oranjesluizen amsterdam

No harbor dues due to closure of Oranjesluizen complex

10 January 2024

The Oranjesluizen complex near Amsterdam has been closed since Wednesday at 19:00, due to the water levels in the Markermeer. The Noorder, Midden and Zuidersluis and, the Prins Willem Alexandersluis, are expected to remain out of operation until Thursday, January 11.

Ships in the Amsterdam port are unable to leave the city due to the closure and will not be charged harbour dues during this period as a gesture of goodwill.

Who qualifies for this arrangement?

A skipper must be able to demonstrate that they have a destination north of Amsterdam, where it is necessary to pass through the Oranjesluizen complex. This arrangement applies for the entire duration of the closure.