Amsterdam Cruise Port Terminal

Amsterdam Cruise Port

Amsterdam is a beloved tourist destination all year round, for new and old visitors alike. With its vast cultural inheritance, it is also a popular destination for cruise liners. The Passenger Terminal Amsterdam where cruise vessels moor is located in the heart of the city centre, with Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at arm's length (15 minutes away). The handling of luggage and passengers is of high quality at the port of Amsterdam. The amount of cruise liners that call at the port of Amsterdam increases annually.

Destination Amsterdam

Visiting Amsterdam remains a unique experience, just like a cruise. The historical city centre is a world heritage site and compact living museum where everything is within walking distance, from the diamond cutters to the world famous museums and art galleries. And Amsterdam outside the ' canal ring' also offers fascinating sights, beautiful excursions and rich history.

Passenger Terminal Amsterdam

Cruise ships dock at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam from where visitors can easily walk to the centre. The terminal has a large reception hall, extensive catering and shopping facilities and tourist information office.

The Central Station and bus terminal, with its arrival and departure hall for coaches, means easy links for travellers across the country. There are many mooring facilities for touring boats and inland cruise operations. Passengers can aslo travel to the centre of Amsterdam very easy by foot, public transport or touring boat. The terminal also hosts international events and exhibitions.

Facilities Passenger Terminal Amsterdam

  • 600 metres quays at water depth of 10.5 metres
  • vessels can moor both to port and starboard
  • under normal weather conditions (modest wind particularly), ships up to 330 metres can easily turn in the terminal
  • moveable 1.37 meter wide gangways can be adjusted in height from 2.13 to 11.73 metres
  • pontoon available for passenger transfer to and from touring boats

More information?

Berth reservation

  • Sea cruises
    For sea cruise berth reservations contact the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam directly. For contact details see above.
  • River cruises
    For river cruise mooring reservations contact the Port of Amsterdam, Vessel Traffic Centre, telephone +31 (0) 20 - 6221 515

Business support

For all information regarding a cruise call in Amsterdam, contact the Amsterdam Cruise Port foundation.
Amsterdam Cruise Port represents a broad network of organisations and offers a vast range of support services from advice to photos for brochures.

Entering Amsterdam down the North Sea Canal

It is only 25 kilometres from the sea locks at IJmuiden on the coast to the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. Ships are brought in by a pilot, extensive radar guidance and experienced, multi-lingual nautical staff.

Swift passage
For a swift passage, the port authority advises:

  • Make initial contact with the port operation centre in IJmuiden (telephone: +31 (0) 255 - 523934, 24 hours a day) a minimum of 24 hours before estimated time of arrival (ETA)
  • Repeat this three hours and one hour before arrival
  • For outgoing ships, the announcement should be made four hours before departure
  • Expected schedule changes of more than half an hour should be announced at least three hours prior to departure

This information allows the Vessel Traffic Centre to set up an efficient lock passage plan.

For pilotage and tariffs contact Koninklijke Vereninging Scheeps Agenturen (KVSA)

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Q&A

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How far is the port at Amsterdam (where cruise ships stop) to the town centre? | Yahoo Answers

If I remember correctly, It wasn't far at all. The cruise ship had buses there that would take you into town and they were free except a tip if you want. We did a lot of shopping and walking around to get a good feel of Amsterdam. Then when the ship was getting ready to leave, a group of fireman from Amsterdam were on the pier and sang traditional songs for all of us on the ship. They had wooden shoes on and traditional clothes. It was really cool.

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What is the taxi fare between Miami International Airport and Port Everglades cruise terminal

Too pricey. Just hop on a bus.

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