Car transfer points

There are 7 public moorings where I can embark or disembark my car. Of the 7 sites, 4 have waste containers and 1 has a drinking water supply. See the map for exact locations. Advantages of a vehicle transfer point:

  • A car transfer point can be used free of charge.
  • I can be moored for 30 minutes.
  • II do not have to book in advance.

Car transfer points on the map

Auto afzetplaats binnenvaart


Car parking

There are no fewer than 17 free car parks with one or more parking spaces in the Westelijk Havengebied. The parking space locations are shown in the map.

Free parking on the map

Other places in Amsterdam are subject to the ‘paid parking’ policy of the City of Amsterdam. The paid parking zones are shown on the following website: www.amsterdam.nl/en/parking


Auto parkeren binnenvaart


Drinking water

There is one drinking water supply point at the vehicle transfer point at Haparandadam. There will shortly be a second supply point at the vehicle transfer point in Afrikahaven.

The e-wallet on the eco card can be used for free water supplies of up to 6 m3 per day. If you want more water in one day, the price is € 2.50 per cubic metre.

Drinking water op the map

Eco card
Don’t have an eco card yet? You can easily apply for one in 2 steps.

  1. For an eco card, first create a free ecorekening (eco account) by downloading the application form, completing it and sending it to us by e-mail: administratie@sabni.nl or by post to SAB, P.O. Box 5700, 3008 AS Rotterdam.

  2. This account is linked to 1 or a maximum of 2 eco cards that are sent within 24 hours by post or can be picked up at the SAB desk.

Download application for eco account/eco card



Ecokaart binnenvaart


Domestic and cargo waste

Domestic waste
There are collection points for paper, glass and domestic waste at the vehicle transfer points at Haparandadam, in the Houthavens and Afrikahaven, on the Stromboliweg and the Jan Riebeeckhaven. The glass and paper containers are open to all. The waste container is operated with the free eco card, like the drinking water supply point. Don't have an eco card yet? Be sure to apply for one.

Domestic waste on the map   Apply for a free eco card

Cargo waste
Cargo waste may be produced during the transhipment and transport of dry and liquid cargo. The recipient or sender of the cargo is responsible for the costs of cleaning the holds and gangways after unloading. The terminal indicates the collector or port reception facility where the waste can be deposited. You as a skipper are responsible for the cleaning method and the amount of waste deposited. You must be able to demonstrate this by means of an unloading certificate if requested by a supervisor of the harbour master.

Waste oils and greases and other ship waste 
Waste from the engine room (such as bilge water, waste oil and grease, filters and used cleaning rags) and other waste (such as waste water, slops from holds and tanks and non-oily types of waste) must be handed over to a waste collector who has an agreement with the SAB Maritieme Service.

Need help?
Is your situation not covered, or are you in doubt? If so, contact the Harbour Master's Division, Port office. We’ll be pleased to help you. 

Huisafval container


Lading binnenvaart



Shore power connection and generator ban

Shore power connection
Port of Amsterdam has provided shore power connections at various berths for inland navigation and passenger vessels. This is good for the environment and the use of ship-to-shore power also prevents noise pollution. There are four steps to obtain ship-to-shore power:
1. Register at  http://www.parkline.nl/water/en/walstroom
2. Log in using your mobile phone with a unique code or as part of your subscription.
3. Connect your own power cable to the switch box. You receive power as soon as you register.
4. The supply stops as soon as you unsubscribe.

Benefits of registering:

  • I only pay for the electricity supplied per kWh/h.
  • I receive a monthly statement so that I know exactly how much power has been supplied.
  • After registering I can use ship-to-shore power at multiple ports in the Netherlands.

Shore power on the map

Generator ban
To prevent noise and odour nuisance, areas have been designated in the Amsterdam port areas where it is not permitted to run a generator.

Generator ban on the map

Walstroom binnenvaart

Walstroom Amsterdam

Generatorverbod Amsterdamse haven



There are two WiFi hotspots in the port of Amsterdam: in the Houthavens and at the ADM port. You can use the WiFi hotspots to exchange information and request services from Port of Amsterdam and partners, such as locating and reserving berths via Easydock. This service also makes it possible to download simple large files such as digital navigation charts.


