• 30 minutes from Amsterdam city centre
  • Close to Haarlem’s culture and nightlife
  • Coastal lifestyle near the IJmuiden port

A unique area

Velsen has a unique location by the coast, modern infrastructure, a beautiful, natural environment, an openness to culture and wonderful facilities. And for more metropolitan entertainment, the bigger cities of Amsterdam and Haarlem are just 30 and 15 minutes away, respectively. A technological region in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, the port city of IJmuiden lies at the heart of Velsen. Here there are many innovative firms dedicated to fisheries, offshore work and the manufacturing industry.

Why live in Velsen?

The municipality of Velsen includes Velsen South, Velsen North and Velserbroek, as well as the dune villages of Santpoort North, Santpoort South and Driehuis. Residents in these villages enjoy living in spacious single-family homes with gardens, situated right along the edge of the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park. It’s an amazing, protected landscape and residents and visitors alike love walking, running and biking through this natural environment. Velsen also has three spacious beaches that are perfect for water activities and beach sports, like kite surfing and beach volleyball. On the eastside of the municipality there’s a recreational area known as Spaarnwoude, which is home to diverse activities like paintballing, golfing, climbing and canoeing, plus some beautiful, placid spots for swimming. Many major national events and dance festivals are held here each summer. The port city of IJmuiden is also an attractive operating base for many international businesses, as Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is just 20 minutes away. The port of IJmuiden is all about commercial activity and a special bonus of this is that the fish could not be any fresher. From an apartment overlooking the sea, you can watch colossal ships sailing into the port, including Europe’s most impressive cruise ships and some of the largest merchant container ships in the world.

Further information

Velsen’s versatility makes it a unique place to live. For more information please contact:

Municipality of Velsen

Tel. 14 0225 (open Mon-Fri from 09:00-16:00, Thu also 18:00-20:00) If you are calling from abroad: +31 (0)25 556 7200 [email protected]