Innovations in SHIP: mooring jetty, Technolab workshops, and exhibition

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Innovations have been introduced in SHIP over the past few months. Shipping company Jumelet has been granted a permit to use the mooring jetty near SHIP and will soon start a regular service from IJmuiden to SHIP and vice versa. Furthermore, Technolab, especially intended for young learners in primary education, has been expanded with new technology workshops. For art lovers, there is a new exhibition showing pen drawings and paintings by Thijs Zwart.

Mooring jetty at SHIP will soon be put into service

Shipping company Jumelet has received a permit from Rijkswaterstaat to use the mooring jetty at SHIP. The permit has been issued for a period of five years. From the start of the new sailing season in April, the shipping company will offer visitors to SHIP the opportunity to use MV Koningin Emma for a trip from IJmuiden to SHIP and vice versa. Departure times from IJmuiden Sluisplein to SHIP are at 09.45, 13.05, 15.25, and 17.25 hours LT. Departures from SHIP to IJmuiden Sluisplein are at 13.20, 15.40, and 17.40 hours LT. Tickets cost EUR 6.50 per person. For further information about boat tours with MV Koningin Emma in IJmuiden, please visit shipping company Jumelet's website (in Dutch)


In Technolab in SHIP, young learners in primary education can become acquainted with technology. After the introductory workshop 'Take on the Role of the Lock Keeper', Techport now also has three new workshops. In these new workshops, young learners in primary education will work with pulleys, solar energy and hydropower. After a Technolab visit, teachers will receive additional teaching materials for use in the classroom.

Exhibition Thijs Zwart

SHIP is showing a new exhibition of pen drawings and paintings by the self-taught Dutch artist Thijs Zwart. The exhibition runs until 27 July 2019. As a young boy, Thijs Zwart already started drawing small boats with a great attention to details. After being educated at the Visserijschool (Fisheries College) in IJmuiden, Thijs (then 14 years old) started working on inland barges. He made a career-switch to seagoing tugs later. Thijs Zwart's works of art can easily be recognised because they are drawn or painted (with acrylic paint) on nautical charts. The paintings and drawings vary from sailing inland barges to harbour and ocean tugs and dredgers.

If you would like to visit SHIP or see what there is to do in SHIP, please check out SHIP’website.

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