It is the frustration of many boat owners cruising around Amsterdam: where can I refuel? At this filling station in Oost, near the canals, you can.
refueling your boat in Amsterdam: at the car pump around the corner?
If you have a boat that runs on petrol or diesel, you can of course take a jerry can to a (car) filling station close to the water and fill up there. But if your boat has a larger tank, say 50 liters, such a walking trip to the pump is really not an option. Unless you want to walk back and forth ten times with your five-liter jerry can.
refueling boats in Amsterdam: bunker stations are scarce
Heavier boats in particular are therefore dependent on boat filling stations, known as bunker stations. The fact that Amsterdam has few such filling stations for boats has been the main complaint among pleasure boaters in the capital for years. You often have to make a huge detour to fill up your boat. And the filling stations that do exist are often open at irregular hours, super busy, or supply highly contaminated fuel so that you’d rather just sail around them. And there won’t be many new, better fuel stations in the coming years, now that the Amsterdam city council has set a goal of making all recreational boating in the city center zero-emission by 2025.
new boat filling station in Amsterdam
Nevertheless, a pleasant new petrol station has recently been added in Oost, near Zeeburg. This filling station is part of Nautix Marina, the brand new nautical quarter of Amsterdam. The marina offers refueling facilities to both electric and fuel boats. Electric boats can quickly and fully recharge in the E-Harbour part of the harbor, fuel boats can go there from November 2021 for environmentally friendly biofuel from Gulf & Goodfuels.
refueling boat in Amsterdam: service station close to canals and IJmeer
Because Nautix Marina is located on the outskirts of the city, but still within the ring road, boats with internal combustion engines will also be able to refuel or moor here after 2025, provided they then set course for the IJmeer and not the Amsterdam city center.
You can find the petrol station here.