Boating in Amsterdam

Boating in Amsterdam can be fun. But before you leave the docks, prepare yourself well. Learn all you need to navigate the city’s waters safely.

Boating in Amsterdam

Boating in Amsterdam can be fun. But there are a few important things to know before you head off. Learn more about speed limits, harbour fees and other regulations.

Waterways and objects

Do you need up-to-date information about the operation of locks, drawbridges and boating on the most important sailing routes? Check out vaarweginformatie.nl

Safe boating

Who doesn’t enjoy a fun time on the water? Read more on communication on the water, safety on board and special routes.

Bridges and locks

Amsterdam has many historical bridges and locks. Learn how you can pass through quickly and safely.

Municipality of Amsterdam

Do you own a recreational boat and do you dream of wandering the waters of the city? Then you have to pay boating tax. As proof you have paid, you receive a “vignette”: a sticker to display on your boat. You can apply for a vignette online at the municipality.