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Visit the impressive fortifications of Fort Island

Fort 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 different excursions to the Fort Island: with or without a boat trip. Below you can read more about the options. You can order your tickets online, or by telephone.

Please note: Fort Island is open for public only on the following Sundays in 2020 (the so-called public days):

  • Sundays: June 7th, July 5th, August 2nd, September 6th, October 4th, and November 1st.
  • Wednesdays: July 8th, July 22nd, August 5th, August 19th.

Due to the Corona virus the maximum number of (adult) passengers will be 40 persons per trip, so book your tickets asap. Due to corona measures, there are no guides to accompany you, but you are allowed to walk around the Fort Island yourself. There is one-way traffic. Points of interest have a QR code.  You can enjoy a home-grown snack and drink in the dome room of the fort or on the adjoining outdoor terrace. Disabled persons should take into account that the fort is not easily accessible everywhere. Any other corona measures are indicated on the boat and on the Fort Island.

1. Public Day Forteiland

Using a map, you can explore the many dark hallways and rooms of these fortifications. There is an option for a guided tour, subject to availability. The excursion to the island takes at least two hours.

Price € 13.30 p.p.


  • Departure times: 10:45 / 12:45 / 15:10
  • Return time options: 13:00 / 15:15 / 17:15


  • Departure time: 12:45
  • Return time: 15:15

2. Public Day Forteiland + boat tour

The tour of Forteiland (Fort Island) will be preceded or followed by a boat tour of approximately one hour, of the ports and on the North Sea toward Zandvoort or the wind farm off the coast of Egmond. During the tour, the captain will tell you all about the activities in the ports and the various sights along the way.

Price: € 22.80 pp.


  • Departure times: 10:45 / 12:45 / 14:00
  • Return times: 15:00 / 17:15 / 17:25


  • Departure time: 12:45
  • Return time: 17:15
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