Experience the Amsterdam seaport up close

Step aboard the new harbor tour of Amsterdam Boat Cruises, official partner of Port of Amsterdam and become part of the present, past and future of the Amsterdam harbor. The place where everything is grand and compelling.

Although Amsterdam is already in the 17 the century into an important world port, the foundations of today’s European seaport are laid during the rise of the industrial revolution in the 19th century. e century. In contrast to the Zuiderzee route, the new North Sea Canal offered a shorter, direct connection to the North Sea. This stimulated overseas trade and thus created the Amsterdam port region, which also includes the seaports of IJmuiden (Velsen), Beverwijk and Zaanstad.

After embarkation the lines will be released and you will learn the 4 the seaport of Europe through five generations of Amsterdammers. Their life course runs parallel to the development of the area and makes the adventure human and dynamic. As if you were there yourself!

In good weather you can enjoy the panoramic deck of the ship, where you have an unobstructed view of the largest cocoa and petrol port in the world, which is also rapidly changing. In bad weather you have the comfort of the luxurious interior of the ship, where the catering is also located.

NDSM wharf

Each side port that we pass has its own unique functionality and appearance. This starts with the departure point at the NDSM shipyard in Amsterdam North, where shipbuilding and repair has been taking place since 1923 and which is now home to multinational Damen Shiprepair.

Circular industry and energy transition

We look at the port in its current form, but also look ahead to the time when the port area will operate fossil-free and sustainable. Here we show the ‘circular port’ and you can hear more about recent and future developments in the field of the energy transition.

The Amsterdam port region has a total of more than 800 port-related companies. Traditional and progressive. Where once Fords Mustang and Datsuns were on the quayside for European distribution, you now pick up your electric Tesla. Here, hydrogen will soon be generated and distributed on a large scale, we will store more and more biofuels in oil terminals and convert waste into energy for the Amsterdam metropolitan region.

Cruise of 2 hours

The informative harbor tour of Amsterdam Boat Cruises takes 2 hours, including embarkation and disembarkation.

Lunch consisting of:

  • Soup of the day
  • Cheese sandwich
  • Ham sandwich
  • Croquette with mustard


  • Audioguide available (NL / EN / DE / FR / SP / IT)
  • A small menu is available during the cruise, with an assortment of drinks and food.
  • The use and consumption of food and beverages taken with you is not allowed.
  • We ask you to be present at our boarding point at least 15 minutes before departure.
    From Amsterdam Central Station you can take the free ferry to the NDSM wharf (purple line, F4)
    During office hours the ferry leaves every 15 minutes and the crossing takes ± 15 minutes. You will find our ship next to the ferry jetty.
  • If you come by car, you will find the ship at MS van Riemsdijkweg thv 45, Amsterdam. Paid parking on the street and a parking lot next to the ship.

Prices and other information

Cash ticket price adults: € 42.50
Cash ticket price children: € 37.50

Online ticket price adults: € 35
Online ticket price children: € 30

Do you have a discount code?

Discount codes must be entered per person. Do you have multiple discount codes? Then make separate bookings per discount code per person.

Other information

  • Free for children up to 2 years old
  • Receive your ticket(s) directly by mail
  • Includes entertainment tax
  • A small menu is available during the cruise, with a range of beverages and foods
  • It is not allowed to consume your own beverages or food on board

Amsterdam Boat Cruises lays the gangway out for you!

Amsterdam Boat Cruises