Alkmaar as an attractive location for their activities.

      Alkmaar is easily accessible by train from Amsterdam and (city) bus(es).
      Alkmaar, Netherlands
    • Lisse
      Lisse is known for its tourist attraction "De Keukenhof". This is a park filled with gardens where the prettiest flowers (like tulips) are being displayed. But be sure to check opening dates because it's only opened for a specific period each year due to the bloom - period of the flowers.
      Lisse, Netherlands
    • Oosterdok 2
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      Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Bergen
      Bergen is a small town nearby the coast of Holland.
      From here on it's a couple of minutes (also by bicycle) to Bergen aan Zee, the beach.
      Bergen is also an art village, where a lot of artists live. And every October there is an event with ten days full of art.
      Bergen, Netherlands
    • Noordwijk
      Noordwijk is a beach resort at the Dutch coast in the North of the province 'Zuid Holland'. Noordwijk is an ideal place to spend a vacation. It is close to both Amsterdam and The Hague. It is surrounded by bulb fields which, especially in spring, turn the landscape into blankets of colors.

      Also in the summertime many sun-hungry people from the cities travel to Noordwijk and stay there at the camping sites, the many hotels and pensions or rent a cottage for their vacations.

      The town is divided in two parts: the coastal area with boulevards, shops, restaurants and nightlife and 'Noordwijk binnen', the 'inner city'. 'City' is a generous description as the village counts not more than 25,000 people. The town square 'Lindeplein' is worth a visit.

      The origin of Noordwijk dates back to about 1200 AD. In those days it were mostly fishermen. Since 1866, Noordwijk can be considered a beach resort.
      Noordwijk, Netherlands

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    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 2.6 83.1 36.7 32.7
    Feb 2.1 61 35.8 24
    Mar 5.5 49 41.9 19.3
    Apr 9.1 50.4 48.4 19.8
    May 13.6 48.8 56.5 19.2
    Jun 16.6 54.9 61.9 21.6
    Jul 18.1 79.2 64.6 31.2
    Aug 17.9 92.7 64.2 36.5
    Sep 15.4 88.9 59.7 35
    Oct 11.2 92.1 52.2 36.3
    Nov 6.8 87.1 44.2 34.3
    Dec 4.6 78.3 40.3 30.8

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