Inland harbour dues

If you are using the Amsterdam port waters, you are required to submit a statement for Inland Harbour Dues, similar to procedures in any other port. This serves as your proof of entry into the port area.

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Paying Inland Harbour Dues - how it works

Where you submit your statement depends on the location where you are sailing and staying.

Harbour waters

IJ, the North Sea Canal, the Zaan and Voorzaan rivers, Zijkanaal G and all its waterways/harbour basins that lead down to the boundary as indicated on the map of harbour waters.

Submit your statement to Port of Amsterdam

Inland waters

Other Amsterdam waterways, such as the canals, the passageways, the Amstel, the Buiten IJ and the Amsterdam Rhine canal.

File your statement with the City of Amsterdam

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When do you submit a statement for Inland Harbour Dues?

Commercial inland navigation vessels are required to submit statements for inland harbour dues when they enter the Zaanstad and Amsterdam port waters. Commercial inland navigation vessels are understood as:

  • cargo vessels
  • commercial passenger vessels such as river cruise vessels
  • other inland navigation vessels such as floating cranes and work vessels

You do not need to submit a statement for (or pay) inland harbour dues when your vessel has dispensation from inland harbour dues. You must submit a statement in all other situations. You must also submit a statement for an exemption.

You can submit your statement before arrival and until the end of the 28th day after your arrival in the Zaanstad-Amsterdam port waters. You change or cancel a statement until the end of the 28th day after the date of arrival you specified in your statement.

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How to submit a statement

You can submit a statement for Inland Harbour Dues by logging on to bhg.portofamsterdam.nl. You can register here if you do not currently have an account.

Submit your statement in time to avoid paying a surcharge.

It is also possible to file the statement automatically for push barges equipped with a tracker.

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New: Automatic Statement for push barges equipped with a tracker

With effect from 1 June 2020, customers with push barges equipped with a tracker can file their statements automatically. Customers conclude a data contract with Port of Amsterdam for this purpose. The staying times for push barges equipped with a tracker are settled according to an hourly tariff.

Go to Automatic Statements for push barges

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New: User management in Inland Harbour Dues application

Previously, users could only see the statements for Inland Harbour Dues that they have entered themselves. In April 2020, we've introduced a new user management feature in the Inland Harbour Dues application:

There are two user roles: full access and limited access. As a user, you have access to all of your organisation's statements, or only those you have prepared yourself. Only your organisation's administrator can manage the rights of your organisation's users. 

Go to user management

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Available services

The following services will be available to you once you have paid your Inland Harbour Dues:

  • Unlimited access to the port waters for the period specified
  • Safely dock at the public waiting areas and berths in the port area
  • Designated vehicle landing points in the port area
  • Free parking in the port area
  • Drinking water; the first 6 cubic metres are included in the inland harbour dues
  • Free WiFi in the vicinity of the WiFi spots
  • Services provided by the Harbour Master, who ensures that vessels are handled efficiently, safely and in an environmentally friendly manner

View all facilities

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We check whether a statement has been submitted

Port of Amsterdam checks whether the operators of inland vessels detected in the port area have submitted their statements.

Be sure to submit your statement in time so as to avoid paying a surcharge.

If you miss the deadline for submission, fail to submit your statement, or provide inaccurate information in your statement causing you to be undercharged, Port of Amsterdam will impose a surcharge in addition to the tariff payable. This surcharge is equivalent to 25% of the tariff, subject to a minimum amount of € 100.

Tariffs 2020

Tariffs

  Category Measured by 1 week
(7 days)
2 weeks
(14 days)
4 weeks
(28 days)
Annual tariff
(1 Jan. - 31 Dec.)
A Cargo ships Tonne € 0,09658 € 0,19317 € 0,38633 € 3,43377
B Passenger ships Sq. m. € 0,10121 € 0,20242 € 0,40484 € 3,82389
C Other inland navigation vessels; floating objects Sq. m. € 0,10121 € 0,20242 € 0,40484 € 3,82389

Tariffs excl. VAT

Hourly rate for Automatic Statements for push barges

  Category Measured by Per hour
(60 minutes)
A Cargo push barge Tonne € 0,000633

Tariff excl. VAT

Container tariff

  Category Measured by Tariff
A Cargo ships TEU

€ 0,80

Tariff per 24 hour period, excl. VAT. Minimum amount (gross): € 50.

Drinking water

The tariffs for Inland Harbour Dues for Professional Navigation include the right to consume 6 cubic metres of drinking water per 24-hour period.