WiFi on the map


Wifi ligplaatsen

Medische dienst

Medical services

There are various care institutions in the Amsterdam region that specialise in working with international shipping. You can contact them for first aid, medical examinations and mental health care.

Overview of medical services »


  • National emergency number: 112 (free)
  • The Dutch Coast Guard
    Telephone: 0900 01 11 (local rates) or VHF channel 16


  • In the port of IJmuiden
    Rode Kruis Ziekenhuis
    Vondellaan 13, 1942 LE Beverwijk
    Telephone: +31 251 265 555
  • In the port of Amsterdam
    OLVG, locatie west
    Jan Tooropstraat 164, 1061 AE Amsterdam
    Telephone: +312 0510 8911

Authorized medical examiners

  • Medical examinations for seafarers:
    Medical Centre for Seamen
    Kalkmarkt 8, 1011 BD Amsterdam
    Telephone: +312 0625 2707
  • Inland shipping medical examinations:
    Doc @ Work
    De Ruijterkade 7, 1013 AA Amsterdam
    Telephone: +316 2833 8234

General Practitioner / GP

  • IJmuiden:
    Huisartsenpost (Out-of-hours GP service)
    Vondellaan 13, 1942 LE Beverwijk
    Telephone: +31 251 265 265
  • Amsterdam:
    Havenarts (Medical Centre for Seamen Amsterdam)
    Kalkmarkt 8, 1011 BD Amsterdam.
    Telephone: +312 0625 2707

Out-of-hours GP service

Personalized medical care


  • Tandartsspoedpraktijk (Emergency Dentistry)
    Oosterpark 9, 1091 AC Amsterdam
    Telephone: 0900 86 02 of 020 74 01 221


  • Amsterdam Central Pharmacy
    De Ruijterkade 24-a, 1012 AA Amsterdam
    Telefoon: 020-2357822
    West side of Amsterdam Central station, across of the Wagamama and next to the Sanifair toilets.

Seamen's Centre

Seafarer's Church



Whether an inland tanker can degas in the port of Amsterdam depends on two factors: the last cargo and the degassing method (sailing or moored). If you want to degas whilst moored, you will need the harbour master’s permission. The degassing of petrol is prohibited at all times. Request permission:

  • By calling the Harbour Master's Division, Port office on 020-5234600, option 2.
  • Via VHF on channel 14.Via de marifoon, op kanaal 14.

Conditions for permission »

Permission will be granted by the harbour master, subject to two conditions:

  • You need to be able to demonstrate that you will be loading new cargo in our port after unloading.
  • If an odour code applies, the harbour master will not grant permission and will (temporarily) withdraw permissions already granted. The odour code is set by the Province of North-Holland and depends on weather conditions.

    The conditions laid down in the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN) remain in force at all times.

    We measure and reduce odour nuisance
    In the Port of Amsterdam, we live and work close to one another. We therefore monitor odour nuisance originating from vessels that perform degassing while stationary. We do so by means of electronic measurements using our eNose network in and around the port. Together with you, we would like to find sustainable and practicable solutions to limit odour nuisance. If you have any suggestions, e-mail them to us at info@portofamsterdam.com.

    Prohibition on degassing while stationary and while underway
    In the province of Noord-Holland, degassing of benzene and benzene-containing cargoes while underway has been prohibited as from 1 March 2017. Also for stationary ships, degassing of these products has been prohibited as from 1 March 2017. Please consult the relevant Prohibition Order. This measure contributes to a better environment and cleaner inland shipping. Further information, and what this could mean for you, can be accessed through the page Prohibition on degassing.
Vaar- en rusttijden

Sailing times and resting periods

If your vessel is limited to daytime operation or is not in operation 24 hours a day, you are entitled – under the Dutch statutory rules concerning sailing times and resting periods – to use designated berths for which you are not required to pay port dues. These berths include Surinamekade, IJplein, Het Slik north of Surinamekade, and berths located in the inlets of the North and South Coen Tunnel.

You must, when submitting your statement for Inland Harbour Dues, specify the relevant berths in the ‘Exemptions’ section'.