...my hometown Ymuiden is a port on the coast of the Northsea, with about 67.000 inhabitants. Ymuiden is one of the 7 villages inside Velsen. There are 3 harbours. Ships that have to go to Amsterdam will be transport via one of the 4 sea-locks. It is necessary that the ships go through the sea-locks because Amsterdam is 4,5 meter below sea level. Ymuiden is 6 meter above sea level. In Ymuiden are different kind of heavy industries, like a large steelcompany Tata Steel, a power company, a paperfactory, sandstonefactory, fish-trades an companies for frozen foods.

There are 2 tunnels underneath the Northsea canal: the Velsertunnel an the Wijkertunnel. The Nortsea canal is build in 1876. Ymuiden is caused by that digging and building. Here we have 4 beautiful historic mansions, which are build in the 17e en 18e century and surrounded by magnificent parks. Click on the link "IJmuiden Actueel" to read more about My Home Town:
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There are some YouTube films from the harbours an beach on the edge of my hometown, you can watch them here:

Aerials of IJmuiden 3.50 minutes
jubilee film 25 years SeaPort IJmuiden 7.53 minutes


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you can read about the newest sea lock they are building right now



I've made some nice pictures myself an put them in an photograph album. You can watch the album here:

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photo album

This is the map of the Netherlands


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