Port of Amsterdam serves as a logistics hub, industrial hotspot and service provider to the city. We are building a port with increasing value to its customers and local communities. This is a joint initiative, carried out under the pay off Port of Partnerships.
Port of Partnerships
We believe that Port of Amsterdam, being in charge of the port’s management and development, can achieve the best results if we join forces and work together as partners: by entering into, and facilitating, long-term partnerships. Only then can we develop our port into a flexible and resilient environment in which we create value for our stakeholders. It is based on this belief that we are are positioning ourselves as the Port of Partnerships.
Port of Amsterdam posted turnover of EUR 157.4 million in 2018. Our sources of turnover are port dues, rents and ground leases. We pay annual dividend to the City of Amsterdam.
Our annual reports comply with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). These internationally accepted guidelines serve as the standard for businesses reporting on sustainability and other non-financial information.
View past annual reports »
Annual report 2016 (in English)
Annual report 2015 (in Dutch)
Annual report 2014 (in Dutch)
Annual report 2013 (in Dutch)
Annual report 2012 (in Dutch)
Port of Amsterdam in figures
Board of Directors
K.J. (Koen) Overtoom, CEO »
M.R. (Michiel) de Brauw, CFO »
K. (Koos) van der Steenhoven, Chair
J.F.J.M. (Jeroen) de Haas
W.J. (Willemijn) Maas
A.M. (Anne Marie) Magis
M. (Mieke) Pigeaud-Wijdeveld
Milembe Mateyo »
Port of Amsterdam's history
From Division of Ports and Commerce Facilities to Port of Amsterdam
The history of today’s Port of Amsterdam dates back to 1900. On 30 May of that year, the Amsterdam city council agreed to establish a regulation for a reorganisation into a ‘Division of Ports and Commerce Facilities’. At the time, ‘ports and commerce facilities’ included the local water bodies, quays, wharfs, unloading docks and berths, sites, pilot stations, warehouses, tools, equipment and other facilities of the IJ River, the Westerdok, Oosterdok, Nieuwevaart, Houthaven and Coenhaven areas, the Municipal Commercial Warehouse and the Stock Exchange. Read more »
On 1 January 1973, the Port Authority – which up to that point had been an independent entity – and the Amsterdam Nautical and Meteorological Institute were integrated into the division as departments. The Port Authority was headed by the Harbour Master. More than one year later, the name was changed to Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Amsterdam (Amsterdam Municipal Port Authority, GHB). One of the reasons for the name change was the port’s growing importance. The Authority had shifted its focus to development and operation of the Amsterdam port. In 1994, the Central Nautical Management (CNM) common regulations were established for nautical management in the North Sea Canal Area. The signatories included the cities of Amsterdam, Beverwijk, Velsen and Zaanstad and several private sector partners. The purpose was to establish a standarised and consistent policy in the North Sea Canal Area in association with the national government. On 18 March 1998, the city council decided to convert the Port Authority into an administratively independent entity. The name was changed to Haven Amsterdam (Port of Amsterdam) in January 2006. The actual hive-off of the Port Authority began one year later, and became official on 1 April 2013. The name of the new organisation was Havenbedrijf Amsterdam NV, and in 2018 we began using the English name Port of Amsterdam, given our position as the fourth-largest sea port in Western Europe. Port of Amsterdam is a wholly owned investment holding of the City of Amsterdam.