Amsterdam is one of the most popular destinations for ocean and river cruises in North West Europe with terminals and berths located in the heart of the city centre and near Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Amsterdam Central Train Station.


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Amsterdam is an excellent cruise port destination

The port of Amsterdam has a strong position in the ocean and river cruise market located in the heart of Amsterdam. In addition to the vibrancy of this city full of history, exciting sights, culture and luxury hotels, the port of Amsterdam region offers excellent facilities for ocean and river cruises to Amsterdam. The modern passenger terminal and the berths voor river cruises in Amsterdam are close to all the touristic sights Amsterdam and its surrounding area have to offer. The cruise facilities have an outstanding accessibility (only 20 minutes from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and next to Amsterdam Central Train station), a dedicated touring car terminal and docks for canal cruises. The terminal and the berths combine efficient handling of the ships and luggage with a warm welcome of the passengers and crew members.

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New possibilities with new, biggest sea-lock of the world

The port always seeks opportunities to become smarter, faster and cleaner. With the realization of the new and biggest sea-lock of the world in 2019 (500 meters long, 70 meters wide and 18 meters deep), the port of Amsterdam will be ready to welcome more and bigger ships at the same time. This new lock also offers more capacity 24/7 hours a day, tideless, safe, time efficient and more flexibility. The time to consider new possibilities is now. We welcome you at the port of Amsterdam!

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Updates for Cruise

Security first for river cruises: collective security meeting a success

More than 30 representatives of river cruise companies and trade associations met in Amsterdam on 20 October 2016 to discuss the topic of ‘river cruises and security’. The meeting was called in light of Port of Amsterdam’s current use of security...

Amsterdam has been named the Best Cruise Destination of 2016

Amsterdam has been named the number one cruise destination of 2016 in the British Isles & Western Europe. For more information visit: Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards.

Maiden call AIDAstella

On 15 March ult. cruise vessel AIDAstella was christened in Warnemünde, Germany. And a little over a week later the brand new 253 meters long vessel called at the port of Amsterdam. The AIDAstella was warmly welcomed at the Passenger Terminal...
Koen Overtoom, CEO a.i. Port of Amsterdam and Mo Khalfaoui, Managing Director M&M Security signed agreement

Port of Amsterdam boosts security river cruise

According to Alma Prins, Sales Manager Cruise at Port of Amsterdam, river cruise is one of the fastest growing sectors within the Amsterdam tourist industry today. "We attach great importance to the security of our visitors. Recently, to our regret...

Amsterdam port region celebrates cruise in twofold: two AIDA maiden calls in one day

Monday April 25th the AIDA Vita moored at the Felison Cruise Terminal in IJmuiden for the very first time. At the same time Passenger Terminal Amsterdam welcomed the AIDA Diva for its first visit to the Amsterdam port. Two AIDA maiden calls in one...

Seatrade Cruise Global 2016: cruise and port of Amsterdam still perfect combination

Last week the global cruise industry gathered once again at the annual Seatrade Cruise Global 2016. During this event, cruise ports from all over the world present themselves to the cruise lines. Naturally the Amsterdam region could not be absent....
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Port of Amsterdam's acquisition of PTA strengthens Amsterdam's position in the international cruise market

PTA’s cruise activities fit in seamlessly with those of Port of Amsterdam that manages and operates the port of Amsterdam and is responsible for ensuring smooth, safe and sustainable pilotage. The acquisition provides more opportunities to optimally...

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For questions, wishes or more information on cruise 

Alma Prins-Droog

Commercial Division
Salesmanager Cruise
Cluster Cruise
Tel: +31 (0)6 201 37 615

Monic van der Heyden

Monic van der Heyden

Commercial Division
Interim Salesmanager Cruise
Cluster Cruise
Tel: +31 (0)6 201 37 615