The Harbour Festival IJmond is a cultural and nautical event which takes place in the beautiful fishing harbor each year. You can combine cultural shows and performances with a visit to spectacular ships. The setting of the Harbour Festival IJmond makes it a unique event.
- Visit the old harbors of IJmuiden
- Try some fish on the docks
- Take a boat tour to see the special fishing boats
Setting of the Harbour Festival
Old factory premises and peculiar ships form the setting of the Harbour Festival IJmond. The scenery accommodates a wide range of events like youth and street theatres, concerts of pop, world and classical music, fine arts, poetry and film. You can hear music from every direction all day long, while you visit old and unique ships. You will find a regional cultural market on Saturday afternoon, a party on Saturday evening, and local theater and music shows on Sunday.
IJmuiden attracts many visitors throughout the year, all of whom want to enjoy the dunes, beaches and fishing activities. During the Harbour Festival IJmond, IJmuiden’s fishing harbor is transformed into one huge festival site. This free event is just a half an hour drive away from Amsterdam.
Spending the night with a view of the harbor?
The rooms at Hotel Rauw aan de Kade look out onto the old fishing harbor.