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Are you visiting Amsterdam with a barge? Take a look at all the information, such as available berths and facilities, and things you can directly arrange yourself.

Your visit

Voor aankomst

Availability of berths

The port of Amsterdam has over 450,000 m2 of public berths for inland shipping. Are you looking for a suitable berth? See the RiverGuide app for current availability.

RiverGuide app 

Under certain conditions, you may extend your berth in the IJhaven. Would you like to make use of this? Then check the possibilities. This can be done via the button below or by scanning the QR code on a board on location.

To extending birth IJhaven 

Aankomst en verblijf


You can make use of various facilities to ensure a smooth and pleasant visit to the port of Amsterdam. Examples include free parking, domestic waste containers, drinking water and ship-to-shore power.

Facilities on the map

More about facilities

Chatbot Eef beantwoordt vragen over binnenvaart


Chatbot Eef is available on our Dutch Inland shipping page via the purple icon in the bottom right corner.

Do you have a question about laws and regulations?

View regulations

RiverGuide app (only available in Dutch)

Smooth, safe and smarter sailing? In RiverGuide you will find all the information you need along the way:

  • Route planning over water
  • Travel time forecasts and bridge openings
  • Berths and occupancy
  • Feedback on AIS signal
  • Notices to skippers
  • Map layers, such as tide and current
  • Fairway information

Go to RiverGuide

RiverGuide: de app voor de binnenvaart



Inland harbour dues

For a visit to the port of Amsterdam, you pay inland harbour dues. This is your admission ticket to the port area and the various facilities and services.

Declaration & tariffs


Exemption, license and reporting

In some cases, it is necessary to file a report or apply for a permit or exemption. This could apply in the case of special cargo or certain work on a ship.

Exemption, license and reporting


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Latest updates

  • News item 07-05-2021
    Port of Amsterdam installs new smart shore power cabinets
    In the coming months Port of Amsterdam will replace all existing shore power units with smart, green shore power. This will happen to all cabinets in the port area within the ring (A10) of Amsterdam. In total there are 55 cabinets for inland navigation and 16 cabinets for river cruises and super yachts. Read more
  • News item 07-05-2021
    5 improved facilities in the port
    Recently, Port of Amsterdam has improved or added five facilities in the port. They are a second drinking water tap, extra poles for smaller ships and extra bollards. In addition, regular inland navigation vessels are now allowed to moor at the push barge spots in the Suezhaven. We made these adjustments on the basis of suggestions from inland navigation itself. After all, we ask for feedback after each visit. In this way, we try to facilitate inland navigation as much as possible and we can continuously improve our facilities. Read more
  • News item 06-05-2021
    Pilot: extension of mooring duration IJhaven
    From now on, inland navigation vessels will be able to extend their mooring duration in the IJhaven even without special circumstances. The extra mooring time will be 3 weeks on top of the standard 7 days, 4 weeks in total. This pilot project is a year-long test to see if it works for both inland navigation and the local residents.
    Read more
  • News item 30-11-2020
    Container barges have wind in their sails
    Last week TMA Logistics did a test on container barge Ms Royaal with eConowind. This is a container with collapsible sails that can be sailed partly on wind. Read more