Fortress Island Pampus – 19th century history

Amsterdam Tourist Ferry season 2023 has started! You can book your tickets now. 

From the 1st of April up to the 29th of October during the weekends one of our historic boats will sail from Amsterdam IJburg to fortress island Pampus, departure time 10:45am. From the 4th of May up to the 1st of September, the ferry will also depart every Thursday and Friday.

Discover this world heritage site and the islands history. Have a lunch or drinks while enjoying the spectacular view over the water all the way to the skyline of Amsterdam and former Southern Sea coasts.  The ferry ride from Amsterdam IJburg to the island takes about 45 minutes, you’ll get to spend about 2,5 hours on the island until we pick you up again and sail back.

Visiting or staying in Almere? There’s a departure every Saturday from Almere Marina Muiderzand at 13:15pm.

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Boat to Pampus History Amsterdam Tourist Ferry

Pampus is situated in the former inland sea the Zuiderzee just a stone throw away from Amsterdam. Built between 1887 and 1895 Pampus guarded the entrance of the harbour of Amsterdam.


Activities Fortess Island Pampus Amsterdam Tourist Ferry

There are interactive tours, kids activities like a black-light quest and while ralaxing at the restaurant you can enjoy the amazing view on the skyline of Amsterdam and the former Southern Sea coast.


Groups Pampus Island Amsterdam Tourist Ferry

Planning a visit to Pampus with your family, company or school? Pampus offers lots of possibilities for a custom made event, catering or educational program.

Kids Party

Boat to Pampus Kids Party

Celebrate your kids party on board with cake and lemonade! Unwrap your presents along the way and go for an exciting black-light quest in the Fort!


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