Port information

Harlingen inner harbour in the middel of the centre (c) Cruise Port Harlingen


Harlingen is one of the oldest seaports in The Netherlands dating back to 1300. The Dutch city of canals, warehouses and old inner harbours received its first call in 2014 (National Geographic Explorer) and is now gearing up for more. Harlingen has seen a number of callers since its entry into the cruise market, and regularly welcomes Windstar, Noble Caledonia and Ponant, a growing number of additional callers such as FTI Kruisefahrten, Plantours and Mystic Cruises are dicovering the great experiences that Harlingen has to offer.

Harlingen is reached following beautiful trip on the Wadden Sea Unesco World Heritage Site, a unique natural landscape that is transformed completely at high and low tides. Ships up to 160 metres moor at the floating quay, which is a 5-minute walk from Harlingen's beautiful historic city centre.

Harlingen is 75 minutes’ drive from Amsterdam International Airport, and therefore available for turnarounds.

Port attractions

  1.  Guided City Walks

    A walk through Harlingen is like walking through an open-air museum, taking you back to the Dutch Golden Age. Let guides tell you about how Harlingen used to trade with countries all over the world.
  2.  Eise Eisinga & The World's Oldest Planetarium

    See the oldest active planetarium in the world, built in 1774 by Eise Eisinga. Visit the interactive exposition "De Ruimte" (Space), and see the extensive collection of historical astronomical tools
  3.  The Afsluitdijk - (Ijsselmeer Dam)

    Europe's longest dam at 32 km was built to protect a large par of the Netherlands against floods. See the structure and learn how it was protected through WW II through pictures, movies & documents
  4.  The Cathedral of Steam - Woudagemaal

    A mighty monument to the Dutch historical battle against the water is Woudagemaal, the world's largest functional steam pumping station in the world. Experience museum tours and a 3D movie,
  5.  The Harlingen Earthenware and Tile Factory

    In a tradition unchanged for 400 years, see how the age-old knowledge of clay, glazing and pigments is translated into beautiful ceramic creations.
  6.  The Frisian Horse Stud Farm - "Black Gold"

    The Frisian Horse - or "Black Gold" - is revered the world over. As featured in Zorro, The Hunger Games and Inferno, visit the "Het Swarte Paert" to learn about its history, culture, breeding & sports

Port views

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Port facts

Nautical information

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160m (or 240m from anchorage)
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180 m
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Calls 2023

Onshore Power

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Shore power within the next 5 years
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Port contacts


Janneke Nieuwhof Käthe Kuperus, Managing Directors
Voorstraat 35
8861 BD Harlingen
The Netherlands
0031 619236026 and 0031 638320326


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Page last updated: 2024-02-15 11:13


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