Walking on the IJmondpad – winter route

Heemskerk, North Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 735259

Provided by: Gemeente Velsen

66.3 km
16:35 h
3772 kcal
18 m


This multi-day walk takes you through the surroundings of Beverwijk, Heemskerk, Velsen and IJmuiden. Along the way you will get to know all the beauty that this region has to offer: culture and nature, hustle and bustle and tranquility, sights with a rich history and much more. Take a stroll through the woods, dunes and meadows and discover it for yourself.

Forts and castles
The starting point of this route is at a parking lot on the edge of the North Holland Dune Reserve. From here you walk to Heemskerk and further to Beverwijk. You pass through the Assumburg castle garden. This castle garden is located behind the castle and was laid out 300 years ago in a French Classicist style. A little further on you can take a look at the Fort at Veldhuis, one of the older concrete forts of the Defense Line of Amsterdam.

Further on the road
From Beverwijk you continue to Velsen and then walk along the edge of IJmuiden back to the starting point of the route. You can also expand your route slightly by walking over the locks at IJmuiden. Here you will find the SHIP information point with information about the construction of a new sea lock. You then continue walking past the Engelmundus Church in Velsen-Zuid, the ruins of Brederode in Santpoort-Zuid and the Duin & Kruidberg Estate in Santpoort-Noort.

Winter or summer route?
This route is the winter route over the IJmondpad. The water taxi does not operate from October 1 to April 1, which is why you cannot follow part of the summer route in winter. You do make a crossing with the ferry in Velsen. This ferry sails every 20 minutes every day. Would you rather try the summer route? Then follow this 77 kilometer route .
Parking Nature reserve Church Rune Fort Castle Tourist landmark

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Gemeente Velsen

Lively harbors, sea locks, dune areas, estates with ancient castles, historic fortresses, you will find it all in Municipality of Velsen. The Spaarnwoude recreational area, the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park and the many other beautiful areas in this region are perfect for a bike ride or a walk. Are you going on the road in Velsen?


# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats (Hoofdweg, 1901NH, Heemskerk, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
93 (1901NH, Heemskerk, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.30 km
23 (1968LN, Heemskerk, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.59 km
22 (1902RX, Castricum, North Holland, The Netherlands) 1.45 km
21 (1902RP, Castricum, North Holland, The Netherlands) 2.16 km
69 (Rosa Manussingel, 1963BE, Heemskerk, North Holland, The Netherlands) 3.66 km


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