Attention; adjusted planning due to lock regime IJmuiden

Adjusted passage regime at IJmuiden sea lock affects calls at Cruise Port Amsterdam

Adjusted passage regime at IJmuiden sea lock affects calls at Cruise Port Amsterdam

Adjusted passage regime at IJmuiden sea lock affects calls at Cruise Port Amsterdam

As a result of a prolonged period of drought and a shortage of meltwater and rainwater, the Netherlands is experiencing low river levels and high salinity levels. To monitor the quality of the water, Rijkswaterstaat has taken measures from 19 July 2022 onwards. These include an adjusted passage regime for the locks at IJmuiden. This means that instead of passing ships through the locks on demand, they will pass as many ships as possible at the same time. This will be done in twelve-hour blocks, thereby limiting the number of passages per day.

This has an impact on the calls at Cruise Port Amsterdam. Of course, in consultation with all parties involved, we are looking for the best possible solutions. In addition to adjusted arrival and departure times, a number of scheduled calls will no longer be coming to Amsterdam. We strive to communicate the most current information through the sea cruise calendar on our website.

Already cancelled calls;
MS Rotterdam 31-07-2022 & 14-08-2022 – goes to Rotterdam
Disney Magic 31-07-2022 – goes to IJmuiden

For more information about your cruise, please contact your travel agent and/or shipping company.

For more information about the lock regime see: https://www.portofamsterdam.com/en/news/high-salt-levels-north-sea-canal?fbclid=IwAR1rjqQXapE8gojDfLiZz28JKydbq6_M1sKOpxEd7nvtvEDnWY1VP7Ko_l8

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