Velsen

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Velsen (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. It is located on both sides of the North Sea Canal.

On the north side of the North Sea Canal, in IJmuiden, there is a major steel plant, Corus Strip Products IJmuiden, formerly known as Koninklijke Hoogovens. The headquarter of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij is located in IJmuiden.

The Kennemerstrand beach on the south side of the canal is at the end of the Kennemerboulevard, which runs south of the Seaport Marina.

To the south is the beach of Bloemendaal aan Zee. In between is a nude beach.

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Population centres

The municipality of Velsen consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts:

Transportation

In Velsen, there are the following connections across the North Sea Canal:

  • A railroad tunnel between train stations Driehuis and Beverwijk.
  • Road tunnels, from north to south:
    • Wijker Tunnel
    • Velser Tunnel next to the railroad tunnel
  • A ferry [1].
  • A road across the lock complex

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