One of the largest river cruise ports in Northwestern Europe, Amsterdam was named ‘Cruise Destination of the Year’ several times.
At this moment the port is closed for river cruises. Port of Amsterdam follows the rules of the Government of the Netherlands.
Amsterdam: the ultimate river cruise destination
A total of 2,007 river cruise ships called on Amsterdam in 2018, carrying a combined 406,949 passengers.
The Dutch capital remains a major attraction. Its berths are conveniently located near the historic city centre, world-class museums, and numerous local sights.
Amsterdam has a strategic location near Schiphol Airport. For that reason, Amsterdam also serves as the pick-up and drop-off point for the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal to Budapest, as well as for Black Sea cruises.
Day tourist tax for cruise passengers
The Municipality of Amsterdam charges a day tourist tax for TRANSIT sea and river cruise passengers who moor within the municipal boundaries of Amsterdam. For whom the day tourist tax has to be paid and how it works? Read more.
Free online reservation system
Amsterdam together with Zaanstad forms one river cruise area. You can book a berth in this region quickly and easily via the Easydock online reservation system.
What's more, you only need to make submit one statement and as a shipping company you will receive one invoice. With Easydock the planning is transparent and you are in control of your ships.
Do you use the shore power in Amsterdam? We're very happy about that. Not only is it better for the environment, you also help to prevent noise pollution. Read how you can easily connect the shore power.
The state-of-the art Passenger Terminal and the river cruise berths are located nearby all popular tourist sites in the Greater Amsterdam Area. The cruise facilities provide excellent accessibility. They are just 20 minutes from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and directly adjacent to Amsterdam Centraal Station, the city’s central railway station.
Any other essential passenger information regarding your arrival, transfer, facilities and options in the river cruise ports, is available on the Amsterdam Cruise Port website.
Port of Amsterdam has decided to postpone the implementation date of the Green Award requirement for river cruise ships for a year to 1 January 2023 in order to accommodate the industry. The pandemic has hit the river cruise industry hard.
Transhipment in the seaports in the North Sea Canal region fell by 10.7% to 48.7 million tonnes in the first six months of this year. The impact of the global corona virus crisis on the transhipment figures is clear.
River cruise ports in the South and West of the Netherlands, Port of Amsterdam and MUST SEE are launching the app PORT SEE for up-to-date insight into the accessibility of ports for river cruise ships.
Now that the corona measures will be eased by the national government from June 1st onwards, it is possible to organise activities for up to 30 people. We are starting to see more excursion boats in the canals and, this month, a river cruise vessel in the port.
River cruise newsletter
At least four times a year, we publish a River cruise newsletter. Below you'll find the most recent publications. Would you like to receive the newsletter by email? Then please sign up.
- Newsletter 1, January 2021
- Newsletter 19, October 2020
- Newsletter 18, September 2020
- Newsletter 17, August 2020
- Newsletter 16, July 2020