Zeehavendagen Amsterdam returns!
Zeehavendagen Amsterdam has been on the way up. Last year, the event welcomed 13,000 visitors; half more than the first edition in 2022. The growth and high appreciation from both visitors and participants paves the way for a sequel in 2024, from June 27 to 30.
Like last year, the 2024 program consists of a combination of behind-the-scenes tours of port businesses in the North Sea Canal area, open ships along the quay that can be visited for free, and cruises through the port area of the past and present.
Jobs at the port
Havenexperience De Terminal, where the organization brings schoolchildren, students and job seekers into contact with jobs in the port, is returning. But bigger and in a central location near Amsterdam CS. In this environment, as in 2023, we will welcome the Royal Navy, who will become a regular guest of Seaport Days Amsterdam in the coming years. Also concentrated here on June 28, 29 and 30 are the demonstrations of the nautical and logistics services, customs, police, fire department and rescue brigade.
A first in 2024 will be demonstrations on and near the water of recreational boating in Amsterdam. For this, Zeehavendagen Amsterdam has partnered with Vaarplezier. As in 2023, Het Scheepvaartmuseum will play an important role in the overall offer of the event.
Zaandam and IJmuiden
Seaport Days Amsterdam will also be active in Zaandam and IJmuiden in 2024. The activities in Zaandam concentrate on the Zaan and are part of the '50 years of Zaanstad' programming. Here the emphasis is on the cocoa industry. In IJmuiden, the program focuses on water management, fishing industry, steel and energy transition (offshore wind).
The organization of Amsterdam Seaport Days is in the hands of Amports in cooperation with ORAM, Port of Amsterdam, Het Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam Boat Cruises and the City of Amsterdam.