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The Fast Flying Ferries Department

(Including the departure schedule and the tariffs)

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IJmuiden has a fantastic connection with Amsterdam by means of a regular ferry service, which enables the traveller to reach Central Station in about 25 minutes.
This project has sprung forth from a governmental study investigating means to call a halt to the ever increasing traffic (jam) problems and the viability of public transport over water. This because we seem to have plenty of that stuff all over the country and for some reason it doesn't clog up as easily as tarmac does.
The Fast Flying Ferry
The hydrofoil arriving in IJmuiden, yesterday.
The outcome was positive enough to start an experiment and so, since 1998, we have Fast Flying Ferries to hop us up and down, to and fro respectively Amsterdam or IJmuiden, depending on which side you start from. The boats are so-called "hydrofoils" of the"Voshkod" type. Russian made, they were used for passenger transportation over the vast Russian lakes, and are still serving their purpose to this day. After their arrival in Holland they were fitted with brand spanking new 1100 horse powered MAN diesel engines that can make the ship travel up to 80 kilometres per hour. The boats themselves can seat up to 79 passengers and have space on deck for about 20 bicycles as well (a perfect way to get to the beach from Amsterdam). Take your seat in the front of the boat, and the view gets thrown in for free.
It's great to take a seat in the front of the boat and sit back while the harbours, and later the countryside, fly by. You'll feel tiny next to huge, looming sea tankers on their way to or from either Amsterdam or the North Sea, through IJmuidens' locks. You think you're travelling fast until you see a small police boat overtake the hydrofoil and by the time you realize what you've seen, you're there. This is truly a nautical highway.

The Fast Flying Ferry

Departure Schedule IJmuiden (Velsen)-Amsterdam V.V.

On Monday to Friday the 1st ferry leaves Velsen at 6.20 and then every 40 minutes until 9.40 PM (21.40).
On Saturdays and Sundays the first ferry leaves Velsen at 9.40 and then every 40 minutes until 6.20 PM (18.20).

The journey lasts about 40 minutes

From Amsterdam everything is 40 minutes later, so on Mondays to Fridays the first ferry leaves Amsterdam at 7.00, and then every 40 minutes until 10.20 PM (22.20).
Saturdays and Sundays the service starts at 10.20 AM, and then every 40 minutes until 7.00 PM (19.00)

This journey lasts about 40 minutes as well

The Fast Flying Ferry

The route from the boat to the hotel
The route from the boat jetty to the hotel.

The Fast Flying Ferry

Tariffs in Euro's

Children/ O.A.P.

Single journey
Euro 5,30
Euro 3,30

Return journey before 9 AM
Euro 10,=
Euro 6,60

Return journey after 9 AM
Euro 8,50
Euro 6,60

5 Returns Pass
Euro 45,10
Euro 22,65

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