We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great intro to the Netherlands” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Noordzeekanaal

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
700 reviews
425 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
“Great intro to the Netherlands”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The Noordzeekanaal or North Sea Canal is a great waterborne introduction to the Netherlands.
The canal links Amsterdam to the North Sea at Ijmuiden,
Ijmuiden looked interesting from our ship, with a huge industrial plant/ power station on the opposite canal bank.
The canal is, at this point some 200 meters wide, with some small islands by the sea locks, and WW2 fortifications. Bizarrely there were beach huts on one side of the small estuary, and huge wind turbines plus the industrial plant on the other.
Huge twin towers on either side of the canal, had people guessing as to what they were, (but photos on TC indicated that they were ventilation towers for the autobahn underneath the canal).
Its a real assortment of craft that use the canal, including the fast express hydrofoil from Amsterdam to Ijmuiden.
We did not see much wildlife though.
The Amsterdam cruise ship terminal is within 800 meters of the Centraal station (beware of cycles if walking between the two)

Visited June 2013
Thank cherriesfan_9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first

Travelers who viewed Noordzeekanaal also viewed

Uitdam, North Holland Province
Schermerhorn, North Holland Province
Volendam, North Holland Province
Marken, North Holland Province

Been to Noordzeekanaal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing