The new event at Europe's fourth port offers everyone from Amsterdam to IJmuiden a behind-the-scenes look at port business. The program includes tours at a shipyard, steel manufacturer, chocolate factory or workshops at a container terminal, a shipping company and more! The second edition of the event will be held from Thursday, June 22 through Sunday, June 25.
Discover Amsterdam Seaports
The ports of IJmuiden, Beverwijk, Zaanstad and Amsterdam together form Amsterdam Seaports, the fourth largest port in Europe. The ports of the North Sea Canal area employ over 70,000 people and are home to some 800 port-related companies. Amsterdam Seaports is the main economic engine for the North Holland region. But how much do you really know about the port? Did you know, for instance, that Amsterdam is the largest cocoa port in the world? And do you have any idea how much biofuel (an alternative to petrol) is produced here?
Amsterdam Seaports is in transition. The old traditional port has become part of the port of the future. A port with sustainable businesses, where hydrogen is produced and the place to be for large-scale recycling. Get to know the port of the future during Amsterdam Seaport Days.
From Thursday, June 22 to Sunday, June 25, various companies offer free tours, workshops and (sailing) demonstrations for individual visitors, business groups and schools. You can also book a ticket for the Amsterdam port tour, the special cocoa cruise or for Het Scheepvaartmuseum. All activities during Amsterdam Seaport Days can be found here.
Seaport Days 365
In addition to the four-day highlight in June, visitors can visit the port throughout the year. These activities can be found under the ongoing button. Through the education program, schools and groups can book excursions 365 days a year.