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Welcome on board!

Get to know the activities in the port area of IJmuiden, the North Sea Canal and the coast. From the seagoing cruise ship 'Queen Emma' you have a wonderful view of the buzzing nautical area.

The ship features movable furniture, a ship bar, heating and an open sun deck. Extensive hot and cold catering options are available.

Scheduled boat tours and ferry crossings

A range of options for companies and groups

  • Combine packages with cold and warm catering tailored to your needs
  • With or without tying up on the shore for some time
  • Professional sound and presentation equipment available

A wide range of options

An adventurous tour to the ports and the North Sea

boat-colorCome aboard for an educational and adventurous tour of the ports of IJmuiden, along the impressive Fort Island and — weather permitting — along the North Sea coast. During the tour, the skipper will explain what happens in the ports. Our boat has a cabin with a bar and an open sun deck. Disabled people are welcome as well.

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An exploration of the locks

the-locksThis tour with a duration of 1.5 to 2 hours starts with traversing one of the locks. After that, we will sail to the sea lock that is under construction. The next stop is past the Noordersluis (North lock) and part of the spillway, where the fresh/salt water barrier is being built. We continue past the backup gate of the Noordersluis, past the new sea lock, through the Middensluis (Middle lock) and ends at our berth.

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Visit the impressive fortifications of Fort Island

Fort IslandFort Island IJmuiden is a 19th century defensive structure and a Unesco world heritage site. During the Second World War it was part of the Atlantic Wall. On the public days mentioned below experienced guides will be happy to show you around this impressive fortifications. We offer two types of excursion to the Fort Island.

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Longer boat tours with additional catering

Package Alle hens aan dekFor a longer tour with the Queen Emma, for example for a party, business meeting or reception, we offer some special packages. The packages vary in time, catering, route and price.

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Partying on the water

Package UitwaaienOur passenger ship is very suitable for entertaining parties and special events. The ship is fully equipped for cruises and boat parties and offers a high performance power system for (live) music and other equipment.

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Photos & videos

Sample pictures

Sample videos
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Ship’s bar & Catering

During our regular boat tours you can use the ship’s bar, where we offer hot and cold drinks and all kinds of refreshments. For your parties, company meetings, arrangements and other group tours you can call on our extensive catering.

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Water taxi IJmuiden - Velsen Noord

From April to October we operate a water taxi (ferry) between IJmuiden and Velsen-Noord 4 times a day, with a stopover on the Fort Island on every first Sunday of the month. Pedestrians and cyclists can quickly and easily cross the Noordzeekanaal (North Sea Canal) by boat for € 4,- (free return trip included).

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Thanks for the wonderful cruise! The pastries were great as well, thank you.

Hello Adriaan, my uncle Job is sitting in a wheelchair. We made this trip especially for him. He always wanted to sail, but it never happened. He enjoyed it! It was quite an experience, especially the waves he loved...

Adriaan, we enjoyed the tour and the explanation was very interesting. Sailing the high waves was a little adventure on its own! Thanks and maybe we will come back in the summer for a more quiet tour in the sun.

What a great tour we had with our group. The weather was lovely, we have seen a great deal and the captain explained everything we came across. The snacks and drinks on board were excellent and we really enjoyed the trip!

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