cruises in amsterdam

Sea and river cruise

Amsterdam is a popular destination for both sea and river cruises. The berths and the terminal are located near the city's centre, making it ideal for passengers who wish to explore the city. In addition, the connection with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Amsterdam Central station is also excellent. Because of this, Amsterdam is a logical choice for turnaround calls and has been voted Cruise Destination of the Year several times. Cruise Port Amsterdam is responsible for ship handling. Port of Amsterdam is responsible for cruise policy and all nautical matters.

River cruise

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Charges and conditions

You can find more information about the charges and conditions for river cruise ships here. These include booking fees, inland harbour dues and cancellation conditions. 

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Shore power

Will you be using shore power in Amsterdam? That makes us very happy. It is not only better for the environment, but also helps prevent noise pollution. Read here how to connect shore power easily.

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Book a berth

Amsterdam and Zaanstad together make up a single river cruise region where Cruise Port Amsterdam manages the planning of berths. Book your berth online using the link below.

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Looking for a berth and the available facilities for river cruises? Click on the link below to discover our maps and tables with all the requisite information.

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Sea cruise


Harbour dues and charges

If sea cruise ships use the Amsterdam port area, they also have to pay harbour dues. For a complete overview, please see our general terms and conditions and charges.

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Services and facilities

Visiting the Port of Amsterdam with a seagoing vessel? From tugboats to bunkering, you can find all the services and facilities available to you on this page.

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Sea cruise calendar

Want to find out about all the cruise ships docking in Amsterdam? The sea cruise calendar contains full information about the arrival and departure of sea cruise ships at Cruise Port Amsterdam.

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Emission-free mooring

From 2022 onwards, we will apply a charging structure based on the vessel’s emission certification (TIER). We also give discounts to sea cruise ships that report their emissions, and to those with below-average emissions.

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Day tourist tax

Amsterdam City Council levies a day tourist tax on TRANSIT sea and river cruise passengers who dock within the municipal boundaries of Amsterdam. Who has to pay the day tourist tax and how does it work?

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Sleepboot ondersteuning


This page contains all announcements for shipping:

  • Basijnen (Announcements to Shipping, IJmond-North Sea Canal Area)
  • BAORs (Operational Area Designation Orders)
  • Other orders

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Report a ship visit

Every visit by a vessel to the port of Amsterdam must be reported to the Harbour Master electronically in advance. This can be done using the Portbase Port Community System (PCS). Portbase is the platform for digital port logistics.

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Contact via marifoon

VHF radio

Reporting your arrival or departure from the port area is mandatory. This can be done 24 hours a day by VHF radio. You can find all the maritime radio sectors listed here and learn more about block channels and auxiliary channels.

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Looking for more information about cruise ships in the port of Amsterdam? Please contact Monic van der Heyden for all commercial questions, and contact the Port Office for all nautical matters.