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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

New Wabo 5 water supply boat ensures faster delivery of drinking water to cruise ships

New Wabo 5 water supply boat ensures faster delivery of drinking water to cruise ships
Passenger Terminal Amsterdam

Amsterdam and Zaanstad express preference for Passenger Terminal Amsterdam in Coenhaven

Amsterdam and Zaanstad have selected the Coenhaven as a preferred location for the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA).
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Amsterdam remains ‘Best Cruise Destination’ for passengers

The cruise review community website Cruise Critic announced today that Amsterdam has been named by cruise passengers as the favourite cruise destination in Western Europe and the British Isles for the second consecutive year. The Dutch capital city...

Maiden call for Disney Magic in Amsterdam

Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic made its maiden call to Amsterdam on Thursday the 25th of May.

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...

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Commercial Division
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