Discounts and surcharges

Green Award

Up to 20% discount for vessels with a Green Award Certificate

Type of certificate Percentage of reduction
Bronze 5%
Silver 10%
Gold 15%
Platinum 20%

Obtain your Green Award Certificate

Korting

2% discount if you activate the direct debit option

If you set up a direct debit, you will receive a discount, avoid late payment and save time. If you have submitted your direct debit mandate by scanning the signed form and sending it to us, the payments will be automatically debited 28 days after the date of the invoice.

Receive a discount

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Surcharge

No statement submitted 28 days after arrival:

Minimum surcharge: € 100

You will automatically receive a statement and be required to pay a surcharge equivalent to 25% of the applicable tariff, subject to a minimum of € 100.

Frequently asked questions about inland harbour dues

Inland harbour dues

Do I need to take account of any charges other than inland harbour dues when I enter the Zaanstad-Amsterdam port waters?

You are liable to pay inland harbour dues when you enter the Zaanstad-Amsterdam port waters (you pay once for the entire area). The inland harbour dues grant you access to the port waters, where you can moor at one of the public berths in the area. You can also bunker 6 m3 of drinking water at the Haparandadam water dispensing station without additional charge. You can also dispose of your household waste, free of charge, at the Haparandadam household waste collection point. You use your SAB card (zero tariff) to gain free access to the drinking water and/or household waste collection facilities.

A fee is charged for mooring reservations. You will also be charged for any use of ship-to-shore power

What is the difference between the port waters and inland waters in Amsterdam and Zaanstad?

The Amsterdam-Zaanstad port waters consist of the IJ, the North Sea Canal, the Zaan river, Zijkanaal G and all waters/port basins flowing into these waters lying within the boundaries shown in the map of the inland harbour dues area.

The inland waters consist of the other Amsterdam waters including the canals, waterways, River Amstel, Buiten IJ and the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal. Commercial inland navigation or recreational vessels that stay in the Amsterdam inland waters area submit a statement to the City of Amsterdam.

Click to view the Port area map.

 

How can I change user rights?

The person designated as your organisation's administrator can manage the rights of the users. 

After logging in, you can change the rights of your users in the ‘Account management’ section on the 'User management' page.

Kan ik als tussenpersoon namens meerdere klanten/bedrijven/schepen opgave doen?

Ja, op één account kun je voor meerdere klanten, bedrijven en/of schepen opgave doen.

Log in op bhg.portofamsterdam.com. Boven in de zwarte balk klik je op ‘mijn account’. Hier klik je op ‘toevoegen nieuwe klant’, waar je de gegevens van de debiteur invoert. Vervolgens klik je op ‘home’. Hier zie je nu de optie ‘U doet opgave voor’. Per opgave kun je nu aangeven voor welke debiteur je de opgave doet.

Can I take out an annual subscription that begins on a date other than 1st of January?

No, an annual subscription covers a calendar year, i.e. from the 1st of January through the 31st of December .

What can you do as an administrator?

On the User management page, you can do the following: 

  1. Give other users access to prepare statements for your organisation by accepting an email request. Of course, you can also turn down a request;
  2. Designate users as full-access or limited-access users. Full-access users can view all of your organisation's statements. Limited-access users can only see the statements they have entered themselves;
  3. Grant full-access users administrator rights or revoke previously granted administrator rights;
  4. Allow full-access users to receive join requests by email;
  5. Disconnect users from your organisation. This means they no longer have access to the statements. 
Can I adjust or cancel a statement after submission?

Yes, you can. You can adjust or cancel your statement until the end of the 28th day after your arrival. You can log in to http://bhg.portofamsterdam.com and view a list of the statements you have submitted. You also see whether you can adjust or cancel any statement in the list. Statements falling within the 28-day period can be adjusted or cancelled by clicking on the ‘View’ button to open the detail screen for the statement and then making the necessary changes.

I will enter both the Zaanstad and/or Amsterdam port waters and the Amsterdam inland waterways during my stay. Will I need to pay twice?

No, a statement for inland harbour dues for commercial navigation covers the Zaanstad port waters, Amsterdam port waters and Amsterdam inland waterways for the period specified in the statement. However, the opposite is not the case: a statement for inland waterways dues for commercial navigation submitted to the City of Amsterdam covers only the Amsterdam inland waterways for the period specified in the statement.

Kunnen ook andere schepen dan duwbakken gebruik maken van automatisch opgave doen waarbij afgerekend wordt op basis van een uurtarief?

Nee, op dit moment komen alleen duwbakken met een locatietracker in aanmerking voor het Automatisch Opgave doen en het afrekenen op basis van een uurtarief. Wij streven er wel naar om dit op termijn ook voor andere schepen mogelijk te gaan maken.

