Ijmuiden

Ijmuiden is known as the ‘Gateway to the Netherlands’ due to its proximity to many of Holland’s most popular cities.

Cruise to Ijmuiden, Holland, ‘Gateway to the Netherlands’

IJmuiden (meaning mouth of the river Ij) is a port city in the Dutch province of North Holland.
Ijmuiden (pronounced ‘eye-mouden’) is known as the ‘Gateway to the Netherlands’ due to its proximity to many of Holland’s most popular cities.

Before leaving your luxury MSC liner for the day be sure to browse our selection of holiday excursion packages to obtain the best deals on the key sights and cities in the area. Ijmuiden is only 17 miles from Amsterdam and is close to the picturesque region of Zaanse Schans, a conservation area and inhabited open-air museum famous for its windmills.
For those already familiar with Amsterdam, the heritage market town of Haarlem is just 15 minutes from Ijmuiden; more relaxing than Holland’s busy capital, Haarlem is compact and lively and will make for a very pleasant day off your MSC cruise ship. Haarlem gave its name to America's ‘Harlem’ in the days when New York was a Dutch colony known as ‘New Amsterdam’. Don’t miss Haarlem’s quaint old district which is centred around the Grote Markt, or ‘market square’.

Relax with a boat trip along Haarlem’s canals or soak up history in the city’s equivalent to the Anne Frank museum: Corrie Ten Boom is a museum and former home that pays homage to a courageous family that hid Jews during the Nazi occupation. All it takes is a few hours away from your cruise ship to experience a slice of authentic Holland and to discover some wonderful, but lesser-known cities during your European cruise vacation.

Cruise to Ijmuiden - Netherland - Northern Europe - MSC Cruises

Directions


By Car
From the A9 take the exit IJmuiden/Beverwijik (A22). Follow the signs IJmuiden and make a left turn at the traffic lights. From the 'Pontplein' (ferry to Velsen Noord/Beverwijk) follow the 'Kanaaldijk' (canal) along the North Sea Canal (on your right). After you've passed the viaduct, exit the two following roundabouts at the second exit. You will drive onto the 'Kromhoutstraat'. On the 'Kromhoutstraat' take the first exit to your right (Strandweg). The 'Strandweg' eventually transitions into the 'Zeehavenweg'. After about 500 meters you will find the entrance to the Felison Cruise Terminal on your right hand side.

Public Transportation
The Felison Cruise Terminal can be reached with Connexxion busline 82 to 'IJmuiden aan Zee'. This bus departs from the 'Marnixstraat' in Amsterdam en stops, among others. at Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station and at the Fast Flying Ferry from Amsterdam in IJmuiden. From busstop 'Badweg' it's a 600 meter walk to the terminal. About 10 meters of this route is not paved, so please take this into account if you have heavy luggage or if you have a disability.

Another option is to travel with the Fast Flying Ferry from Amsterdam Central Station to IJmuiden and from there take a taxi to the Felison Cruise Terminal.

By Taxi
From the Beverwijk or Driehuis railway stations about 15 minutes.

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 IJM01D - WINDMILLS & THE DUTCH COUNTRYSIDE (approx. 5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Dutch traditions are the theme of this excursion which takes you from the port by coach for a guided tour of the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. The name derives from the defending wall “Schans”, which was erected at the end of XVI century for the war against the Spanish. Although the wall has since disappeared, the name was revived in 1950 when houses and small businesses from several neighbouring villages from the XVII and XVIII centuries were relocated here. Most of the houses are made of wood and sport the pretty green painted façades typical of the Zaan area. The village is home to traditional Dutch craft production, including a wooden shoe factory where you can see how the Dutch clogs are made. From Zaanse Schans we will continue through the countryside to a local cheese farm. Learn about the age-old process of cheese making. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 19.00 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code IJM01T if you will be in transit in Ijmuiden or code IJM01D if you will be disembarking in Ijmuiden.

