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Are you visiting the port of Amsterdam by barge? Find all the available facilities on this page.

Facilities for cars

Car transfer points

There are 7 public moorings where you can embark or disembark your car. Of the 7 sites, 4 have waste containers and 2 have a drinking water supply.

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

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

Other places in Amsterdam are subject to the ‘paid parking’ policy of the City of Amsterdam. View paid parking zones.

Bunkering facilities


Sustainable fuel

To encourage the use of sustainable fuel, Port of Amsterdam has amended the Port Bye-laws to facilitate ship-to-ship bunkering for vessels. A LNG bunker station for inland shipping has also been set up in Amerikahaven.

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.

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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.

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Drinking water

There are two drinking water taps at the Haparandadam and one at Afrikahaven. You tap water at this tap point via Ease2Pay, which is the same payment platform used for shore power.

Tapping water at one of the Port of Amsterdam taps is free up to 6m³ per day. Do you want more water in one day? Then you pay € 2.50 per cubic meter. The discount is corrected afterwards when invoicing.

Eco card

Oil and grease containing ship's waste can be delivered to the SAB reception facilities, provided that the waste originates from normal operations. To be able to deliver ship's waste, you must be able to show the oil discharge booklet and the international eco card.

Don't have an eco-card yet? You can easily apply for it through the SAB website. As of August 9, 2023, the physical card will be replaced by an app, more information on this can be found on the SAB website.

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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.

The shore power cabinets use the provider This means that registration and use is slightly different from the old shore power cabinets that were replaced in 2022. Read here the steps you need to take to use the shore power cabinets with

Use of spud poles

If you want to use spud poles in the North Sea Canal area, certain regulations occur. These regulations depend on the location of the spud poles.

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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.


There are two WiFi hotspots in the port of Amsterdam:

  • in the Houthavens
  • at the ADM port
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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.



In the Amsterdam port, inland tankers can degas based on the last cargo and the method used (sailing or moored). Moored degassing requires permission from the harbour master, and petrol degassing is strictly prohibited.

How to request permission:

  • Contact the Harbour Master's Division, Port office at 020-5234600, option 2.
  • Use VHF channel 14 for communication.

Permission conditions:

  1. Demonstrate intent to load new cargo in the port after unloading.
  2. Permission is subject to weather-dependent odour code; withdrawal may occur if applicable.

ADN conditions for the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways apply consistently.

Odour control measures:

  • Active monitoring of odour from stationary degassing vessels using the eNose network.
  • Collaborate with us to suggest sustainable solutions at

Prohibition on degassing:

  • Noord-Holland prohibits benzene and benzene-containing cargoes degassing while underway or for stationary ships, promoting a cleaner inland shipping environment.

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Inland shipping facilities