A to Z Ports: Amsterdam

There is always a lot to see in Amsterdam and, because of its location, it is an important port, both for cruise lines heading North and as a starting point for river cruises. There are roughly around 900 cruise ships that use this port — 100 ocean-going and 800  river vessels. Over 250, 000 passengers pass trough this terminal yearly.


The port terminal is very easy to get to, and once there, it is very modern and easy to navigate. It is an easy ten-minute walk from the Central Station — one that I’ve done with my luggage and an umbrella due to a light rain.  Central Station is a great connection point, not only for trains to Schiphol Airport and other parts of Europe, but also for trams and buses that travel throughout Amsterdam. You can also take Tram 26 and Bus 326 that both drop you in front of the cruise terminal. There is Tourist Information in front of the Central Station.


Central Station also has a stop for the different canal cruises — a great way to get to know Amsterdam if you are only in port for a day.


Leaving Amsterdam to travel to the Baltic Sea, you sail through a canal. It is a beautiful sailing.


Here are some of my past posts about Amsterdam.