River cruise


For period Area What Nr.sort ascending
04-06-2020/Undetermined Amsterdam Noordzeekanaalgebied Publication of the Decree adopting Passing Distances to LNG Bunker ships engaged in LNG bunkering operations 2020/21
13-05-2020/Undetermined Amsterdam Noordzeekanaalgebied Adoption of the maximum speed on the North Sea Canal and the Afgesloten IJ up to the 2020/20
01-06-2020 to 16-08-2020 IJmuiden locks Works in the Middenbinnentoeleidingskanaal (the inner approach channel to the IJmuiden 2020/19
06-05-2020/Undetermined IJmuiden Approach Protocol Coronavirus for marine traffic 2020/18
28-04-2020/Undetermined Amsterdam Noordzeekanaalgebied Repeal of the Sail 2020 Announcement 2020/17

Amsterdam: the ultimate river cruise destination

One of the largest river cruise ports in Northwestern Europe, Amsterdam was named ‘Cruise Destination of the Year’ for the second consecutive year in 2017. 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, with its berths conveniently located near the historic city centre, world-class museums, and numerous local sights. In addition, on account of its strategic location near Schiphol Airport, 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.

Single river cruise region – single free online reservation system

The cities of Amsterdam and Zaanstad became a single river cruise area on 1 January 2018. A free online berth reservation system is available for reservation berths in this area. This means you, as a shipping company, can use Easydock to quickly and conveniently reserve berths for passenger ships in this area. As an added benefit, you will only need to submit one statement and your company will receive only one invoice. Easydock makes the scheduling process transparent and allows you to manage your own ships.

Please feel free to contact our experts for further information and/or if you have any questions.

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Daytime tourist tax for river and sea cruise passengers

As of 1 January 2019, the Municipality of Amsterdam has introduced a day tourist tax for TRANSIT sea and river cruise passengers who moor within the municipal boundaries of Amsterdam.

  • For whom does the day tourist tax have to be paid?
  • How does it work?
  • Calculation examples.
  • How do I file an objection?

Day tourist tax

Passenger information

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, at 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 and transfer as well as on facilities and options in the river cruise ports are available on the Amsterdam Cruise Port website.

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Direct contact with our experts

For wishes, questions or more information on River cruise 

Monic van der Heyden

Monic van der Heyden

Commercial Division
Commercial Manager Cruise
Team Cruise
E-mail: monic.van.der.heyden@portofamsterdam.com

Alma Prins Droog

Alma Prins-Droog

Commercial Division
Commercial Manager Cruise & Superyachts
E-mail: alma.prins@portofamsterdam.com

Updates on River cruise

River cruise bulletin

River cruise bulletin

Port of Amsterdam publishes at least 4 times a year a River cruise bulletin to inform her customers well. Below are the most recent publications. 

Bulletin edition 12, December 2019
Bulletin editon 11, July 2019
Bulletin edition 10, May 2019
Bulletin edition 9,  January 2019

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