Price per person $71.00 Adults $50.00 Children

   


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 IJM01T - WINDMILLS & THE DUTCH COUNTRYSIDE (approx. 5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Dutch traditions are the theme of this excursion which takes you from the port by coach for a guided tour of the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. The name derives from the defending wall “Schans”, which was erected at the end of XVI century for the war against the Spanish. Although the wall has since disappeared, the name was revived in 1950 when houses and small businesses from several neighbouring villages from the XVII and XVIII centuries were relocated here. Most of the houses are made of wood and sport the pretty green painted façades typical of the Zaan area. The village is home to traditional Dutch craft production, including a wooden shoe factory where you can see how the Dutch clogs are made. From Zaanse Schans we will continue through the countryside to a local cheese farm. Learn about the age-old process of cheese making. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 19.00 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code IJM01T if you will be in transit in Ijmuiden or code IJM01D if you will be disembarking in Ijmuiden.

Price per person $71.00 Adults $50.00 Children

   


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 IJM02D - AMSTERDAM CITY TOUR & VAN GOGH MUSEUM (approx. 5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Cultural  Shopping  Combining two of the things for which Amsterdam is best known – the Van Gogh Museum and diamonds – this enjoyable tour begins with am 1-hour coach drive to Amsterdam and with a sightseeing leg through the city’s historical centre. The route will first take you past Dam Square and the Mint Tower before dropping you at Museum Square and the Van Gogh Museum, which is home to the largest collection of works by the renowned Dutch post-Impressionist master, who only lived to the age of 37. Largely unknown and unappreciated his short lifetime, the artist seemed always on the move from one place to next, during which time he produced an abundance of groundbreaking art. Following your museum visit, the tour slowly draws to a close with a visit to a store selling one of nature’s most beautiful masterpieces: diamonds. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 19.00 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. Taking photos or shooting videos inside Van Gogh Museum is prohibited. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code IJM02T if you will be in transit in Ijmuiden or code IJM02D if you will be disembarking in Ijmuiden.

Price per person $83.00 Adults $58.00 Children

   


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 IJM02T - AMSTERDAM CITY TOUR & VAN GOGH MUSEUM (approx. 5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Cultural  Shopping  Combining two of the things for which Amsterdam is best known – the Van Gogh Museum and diamonds – this enjoyable tour begins with am 1-hour coach drive to Amsterdam and with a sightseeing leg through the city’s historical centre. The route will first take you past Dam Square and the Mint Tower before dropping you at Museum Square and the Van Gogh Museum, which is home to the largest collection of works by the renowned Dutch post-Impressionist master, who only lived to the age of 37. Largely unknown and unappreciated his short lifetime, the artist seemed always on the move from one place to next, during which time he produced an abundance of groundbreaking art. Following your museum visit, the tour slowly draws to a close with a visit to a store selling one of nature’s most beautiful masterpieces: diamonds. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 19.00 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. Taking photos or shooting videos inside Van Gogh Museum is prohibited. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code IJM02T if you will be in transit in Ijmuiden or code IJM02D if you will be disembarking in Ijmuiden.

Price per person $83.00 Adults $58.00 Children

   


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 IJM03D - AMSTERDAM CITY TOUR & CANAL CRUISE (approx. 5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Shopping  Leave the port of Ijmuiden for a 1-hour drive to Amsterdam. Your tour will include highlights such as the Dam Square, the Royal Palace and Nieuwe Kerk, the museum district and Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the concert building and the lively Leidseplein district. On reaching the heart of the city, we will enjoy an hour-long canal cruise through the historic centre, admiring the gabled historic buildings such as Anne Frank’s house, Westerchurch, the Twin Houses and Amsterdam’s historic bridges from the water. We will end the tour with a visit to an exclusive diamond retailer. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 19.00 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code IJM03T if you will be in transit in Ijmuiden or code IJM03D if you will be disembarking in Ijmuiden.

