The latest Notices to Skippers in the Netherlands

Are there any construction works or blockages on the Dutch waterways? You will find all current shipping messages on these pages.
Click on the messages on the map, or use the quick search menu on the right. These shipping notices - also known as Notices to Skippers (NtS) come directly from the Fairway Information Services (FIS) system of Rijkswaterstaat. This also contains the current shipping messages for Belgium, Germany and France.

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About the Notices to Skippers

National and local waterway authorities - in the Netherlands these are Rijkswaterstaat, provinces, municipalities, water and port boards - are obliged to inform users about current developments relating to the waterway that may affect safety and accessibility.

The Shipping Announcements serve to provide information such as the condition of the inland shipping infrastructure (mainly bridges and locks), failure of navigation aids, temporary blockages of waterway sections or other types of infrastructure, works, changes in water level and water depth information, ice information and weather reports. .

The shipping notices on this page are collected and published by Rijkswaterstaat from national and international waterway authorities. All messages are temporary: as soon as the situation to which a shipping message relates has passed, the message will be withdrawn and will also disappear from this page.


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