Services and facilities

Are you visiting the port of Amsterdam with a seagoing ship? On this page you will find all the services and facilities that are available to you.

Loods

Pilotage

Is your ship subject to compulsory pilotage? In that case you must order the pilot for an ingoing voyage at least six hours in advance. The pilot for an outgoing voyage must be ordered at least four hours in advance.

Please consult the Regulations concerning Shore-Based Pilotage here (in Dutch). Read more about the services of the Dutch Pilots Organisation on the Nederlands Loodswezen website.

Sleepboot

Sleepboten

Do you require a tug? The tug order time for an ingoing, berth shift or outgoing voyage is two hours.

More about tugs

Vletterlieden

Boatmen

Do you require boatman services for arrival or departure? Please note that boatmen must be ordered 90 minutes in advance.

Read more about boatman services on the following websites: De Koperen Ploeg and Coöperatieve vereniging van Vletterlieden (in Dutch).

Scheepsafval

Waste collectors

Every seagoing ship may deliver ship-generated waste and cargo residues at a port reception facility. The Amsterdam seaports offer facilities for every type of waste. See how it works here.

More about waste disposal

Medische dienstverlening

Medical services

The Amsterdam sea ports offer facilities for first aid, medical examinations and mental health for national and international maritime traffic.

All medical facilities