Harlingen
Cruise Passengers Exploring Central Harlingen (c) Cruise Port Harlingen

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. Last year there were two calls: newcomer to the port 126-passenger National Geographic Orion and 122-passenger Corinthian. This year Ponant’s Le Soleal will call for the first time while, in 2018, sistership Le Laperouse will visit. Noble Caledonia’s Island Sky will also be a first-timer.

At present ships of up to 160m can call Harlingen, just walking distance from the old centre. Larger vessels can anchor in the Wadden Sea, home to 10,000 species of plants and animals. A 30-minute transfer by fast ferry can be provided to Harlingen from the tender pier which is 15nm from the Vlieree anchorage.

A new floating quay has been approved and is due to enter service in January 2018.

Harlingen is 75 minutes drive from Amsterdam International Airport




  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





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Nautical information

Max. Length For Berth, M:
160m (or 240m from anchorage)
Max. Draught, M:
6.5m
More Info Draught:
-
Max. Air Draught, M:
-
More Info Air Draught:
No. Of Quays:
1
Quay Length Total, M:
180 m
Quay Depth, M:
6.5
Anchorage Available:
yes
Anchorage Compulsory:
no
Passenger Terminal:
Pilotage Compulsary:
yes
Tugs Available:
yes
Bunkering:
Tidal Movement/range, M:
-
Water:
yes
Ships Tenders Allowed:
yes
Garbage Disposal:
yes
Airport Distance, Km:
120
City Centre Distance, Km:
-
Passengers
Calls


Passengers 2017
Calls 2017