Start planning your cruise and book your excursions in IJmuiden
Located amidst the woods and the uncontaminated lagoons of the Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland, you can admire the town of IJmuiden, on the North Sea Canal during your MSC cruise in Northern Europe.
In IJmuiden your cruise ship will lay anchor in the waters of the North Sea Canal (Noordzeekanaal) one of the most gigantic, hydraulic engineering works in the world. It is this 24km long canal that enables big ships to reach Amsterdam. IJmuiden is a quiet town with small, red brick houses, each with its own little front garden.
Discover the surrounding areas full of history and attractions during your visit with our MSC Cruises excursions:
• Amsterdam Canal Cruise
• Volendam: Village & Windmills
• Batavia Stad Outlet
Bring a visit to Amsterdam during one of the many MSC Cruises excursions. One of the best ways to discover Amsterdam is to hop on a Canal Cruise. The most convenient way to discover the historical waterways of the city. During the canal cruise you will be shown the historic city center and her typical buildings such as the Westerkerk and sail beneath the iconic bridges of the canals. You will also be shown the most iconic major landmarks as the Anne Frank House and the Maritime Museum.
For those who want to take a journey into the heart of the Dutch culture and discover the traditional way of Dutch living. Take part in one of our MSC Cruises excursion to Volendam, a city which is known for their traditional clothing and wooden clogs and you will also bring a visit to the famous windmills of the Zaanse Schans. Here you will be able to take a closer look at the windmills, have a look into a cheese factory and admire the houses fully made from wood.
For those who love to shop. Take a 1-hour drive by coach with an MSC Cruises excursion from IJmuiden to the Batavia Stad Outlet located in Lelystad. A city located on the shores of the Markermeer and Ijsselmeer. With more than 100 top brand outlets this “shopping village” named Batavia Stad is a great way to shop till you drop while saving money at the same time. One of the biggest outlets you can find in the Netherlands which offers discounts between 30% and 70% on regular retail prices.