Price per person $68.00 Adults $48.00 Children

   


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 IJM03T - AMSTERDAM CITY TOUR & CANAL CRUISE (approx. 5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Shopping  Leave the port of Ijmuiden for a 1-hour drive to Amsterdam. Your tour will include highlights such as the Dam Square, the Royal Palace and Nieuwe Kerk, the museum district and Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the concert building and the lively Leidseplein district. On reaching the heart of the city, we will enjoy an hour-long canal cruise through the historic centre, admiring the gabled historic buildings such as Anne Frank’s house, Westerchurch, the Twin Houses and Amsterdam’s historic bridges from the water. We will end the tour with a visit to an exclusive diamond retailer. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 19.00 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code IJM03T if you will be in transit in Ijmuiden or code IJM03D if you will be disembarking in Ijmuiden.

Price per person $68.00 Adults $48.00 Children

   


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 IJM04D - AMSTERDAM SIGHTSEEING TOUR (approx. 3.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  This whistle-stop tour of Amsterdam’s main attractions – perfect for guests booked on early flights out of Amsterdam – will give you a succinct overview of the Netherlands’ principal city. Known the world over for its bicycles, canals and bridges, Amsterdam is a delightfully relaxed and friendly place with cosmopolitan charm to spare. Your tour begins with an hour coach drive and takes you past the city’s main sights, including elegant squares, lovely old streets, beautiful architecture that spans the centuries and also the vibrant flower market, another feature for which Amsterdam is famed. The iconic canal system dates back to the 17th century and has since formed the city’s beating heart. The whole area was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites as recently as 2010. Your tour ends at the airport. Please note: this excursion is only for guests who are disembarking and booked on a flight at or after 17.30. The duration of the tour also includes the time of transfer to the airport.

Price per person $59.00 Adults $41.00 Children

   


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 IJM05D - VOLENDAM & WINDMILLS (approx. 6 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Take a journey into the heart of Dutch culture. After an-hour drive you will reach Volendam where the residents still dress in traditional costumes and wear the typical wooden clogs. Time is scheduled here for shopping or to have lunch (not included). You will continue to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. The name derives from the defending wall “Schans”, which was erected at the end of XVI century for the war against the Spanish. Although the wall has since disappeared, the name was revived in 1950 when houses and small businesses from several neighbouring villages from the XVII and XVIII centuries were relocated here. Most of the houses are made of wood and sport the pretty green painted façades typical of the Zaan area. The village is home to traditional Dutch craft production, including a wooden shoe factory where you can see how the Dutch clogs are made. From Zaanse Schans we will continue through the countryside to a local cheese farm. Learn about the age-old process of cheese making. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 19.30 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code IJM05T if you will be in transit in Ijmuiden or code IJM05D if you will be disembarking in Ijmuiden.

Price per person $77.00 Adults $54.00 Children

   


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 IJM05T - VOLENDAM & WINDMILLS (approx. 6 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Take a journey into the heart of Dutch culture. After an-hour drive you will reach Volendam where the residents still dress in traditional costumes and wear the typical wooden clogs. Time is scheduled here for shopping or to have lunch (not included). You will continue to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. The name derives from the defending wall “Schans”, which was erected at the end of XVI century for the war against the Spanish. Although the wall has since disappeared, the name was revived in 1950 when houses and small businesses from several neighbouring villages from the XVII and XVIII centuries were relocated here. Most of the houses are made of wood and sport the pretty green painted façades typical of the Zaan area. The village is home to traditional Dutch craft production, including a wooden shoe factory where you can see how the Dutch clogs are made. From Zaanse Schans we will continue through the countryside to a local cheese farm. Learn about the age-old process of cheese making. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 19.30 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code IJM05T if you will be in transit in Ijmuiden or code IJM05D if you will be disembarking in Ijmuiden.

