Zeehavendagen Amsterdam 2024 four days at the center on the IJ

The Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, the IJhaven and the Java Island will be the bustling center of the third edition of Zeehavendagen Amsterdam from Thursday, June 27 to Sunday, June 30. Only during the Zeehavendagen Amsterdam will the public get a behind-the-scenes look at port business.

A parent and child stand on the deck of a ship. They look over the railing

This year's program includes tours of companies from IJburg to IJmond; from Pampus to Zeesluis IJmuiden. In Zaanstad, the Seaport Days is part of the anniversary program celebrating 50 years of Zaanstad. Most activities are free of charge.

Firsts
The third edition of the
Amsterdam Seaport Days has several firsts. Such as the Open House at superyacht builder Feadship in the Westhaven and the opening of the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA) near Amsterdam CS. Never before have these companies opened their doors to the general public.

Demonstrations on the water

The program around the PTA this year includes a selection of open ships at the quay, demonstrations on the water, a job fair and a promotional event technique for children up to and including the bridge class. Those wishing to view the port from the water will leave here for one of the many port tours and bus excursions to the port companies offering guided tours.

 

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Royal Navy

The organization of Amsterdam Seaport Days welcomes the Royal Navy's Zr.Ms.Johan de Witt to the Veemkade near the PTA on Friday morning, June 28. This immense amphibious transport ship (170m.) is an airport, port, parking garage, hotel and communication center all in one and acts as a major eye-catcher in the open ship program, which consists of a total of about 30 available vessels. Central to this are water safety, commercial shipping, nautical services, defense and recreational boating. In the IJhaven, visitors can learn about sailing, supping and electric boating. In cooperation with Vaarplezier, Sailing License A taster courses will be offered. The Johan de Witt can be visited by the public during the Seaport Days.

Working in the port
Seaport Days Amsterdam is part of the labor market and education campaign
Werkenindehaven.amsterdam launched in January . To enthuse elementary school students and bridge students about the technical and logistics side of the port, the PTA is hosting the Promotie Event Techniek (PET) on Thursday, June 27. On Friday, June 28, the doors of the cruise terminal will open for MBO and HBO students and job seekers. More than 40 port and port-related companies are participating in this job fair.

Number of visitors
By descending on the PTA, IJhaven and Kop van het Java-eiland, a wider range of open ships, more tours, a comprehensive labor market and education program and a special edition Zaanstad, the organization expects around 25,000 visitors. Seaport Days Amsterdam attracted 6,500 and 13,500 visitors to the port in 2022 and 2023, respectively, and garnered an 8 rating*. Further attractions are the
Techniek & Logistiek Plein and Stadstrand Jakarta in cooperation with Hotel Jakarta.

Participants Amsterdam Seaport Days 2024
Several companies have now agreed to participate in Amsterdam 2024 Seaport Days. Among them are Rederij Bontrup, Granite Import Benelux, Damen Shiprepair and Damen Oranjewerf, Container Terminal TMA Logistics, Transport company C.J. Hendriks, cacaoveem C.Steinweg-Handelsveem, VCK, Eurotank Amsterdam, Chocolatemakers, Customs, Tata Steel, Rederij Spliethoff, Het Scheepvaartmuseum, HES Bulk Terminal, De Koperen Ploeg, the Royal Navy, Loodswezen, Port Towage Amsterdam, the Zeemanshuis, EVOS, Tata Steel, Loodswezen and the Afval Energie Bedrijf (AEB), Rietlanden Terminal, Zeesluis IJmuiden, Visafslag IJmuiden and Museumhaven Amsterdam. In Zaandam, these included Cargill, Vollers, GAM Bakker, CTVrede, Tate & Lyle and Afvalzorg Nauerna.

Amsterdam Seaport Days
Amsterdam Seaport Days is organized by
Amports. This networking and marketing organization for the ports of the North Sea Canal area aims to make port and port-related companies structurally visible to the general public and to the education and labor market in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. This is done in close cooperation with event partner Port of Amsterdam, entrepreneurs association ORAM and the City of Amsterdam.

The program of Amsterdam Seaport Days gives a current picture of the present, past of the ports of Amsterdam, Zaanstad, IJmuiden and Beverwijk and to what extent they contribute to the economic growth of the North Sea Canal area.