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Amsterdam - The Vibrant Dutch City

Discover Amsterdam with DFDS

Amsterdam is one of the greatest cities in the world, with a unique way of life and a style of its own. Once an artistic and cultural hub to rival those among history’s greatest, Amsterdam now enjoys a reputation as a fascinating metropolis with an edgier side to it.

A must-see for any traveller, Amsterdam has a culture where the classic and the modern don’t just lie side-by-side, but work together in harmony. Amsterdam attractions include beautiful baroque architecture from the 17th century which once played host to concert halls, merchants and more, now house modern, cutting-edge restaurants, bars and clubs in one of the world’s most progressive and liberal cities.

Getting to Amsterdam

Travel to Amsterdam by taking a ferry from Newcastle to Holland and you’ll arrive at our port in IJmuiden, just a short drive away from the city. We also offer a mini cruise to Amsterdam, complete with coach transfers to the city.

You can also drive up to Amsterdam via Belgium in a few hours from our ports in Dunkirk and Calais.

What to See in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is home to a number of amazing museums and cultural hotspots, as well as family attractions which make it the ideal destination for a break which is both educational and entertaining. Also, Amsterdam has many a world-famous bar and restaurants to explore. Whether you’re looking for live music or cocktails, you’ll find it in the Dutch capital!

You'll never be short of things to do in Amsterdam with other famous attractions including the Royal Palace, Dam Square and Vondelpark - all within a short distance of each other. Wander the cobbled streets and you’re sure to find something to take your fancy.

Amsterdam's Attractions and Culture

Despite Amsterdam being a modern capital city, there are large green areas and park spaces in the city where you can spend a summer’s day lazing in the sun, or getting active if you prefer. It is a beautiful city with wonderful parks, a famous cycling culture, great sporting heritage and a number of annual festivals making it perfect for an activity filled city break.

With regions like The 9 Streets and a range of amazing marketplaces all around the city, Amsterdam is a great place to shop ‘til you drop. Why not end your busy day in one of Amsterdam's many cafes? Take in the atmosphere with a local beer or an expertly brewed coffee.