Navigation Details

Head of the South Pier52°27′50.01″N, 4°31′56.54″O
Head of the North Pier52°28′2.26″N, 4°32′33.06″O
Harbour entrance52°27′40.57″N, 4°33′35.19″O

Tides and Currents

IJmuiden Tide Table
North Sea Hydrometeorology Centre


Recreational boats use the small lock on the south side of the lock complex. The locks open and close 24 hours a day. Prior to and during the closing of the locks, you can report to the lock operator via Channel 22 or you can call 0255 56 41 41. During and after departure from the locks, you can listen via Channel 61.

Important Marine Phone Channels

Marina Seaport IJmuidenChannel 74
LockChannel 22
IJmuiden Harbour ServiceChannel 61

Sailing Routes

Amsterdam (16 miles)
Lock in/out via Marine Phone Channel 22; maximum speed in the Canal is 20 km/hour

Scheveningen (22 miles)
Currents to the south from 4 hours after high tide at IJmuiden (5 hours after high tide at Hoek van Holland)

Den Helder/Texel (32 miles)
Currents to the north from 2 hours before high tide at IJmuiden (1 hour before high tide at Hoek van Holland)