When does my vessel come into consideration for a Green Award discount?

Vessels with a Green Award certificate – extra clean and safe vessels – receive a discount on inland harbour dues for the Zaanstad and Amsterdam port waters. The amount of this discount depends on the category of the vessel's certificate. The discount is not dependent on the vessel's stay. Information about the requirements to be met by your vessel to qualify for certification is available from the Green Award Foundation, www.greenaward.org.

Where can I submit a statement?

Digital statements for inland harbour dues for commercial navigation in the Zaanstad-Amsterdam port waters to one 'counter' at Port of Amsterdam. You can make an unlimited number of visits to the Amsterdam and Zaanstad joint port area during the specified period of your stay.

Commercial navigation vessels and canal cruise vessels that remain on the Amsterdam inland waterways submit their statements to the City of Amsterdam.

Will you be visiting both the city and the Zaanstad and/or Amsterdam port waters? If so, submitting your statement to Port of Amsterdam will avoid you needing to pay twice (a statement for the port waters also covers the city waters, but a statement for the city waters does not cover the port waters).

Does the port have Internet facilities for the submission of statements?

Two public WiFi networks are available in the Municipality of Zaanstad or Port of Amsterdam port waters that you can use free of charge. Read more

Ik kom met mijn duwbakken regelmatig in Amsterdam en wil graag in aanmerking komen voor Automatisch Opgave doen. Wat moet ik doen?

Om in aanmerking te komen voor het Automatisch Opgave doen voor duwbakken met een tracker sluit je een datacontract af met Port of Amsterdam. In het datacontract maken we afspraken over de levering van data waarop het automatisch opgave doen wordt gebaseerd.

Voor meer informatie, neem contact met ons op: binnenhavengeld@portofamsterdam.com of bel +31 (0)20 5234623.

What should I do when I will be staying for longer or shorter than the standard periods?

You can combine a number of standard periods to cover the period of your stay. Please note that you need to submit separate statements for each of these standard periods.

The shortest period you can submit in your statement when you will be staying for a couple of days is 1 week (7 consecutive 24-hour days). When you submit a statement on the basis of the container tariff then your stay period is limited to a maximum of 24 hours.

What options are available for my vessel's visit?

You can choose from:

•      1 week

•      2 weeks

•      4 weeks

•      1 calendar year (with an automatic renewal option)

•      by container/in TEUs

(You can then pay inland harbour dues by container. The tariff is calculated on the basis of the transshipped TEUs. The number of TEUs you specify in your statement must correspond with the associated manifest, the loading and unloading list, which must be enclosed separately with the statement. When you opt for a container tariff your stay is limited to a maximum of 24 hours.)

You can change or cancel your statement until the end of the 28th day after arrival.

Wat zijn de door Port of Amsterdam en Zaanstad erkende werven en scheepsreparatie-inrichtingen?
  • Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (Amsterdam)
  • Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (Amsterdam)
  • Zikking en Schriek B.V. (Amsterdam)
  • Klaas Mulder (Zaanstad)
  • Wolschrijn (Zaanstad)
  • Orange Nautical Service (Zaanstad)
  • Brouwer dok (Zaanstad)
  • Holland Jachtbouw (Zaanstad)
  • Brouwer Kruisbaken (Zaanstad)
  • Brouwer locatie 3 (Zaanstad)
  • Vooruit (Zaanstad)
  • Julianabrug Kramer (Zaanstad)
  • Molenaar (Zaanstad)
  • Claasen  (Zaanstad)
  • Van Leeuwen  (Zaanstad)
  • Bijdam  (Zaanstad)
  • Desark  (Zaanstad)
Are the inland harbour dues a form of tax?

No, the levy and collection is based on private law pursuant to the General Terms and Conditions, Inland Harbour Dues. The Amsterdam inland harbour dues are a tax-exempt. This also comes into account for inland harbour dues in the Amsterdam and Zaanstad joint port areas.

Must I always use TEU tariffs when I transport containers?

No, you can also submit a statement for a specific period, for example for one week. When you draw up your statement you can check to find out which will be the most economical option for you. A statement for a one-week stay will usually be less expensive for a transshipment of larger numbers of containers.

Where can my vessel moor for compliance with the statutory sailing times and resting periods?

Vessels can moor at the following locations for the purposes of the statutory sailing times and resting periods: the Surinamekade, IJplein and Slik north of the Surinamekade and the moorings along the Coentunnel Noord and Zuid inlets.

When do I come into consideration for a refund of inland harbour dues?

Have you taken out an annual subscription and have you sold your vessel during the year? If so, you come into consideration for a refund of the remaining period of your subscription. You can submit an application via the Inland harbour dues team. When you submit your application you must enclose documents that confirm the sale.

