Felison Cruise Terminal IJmuiden


The port of IJmuiden is situated along the North Sea canal estuary, which discharges into the sea through enormous locks. Cruise ships moor at the Felison Terminal, which is conveniently located on the seaward side of the locks. The elegant terminal is able to harbour cruise vessel up to 295 meters, granting time saving access to the dynamic city of Amsterdam. With close access to Schiphol Airport, Felison Terminal provides an ideal starting point for cruises to the Baltic, Norway’s Fjords and North Cape, as well as, the British Isles and the Atlantic West Coast. IJmuiden offers a beautiful beachfront, a protected dune landscape, a public golf club, horse stables and an indoor skiing slope. A fast hydrofoil will take you to Amsterdam in less than thirty minutes. So visiting IJmuiden combines an easy, time and costs saving access to Holland’s top marquee attractions, next to a broad pallet of local touristic gemstones, which are yet to be discovered by the wider audience.


Amsterdam Canal boat tour
Enjoy the country’s most popular tourist attraction. Experience Amsterdam’s highlights from the cities best perspective. Gently cruising through the century old canals.
Keukenhof Flowerfields
A world famous park, offering an abundance of colours and fragrances unlike anywhere else. Enjoy the ultimate spring feeling, wonderful works of art and surprising gardens and flower shows.
City of Haarlem highlights
Offering an exciting mix of culture and culinary experience and nominated “Best shopping city of the Netherlands”, this is the city were the Dutch prefer to live.
Zaanse Schans Windmills
This delightful village on the bank of the river Zaan, offers characteristic green wooden houses, charming stylized gardens, small hump-backed bridges, tradesmen's workshops and historic windmills.

Press releases

The Felison Cruise Terminal in IJmuiden welcomes the brand new Seabourn Ovation!

Saturday 9th June 2018 – Early morning 04.00 and the quayside of the Felison Cruise Terminal is buzzing with activities. Employees of terminal owner KVSA, ship agent VCK, handling agent SMS Shore operations as well as the local boatmen of CVV and the harbourmaster are preparing to welcome MS Seabourn Ovation, one of the world’s most beautiful and...Read more

The Felison Cruise Terminal in IJmuiden welcomes the largest cruise ship until now!

Thursday 5 April 2018 – It is 5:00 a.m. and it has been busy the last few hours at the Felison Cruise Terminal in IJmuiden. Pilots, Tugboats, Harbor master, Boatmen and a team of KVSA employees are ready for a big reception. “We are extremely happy and honored to receive the MSC Magnifica”, says Ron Maes, general manager of the Felison Cruise...Read more

IJmuiden welcomes Costa Magica.

An unexpected call of Costa Crociere’s Costa Magica in IJmuiden on August 3rd. Expecting bad weather Costa Magica’s captain preferred to divert from Amsterdam’s Passenger Terminal to IJmuiden’s Felison Cruise Terminal, thus avoiding a passage through the IJmuiden locks. Both terminals joined forces and together with excellent support of the...Read more

Discover the nature of IJmuiden

Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland The National Park Zuid-Kennemerland is a remarkable expanse of dunes between Zandvoort and IJmuiden, covering approximately 38 hectares and attracting two million visitors each year. Living here are more than 100 different species of bird, red deer, rabbits and roe deer, as well as large grazers such as Highland...Read more

A surprise start 2017 at IJmuiden

The 2017 cruise season at IJmuiden started earlier than expected this year with the arrival of the AIDAvita at the end of March. Bad weather on her previous cruise dictated the change to her original itinerary but this made IJmuiden an attractive alternative. With minimal notice the Felison Cruise Terminal, with the assistance of local companies,...Read more