Inland harbour dues
Paying Inland Harbour Dues - how it works
Where you submit your statement depends on the location where you are sailing and staying.
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
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.
For river cruise ships, if you book a berth via Easydock, you do not have to submit a separate Inland Harbour Dues statement. If you make a reservation via Easydock, the inland harbour dues will also be arranged. View tariffs and conditions
How to submit a statement
You can submit a statement for Inland Harbour Dues by logging on to bhg.portofamsterdam.com. 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.
New: Automatic Statement for push barges equipped with a tracker
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.
New: User management in Inland Harbour Dues application
Previously, users could only see the statements for Inland Harbour Dues that they have entered themselves. We've now 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.
What can you do as an administrator?
On the user management page, you can:
- Give other users access to prepare statements for your organisation by accepting an email request. Of course, you can also turn down a request.
- 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.
- Grant full-access users administrator rights or revoke previously granted administrator rights.
- Allow full-access users to receive join requests by email.
- Disconnect users from your organisation. This means they no longer have access to the statements.
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
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.
Do you disagree with an invoice or surcharge? Then you can submit an objection via the digital objection form.
|Category||Measured by||1 week
(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. An annual subscription always runs from 1 January to 31 December.
Hourly rate for Automatic Statements for push barges
|Category||Measured by||Per hour
|A||Cargo push barge||Tonne||€ 0,000633|
Tariff excl. VAT
Tariff per 24 hour period, excl. VAT. Minimum amount (gross): € 50.
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
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.
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
Invoices, payments, tariffs and refunds
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. When you submit your application, you must enclose documents that confirm the sale.
Exemptions and dispensations
You submit a digital application for exemption via the statement for inland harbour dues that you submit to bhg.portofamsterdam.com.
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.
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. Please note: 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.
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.
Submitting a statement
Yes, you can use one account to submit statements on behalf of a number of clients, companies and/or vessels. You must have been given the rights to do this by an administrator.
Log in to bhg.portofamsterdam.com and, in the black menu bar at the top of the screen, click on ‘My account’. Next, click on ‘Add new client’, and enter the name and address of the party you represent. Then click on ‘Home’. This now displays the ‘I am submitting the statement on behalf of’ option, which you use to specify the party for whom you are submitting each of the statements you enter.
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 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.
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.
Will you be staying for a couple of days? The shortest period you can submit in your statement is 1 week (7 consecutive 24-hour days).
Do you submit a statement on the basis of the container tariff? Then your stay period is limited to a maximum of 24 hours.
You can enter the Zaanstad and Amsterdam port waters as often as you wish during the period you specified in your statement.
Complaints and objections
Do you disagree with an invoice or surcharge for inland harbour dues? Then you can submit an objection online.
Objections can be made within 6 weeks. You will receive a reply by e-mail within 5 working days. If it takes longer, we will contact you so that you are aware of the status.
If we find that you have paid too much or too little or have received an unjustified surcharge, we will settle the amount via an invoice or credit note.
- 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 location 3 (Zaanstad)
- Vooruit (Zaanstad)
- Julianabrug Kramer (Zaanstad)
- Molenaar (Zaanstad)
- Claasen (Zaanstad)
- Van Leeuwen (Zaanstad)
- Bijdam (Zaanstad)
- Desark (Zaanstad)
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.
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.
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 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 email@example.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.