Price per person $77.00 Adults $54.00 Children

   


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 IJM06D - AMSTERDAM CITY TOUR & ANNE FRANK HOUSE (approx. 5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Cultural  Leave the port for an hour-long drive to Amsterdam and use the day to visit what is perhaps one of the world's most poignant sights - the Anne Frank Museum, where the courageous young diarist hid with her family from Nazi persecution. Before the museum visit we will leave the port for a tour through old and new Amsterdam, viewing the famous tree-lined canals and soaking up the multi-cultural, cosmopolitan atmosphere. We will tour the famous Anne Frank Museum and see the movable bookcase that concealed the annex where the Franks hid for over two years. You will learn more about the history of this remarkable girl while visiting the museum. Back outside, you can appreciate the scenic side of this attractive city with a visit to the popular flower market. Free time is scheduled for strolling the city or visiting the ‘Bloemenmarkt’ which stretches for a whole block and where you can admire a huge array of flowers, plants and purchase bulbs of Holland’s national flower, the tulip. Please note: this excursion ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 19:00 hours. The old part of Anne Frank’s House is not suitable for wheelchairs and there are also stairs in some parts of the House. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code IJM06T if you will be in transit in Ijmuiden or code IJM06D if you will be disembarking in Ijmuiden.

Price per person $79.00 Adults $55.00 Children

   


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 IJM06T - AMSTERDAM CITY TOUR & ANNE FRANK HOUSE (approx. 5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Cultural  Leave the port for an hour-long drive to Amsterdam and use the day to visit what is perhaps one of the world's most poignant sights - the Anne Frank Museum, where the courageous young diarist hid with her family from Nazi persecution. Before the museum visit we will leave the port for a tour through old and new Amsterdam, viewing the famous tree-lined canals and soaking up the multi-cultural, cosmopolitan atmosphere. We will tour the famous Anne Frank Museum and see the movable bookcase that concealed the annex where the Franks hid for over two years. You will learn more about the history of this remarkable girl while visiting the museum. Back outside, you can appreciate the scenic side of this attractive city with a visit to the popular flower market. Free time is scheduled for strolling the city or visiting the ‘Bloemenmarkt’ which stretches for a whole block and where you can admire a huge array of flowers, plants and purchase bulbs of Holland’s national flower, the tulip. Please note: this excursion ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 19:00 hours. The old part of Anne Frank’s House is not suitable for wheelchairs and there are also stairs in some parts of the House. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code IJM06T if you will be in transit in Ijmuiden or code IJM06D if you will be disembarking in Ijmuiden.

Price per person $79.00 Adults $55.00 Children

   


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 IJM08D - CANAL CRUISE & HEINEKEN EXPERIENCE (6 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Cultural  A 1-hour drive takes you to Amsterdam for a 60-minute cruise on the canals in the historical city centre with its typical gabled buildings. Your boat will take you past Anne Frank’s house, the Wester Church and the Twin Houses as well as under Amsterdam’s many bridges. Next up is a walk to the Albert Cuyp open-air market, selling everything from fruit and veg to clothing and cameras, for time to spend on your own. Your tour draws to a close with a walk to the former Heineken Brewery and the fascinating “Heineken Experience” for a chance to learn about the history of one of the world’s best-known beer brands. Please note: this excursion ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 19:30 hours. This tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code IJM08T if you will be in transit in Ijmuiden or code IJM08D if you will be disembarking in Ijmuiden.

Price per person $103.00 Adults $72.00 Children

   


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 IJM08T - CANAL CRUISE & HEINEKEN EXPERIENCE (6 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Cultural  A 1-hour drive takes you to Amsterdam for a 60-minute cruise on the canals in the historical city centre with its typical gabled buildings. Your boat will take you past Anne Frank’s house, the Wester Church and the Twin Houses as well as under Amsterdam’s many bridges. Next up is a walk to the Albert Cuyp open-air market, selling everything from fruit and veg to clothing and cameras, for time to spend on your own. Your tour draws to a close with a walk to the former Heineken Brewery and the fascinating “Heineken Experience” for a chance to learn about the history of one of the world’s best-known beer brands. Please note: this excursion ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 19:30 hours. This tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code IJM08T if you will be in transit in Ijmuiden or code IJM08D if you will be disembarking in Ijmuiden.

