ferry timetables

So you want to visit the Eye Film Institute, the NDSM Docklands for a festival, or pitch your tent in the Vliegenbos campsite in North Amsterdam – but how do you get there?

Free ferries run day and night from behind Amsterdam Central Station. But which ferry takes you where and at what time?
Here’s a guide. Last updated 22 April 2016 source GVB.

Buiksloterweg ferry (From behind Central Station West exit) lines 901/907

  • Runs between De Ruijterkade (the road behind Central Station) and the Buiksloterweg (for the A’dam Toren, Eye Film Institute, Clink Noord, Tolhuistuin, Noorderparkkamer, De Roze Tanker, restaurants: de Pont, Tolhuis, café Modern,  Pek Market and the Van der Pek area)
  • …and a double expresso from coffee roaster Koffie Kees (in Pussy Galore/coop just past the Tolhuis)
  • For pedestrians, bikes, scooters, and Cantas
  • Crossings take roughly 5 minutes
  • Only ferry to run day and night
  • Please note the Buiksloterweg ferry gets very busy in the rush hour and during events. It is not uncommon to have to miss a ferry because it is full. Make sure you allow extra time if you need to catch a train or get to an appointment. 

Line 901 to Buiksloterweg

a= not on Sundays and public holidays

ferry times Buiksloterwegveermetspits-2 2 -4-2016

and back to CS line 907:

ferry Buiksloterwegveermetspits

IJplein ferry (from behind Central Station East exit, heading east) line 902

  • Runs between De Ruijterkade behind east exit of Central Station to the IJplein (for the Vliegerbos campsite, cycle routes to Waterland, De RozeTanker, Cafe De Ruimte, ice cream salon IJkoud de Beste, restaurants: il Pecorino, Stork fish restaurant, Hotel de Goudfazant)
  • ..and real Italian coffee at Al Ponte!
  • For pedestrians, bikes, scooters, and Cantas
  • Crossings take roughly 5 minutes
  • IJplein ferry timetable in pdf

Ferry times IJpleinveer 2-4-16
Mondays to Fridays (top row)
Saturdays (middle row)
Sundays and public holidays (bottom row)


NDSM Docklands ferry (on the left, heading west) line 906

  • Runs between De Ruijterkade (the road behind Central Station) and the NDSM docklands (for NDSM docklands, the Botel, restaurants: Noorderlicht, Pllek, IJkantine, Pollux, Bistro Noord, Restaurant De Smederij, Faralda Crane Hotel, Double Tree (formerly Brooklyn) Hotel, Veronica (pirate radio) Ship)
  • … and cappuchino with a croissant from Brrood
  • For pedestrians, bikes, scooters, and Cantas
  • Crossings take roughly 14 minutes
  • NDSM docklands ferry timetable in pdf
  • Night ferry runs every 45 mins between midnight and 3 a.m.

a=only on Fridays
Mondays to Fridays (top row)
Saturdays (middle row)
Sundays and public holidays (bottom row)

Ferry times NDSM-veer 2-4-2016

 

West Night ferry: Central Station-NDSM-Westerdok Dijk-Central Station line 905

  • Between NDSM-wharf,  Westerdok Dijk, Amsterdam Central Station, NDSM-wharf.
    for NDSM docklands, the Botel, restaurants: Noorderlicht, Pllek, IJkantine, Pollux, Bistro Noord, Restaurant De Smederij, Faralda Crane Hotel, Double Tree Hotel (fomerly Brooklyn), Veronica (former pirate radio) Ship)
  • For pedestrians and cyclists/scooters
  • Last ferry from NDSM 03.04 a.m. (otherwise Buiksloterweg ferry runs all night)
  • Last ferry from Central station to NDSM 02.45 a.m. (otherwise Buiksloterweg ferry runs all night)
  • Only from Friday midnight  to 3-ish a.m. Saturday morning and Saturday midnight  to 3-ish a.m. Sunday morning – if you get my drift)

Van NDSM naar Centraal Station

ferry times nachtelijkwestveer-6apr

 

East ferry line 915

  • runs between Azartplein on Java/KNSM island and North’s Zamenhofstraat and Johan van Hasselt weg (for restraurant Hotel de Goudfazant, M-Lab, Monk bolder climbing wall, fish restaurant Stork, De Overkant, Kromhouthal, iFabrica, , the Dansmakers, DAT theartre school and the artists´ studios of the Zamenhofstraat, Museum De Noord).
  • and an ice cream at IJskoud De Beste, on corner of Meeuwenlaan/Adelaarsweg or a lunch at Expocafe Zamen on the Zamenhofstraat 150 (between the ferry and the woods/factory on your right from the ferry).
  • The ferry runs 7 days a week,
  • every 20 minutes
  • from 6.30 a.m. till 10.30 p.m. 
  • for pedestrians, bikes, scootmobiels
  • crossing takes roughly 8 minutes
  • Oostveer ferry timetable in pdf

Ferry times Oostveer 2-4-2016

Distelweg ferry line 903

  • Runs between the Westerdok dijk and the Distelweg (for cultural hotspot De Ceuvel, De Verkeerstoren, De Lokatie second-hand shop, Rien de Wolf outdoor and boating store, Vintage/Second-hand furniture shops Dijk en Co. and Neef Louis, Blom & Blom)
  • And a cool beer at Rolling ROCK kitchen
  • For pedestrians, bikes, scooters, and Cantas
  • Crossings take roughly 7 minutes
  • distelweg ferry timetable in pdf
  • Mondays to Fridays
  • Not at weekends or on public holidays

ferry times distelwegveer-11mei

 

Houthaven ferry line 900

  • Runs between the Westerdokdijk  (not Tasmanstraat anymore) and the the NDSM docklands (for NDSM docklands, the Botel, restaurants: Noorderlicht, Pllek, IJkantine, Pollux)
  • For pedestrians, bikes, scooters, and Cantas
  • Crossings take roughly 6 minutes
  • houthaven ferry timetable in pdf

fery times houthavenveer-11mei

 

Mondays to Fridays (top row)
weekends and public holidays (bottom row)

This is Amsterdam’s Public Transport’s latest map with numbered line routes. I find it confusing so the old map with colour coding is below, scroll down:

Ferry routes over the river IJ in Amsterdam

ferry map kaart

Above is the new public transport map: confused? me too  – see the old map below:

Houthaven ferry moves location

Houthaven ferry moves location

Ferry crossings from 7 July 2014 GVB

Ferry crossings from 7 July 2014 GVB

 

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