The port of Amsterdam is the second largest port in the Netherlands, and it ranks sixth in Europe, handling almost 72 million tonnes of cargo. More than 96.5 million tonnes of goods were handled in the port harbors of the Port of Amsterdam region. There are about 60,000 people working there.
Close to the main train station, the Amsterdam passenger terminal is 600 meters long for sea and river cruise ships. In 2010, 90 seagoing vessels and 1195 river cruise ships were handled there. Together with the passenger port IJmuiden, 1.014 million passengers were carried.
In 2015, there were 184 cruise ship arrivals, 142 at Amsterdam’s existing Passenger Terminal Amsterdam and 42 in nearby IJmuiden. There were also about 1700 runs of river cruise ships.