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Amsterdam is very a popular destination for ocean cruises with terminals and berths located in the heart of the city centre and near Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Amsterdam Central Train Station. Amsterdam is a logical cruise port for turnaround calls.

Popular destination for ocean cruises



Amsterdam is a popular destination for ocean cruises

The port of Amsterdam has a strong position in the ocean cruise market located in the heart of Amsterdam. In addition to the vibrancy of this city full of history, exciting sights and culture the port of Amsterdam region offers excellent facilities for cruises to Amsterdam. The modern passenger terminal in Amsterdam is close to all the touristic sights Amsterdam and its surrounding area have to offer and has 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 combines efficient handling of the ships and luggage with a warm welcome of the passengers and crew members. Furthermore Amsterdam is a logical cruise port for turnaround calls. In 2015 the Seatrade Awards elected the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam in the port of Amsterdam as Port of the Year. Added to that in 2016 Amsterdam has been elected by Cruise Critic as cruise destination of the year for Western Europe and the Brithish Isles.

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

The port always seeks opportunities to become faster, smarter and cleaner. With the realization of the new and biggest sea-lock of the world in 2022 (500 meters long, 70 meters wide and 18 meters deep), the port of Amsterdam will be ready to welcome more and bigger ships at te 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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‘A beautiful cruise, wonderful location and perfect organisation!’

Mr van der Hoest, cruise passenger


‘Our cruise departed from Amsterdam again this time. We travelled by taxi to the cruise terminal and got out right in front of the entrance. We were able to drop off our bags immediately and walked straight through to check-in, which took place quickly and efficiently. After only a thirty-minute wait, we boarded the MS Koningsdam. We departed right on time and we enjoyed the view from the deck while the ship was turning. The journey to IJmuiden was wonderful and getting to see the scenery and the locks was just fantastic. At the end of our two-week cruise we returned to Amsterdam and also the debarking process ran like clockwork. We left the ship at 8:30 hours a.m. and were able to stand on Central Station in precisely 12 minutes. We were on our train within 30 minutes after debarking. In short: A beautiful cruise, wonderful location and perfect organisation! ’



Berth reservation

For ocean cruise berth reservations contact the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam directly by:
Phone: +31 (0)20 509 10 00
By mail: info@ptamsterdam.com.

For more information please look at the Cruise Calender.
Please download the iamPort-app for arrival and departures times of ocean cruises.


Direct contact with our experts

For questions, wishes or more information on ocean cruise

Jeroen Lotze

Jeroen Lotze

Commercial Division
Head of Department Real Estate & Cruise|
Team Cruise
Tel: +31 6 532 94 588
E-mail: jeroen.lotze@portofamsterdam.com

Alma Prins Droog

Alma Prins-Droog

Commercial Division
Commercial Manager Cruise & Superyachts
E-mail: alma.prins@portofamsterdam.com

Monic van der Heyden

Monic van der Heyden

Commercial Division
Commercial Manager Cruise
Team Cruise
E-mail: monic.van.der.heyden@portofamsterdam.com

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