But did you know that it took 11 years of construction before it could be opened by King Willem III in 1876? Learn about this and much more in the IJmuider Zee- en Havenmuseum.
“The museum explains everything about the history of IJmuiden, starting with the digging of the North Sea Canal.”
The Maritime and Port Museum, ‘De Visserijschool’ is housed in the old fisheries college that was founded in 1916. Fishing has been an important source of income for the population of IJmuiden ever since and as such the need for fishery training increased. The college taught students until well into last century. The museum tells us about this period as well as tugs, the offshore industry and the history of the North Sea Canal.