Price per person $103.00 Adults $72.00 Children

   


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 IJM10T - AMSTERDAM ON YOUR OWN (approx. 5.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  No guide available  On leaving the port of IJmuiden, a pleasant 1-hour coach drive will first take you to Amsterdam, the cosmopolitan capital of the Netherlands and the country’s main financial, cultural and creative centre. Founded in the late 12th century, the city boasts a wealth of architectural heritage, among which one can count the 1,500 bridges criss-crossing the city’s trademark network of canals. You will have free time to explore the city at your own pace. Some of Amsterdam’s most iconic sights include Anne Frank’s house, the Rijksmuseum, the Hortus Botanicus botanical gardens and the Nieuwe Kerk church where Queen Beatrix was crowned in 1980, to name but a few. The tour concludes with your return to the port and your ship. Please note: this tours is only for guests in transit in the port of Ijmuiden.

Price per person $38.00 Adults $31.00 Children

   


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 IJM11T - HAARLEM ON YOUR OWN (approx. 5.5) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  No guide available  Leave the port of IJmuiden for a pleasant 30-minute coach ride through North Holland, a region known for its colourful tulip fields and great diversity of scenery and culture, en-route to the capital of the province, the city of Haarlem. Due to its flowery connections, the city is also called Bloementad – flower city. And by the way, the district of New York that is known as Harlem was named after this Dutch city when the village of Harlem was first founded in the mid-17th century by Dutch settlers. Once you reach Haarlem, you will have a few hours’ time to explore the city’s key sights at your leisure. The many attractions of this lovely old city include the Grote Markt and the Gothic St. Bavo Church, also known as the Great Church, the Frans Hals Museum of Dutch Golden Age art and the beautifully restored Windmill de Adriaan, to name but a few. Enjoy this splendid city with its numerous restaurants, coffee bars and famous shopping areas before your tour comes to a close with your return to the ship. Please note: this tours is available only to guests who are in transit in the port of IJmuiden.

Price per person $31.00 Adults $28.00 Children

   


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 IJM12T - EXPLORERS' TOUR  (approx. 6 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  No guide available  Recommended for families  Spend a few hours off the ship on a tour that is guaranteed to leave you smarter than you were. The family-friendly jaunt begins with a short coach drive from IJmuiden to the Netherlands’ largest science museum, the so-called NEMO. You will then have plenty of time to explore the museum’s five fascinating floors, which are brim-full of interesting things to discover, exciting stuff to do and astounding facts to learn about the worlds of science and technology. All of the fascinating exhibits, creative enactments, films, workshops and demonstrations that make up the NEMO are connected to science and technology in some way. This live-and-direct, multisensory NEMO experience is certainly the most fun you’re ever likely to have encountering your natural environment. If you ever wondered what makes bridges strong or what you will look like in 30 years’ time, why family members resemble one another or how to purify water, what happens to a person when they enjoy a kiss or perhaps how lightning and satellites work, the NEMO will provide the answers to these and many other questions. In short, this informative, immersive and highly entertaining tour is a very clever way to spend a few hours off the ship, no matter how old you are. Please note: this tour is not available on calls falling on a Monday and is available only for transit guests in the port of IJmuiden.

Price per person $81.00 Adults $57.00 Children

   


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 IJM14T - SHOPPING AT BATAVIA STAD (approx. 7 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  No guide available  Recommended for families  Shopping  Retail is detail, they say, and the details of this shopping trip to a cut-price outlet centre are sure to have you beaming. After leaving the port of IJmuiden by coach, a roughly 1-hour drive will take you to the Batavia Stad complex in Lelystad, a town situated on the shores of the Markermeer and IJsselmeer. Constructed in faux-historical style, complete with “old” city gates, the purpose-built Batavia Stad “shopping village” provides an appealing, car- and dog-free setting in which to shop till you drop – and save money at the same time. With more than 100 top brand outlets offering discounts of between 30% and 70% on regular retail prices, you really can’t go wrong. The old-world appeal of Batavia Stad is added to by the friendly shopkeepers and various eateries, one of which could be the perfect spot to have some lunch (not included in the price of the tour). You, your tired feet and all of your bargain buys will then be taken back to the port in the comfort of a modern coach. Please note: this tour is available only for transit guests in the port of IJmuiden.

Price per person $51.00 Adults $36.00 Children

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.