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Miniport Amsterdam

be the captain of
your very own ship

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Why wait until you’re a grown up to captain your own ship? Visit miniport Amsterdam where YOU are the Captain. Choose your own electric ship and off you go; will it be the cool looking police boat, tough lifeboat or perhaps the sleek cruise ship? There are many ships in the port to choose from.

After some instructions from the Harbour Master and dressed as a real captain, you will be responsible for your own ship just as in real life. Want to have some crew or friends on board? No problem, there is plenty of space for up to 4 sailors as well as the Captain in each boat. miniportworld is therefore also a great location to celebrate your birthday or to visit with your class from school.

Subject to weather conditions, the miniport is open from late March until the Autumn half term at the following times:

Saturday and Sunday: 11.00 – 18.00

During School and Public Holidays every day: 11.00 – 18.00

All other days for groups or parties upon request

For further details please call 06-21623836 to speak to the Harbour Master. 

Please note: captains can sail alone from the age of 12*. Under this age they must be accompanied by an adult over 18.


Entrance to the miniport includes sailing the boat, dressing up as a captain or sailor, all necessary safety equipment and of course a real captain’s diploma afterwards. Entrance fees are per boat with a maximum of 4 passengers* (for example 2 adults and 2 children).

15 minutes of sailing is €10,-

30 minutes of sailing is €15,-

* Capacity is limited by weight and restrictions may be enforced by the Harbour Master.


(NL) Onze standaard openingstijden zijn:

Zaterdag en zondag:  11.00 – 18.00

Gedurende schoolvakanties is miniport Amsterdam elke dag geopend van 11.00 – 18.00

Overige dagen op aanvraag

Voor meer informatie of om zeker te zijn dat de miniport open is bel je 06-21623836.


miniport Amsterdam offers a fully guided 2-hour party programme. During the party you will learn to sail the boats like a true professional, dress up like a Captain, Pirate or Mermaid, hunt for the hidden treasure (with or without compass), play games based on your chosen theme and test your skills with our word search on the water. Look at our Facebook page to see photos of some of the many successful parties we ran for boys and girls aged 4 to 10.

The cost for birthday parties (minimum of 8 children) is €14,00 per child which includes a fantastic morning or afternoon at the miniport (2 hours), 2 x sailing, lemonade, treasure hunt, games and a special captain’s diploma to ensure it is a day for all to remember.

Each child and party is unique and we will do our best to meet all your specific requirements and wishes. We also work closely with other leisure and entertainment companies in the area and can offer a broader experience if required. Please contact us by e-mail on or call 06-21623836 to discuss your needs in more detail


miniport Amsterdam is easy to reach by either car or bicycle and there is ample free parking right by the Miniport.

By Car:

From the A10 take the exit s108 marked VU. At the traffic lights turn left onto the Amstelveenseweg. Continue straight on past the VU (on your left) and first set of traffic lights. Drive for a further 1 km until you reach a second set of traffic lights with the entrance to the Amsterdamse Bos on your right.

Turn right at these lights and enter the Bos. Bear left after the Bezoekerscentrum and continue alongside the Bosbaan (rowing lake) for a further 500 metres. Immediately after a sharp left bend, turn left onto the De Duizendmeterweg. Continue along the De Duizendmeterweg for a further 1km – miniport Amsterdam is at the end on the left by the lake.

If you are using a navigation system the address is: De Duizendmeterweg 4, 1182 DC Amstelveen.

By Public Transport

From Amsterdam Central Station and Haarlemmermeer station, take bus 172/170. From Amsterdam Zuid take bus 166. Get off the bus at the Van Nijenrodeweg stop and enter the park. It is then a 20-minute walk to miniport Amsterdam or rent a bicycle at the start of the park. Again follow signs to the Openlucht Theater. More information can also be found on


By Bike

Cycle into the Amsterdamse Bos from the Amstelveenseweg and follow signs on the cycle paths for the Openlucht Theater. miniport Amsterdam is near the Openlucht Theater and the start of the Speeleilanden.


We also have special educational programmes ranging from 1 hour to 3 hours for school and kindergarden groups where children get to learn about and experience boats first hand in a safe and secure environment. For more information or to check the availability on a specific day please contact us on highlighting your requirements.

Programmes include:

  • BSO Group programme, including sailing, treasure hunt and maritime games
  • ‘Family Day Out’ including pick-nick basket or BBQ at the end
  • Company Outing including fun team building exercises & catering


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