Can I get help with creating an account or submitting a statement?

Do you need help with creating an account or submitting your first statement? If so, you are welcome to visit Port of Amsterdam during office hours: please make an appointment by calling us at +31 (0)20-523 46 23. Our address is Havengebouw, De Ruijterkade 7, 1013 AA, Amsterdam.

Where can I submit a complaint about Inland Harbour Dues?

You can submit your complaint to us by sending an email

Can I enter the port waters more than once during a period of stay?

You can enter the Zaanstad and Amsterdam port waters as often as you wish during the period you specified in your statement.

Exemptions and dispensations

How I can apply for exemption for my vessel?

You submit a digital application for exemption via the statement for inland harbour dues that you submit to http://bhg.portofamsterdam.nl. In the 'New statement: Step 1 of 2 – Enter your details’ screen, next to 'Exemption applicable', you click on 'Yes'. You can then click on the exemption applicable to your vessel.

When do I come into consideration for exemption?

The following vessel situations come into consideration for the exemption of inland harbour dues:

  • Vessels moored at the designated moorings in connection with the statutory sailing times and resting periods. These are the moorings along the Surinamekade, IJplein and Slik north of the Surinamekade, and the moorings along the Coentunnel Noord and Zuid inlets.
  • Rhine or inland navigation training vessels, navy vessels or merchant shipping vessels.
  • Push tugs with push barges or side-by-side formations that subsequently continue to their destination outside Amsterdam (with a maximum of two hours and solely at the mouth of the Westhaven (ADM-haven)).
  • Vessels that, in the opinion of Port of Amsterdam and the Municipality of Zaanstad, fulfil a primarily social function.
My vessel comes into consideration for dispensation from inland harbour dues. Do I still need to submit a statement for inland harbour dues for commercial navigation?

No, vessels with dispensation are known to the Municipality of Zaanstad and Port of Amsterdam.

When does my vessel come into consideration for dispensation?

The following vessels are granted dispensation from inland harbour dues:

  • Vessels used for public duties carried out by the relevant municipality, national government or Province.
  • Rescue boats operated by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij (Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution).
  • Vessels in continuous transit through Amsterdam using one of the main waterways (IJ, Amsterdam Rhine Canal and North Sea Channel) and/or a passage through Zijkanaal G and the De Zaan river without utilising any Services).
  • Vessels loading drinking water and/or fuel at recognised water loading and bunker stations.
  • Vessels taking a car on board or off board at a designated vehicle transfer point.
  • Vessels moored at recognised yards, ship repair companies or private marinas.
  • Vessels required to pay port dues.
  • Historic vessels – entered in the National Register of Sailing Monuments – with a Municipality Zaanstad lease that are moored at a mooring designated by the Municipality of Zaanstad.

Invoices

Where can I lodge an objection to an invoice or surcharge?

You can lodge a written notice of objection with Port of Amsterdam within three months of the invoice date. You can lodge a notice of objection by completing by contacting our Inland Harbour Dues Team. You must enclose all documents which demonstrate that the invoice or surcharge is unjustified.

If we decide that you have been overcharged or undercharged or that a surcharge was unjustifiably levied, you will be issued an invoice for the deficit or a credit note for the excess.

Can I make other arrangements for receiving invoices?

Invoices are usually issued by e-mail. However, you can contact Team Inland Harbour Dues and ask for invoices to be sent by post.

Can I receive an invoice for each statement?

Yes, you can. You can specify this in your ‘My account’ settings.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact the Inland Harbour Dues team.

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This is how we handle your data

You have created an account for submitting statements for Inland Harbour Dues. Port of Amsterdam uses your data exclusively to process these statements. We will not request any data from you other than that required for this purpose. You have the option to make changes to your account and/or have it deleted.

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If your account has been inactive for three years, you have satisfied all your obligations for the payment of Inland Harbour Dues, and Port of Amsterdam has also fulfilled all its statutory obligations (e.g. toward the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration), we will delete your data. We are required to do so under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can always create a new account next time you call on our Port.

As an interested party, you have the following rights: the right to access your data, the right to object to the data processing, the right to correct your personal or other data and the right to have all or a portion of your personal or other data deleted.

If you would like to exercise any of the above rights, including the deletion or modification of your data, please contact binnenhavengeld@portofamsterdam.com.

If you have your account deleted, we will also delete the data we have in our system for processing your payment of the Inland Harbour Dues, unless we require this data to complete the processing of your Inland Harbour Dues statements or in order to fulfil other statutory requirements.