IJmuiden is one of the biggest fishing harbours in Western Europe and a great deal of maritime activities take place here.
The permanent collection of the Zee en Havenmuseum offers a distinct overview of the development of the region and its maritime activities in the past and present. This began with digging the trenches for the North Sea Canal around 1870 and the construction of its piers and locks.
There are also exhibitions about fishing, the history of tug boats and off-shore industry – all informative and designed to please both young and old. The museum is maintained and operated by a group of committed volunteers and local maritime experts.
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