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Early booking offer

discount for Careworkers

20% discount for Careworkers

Why not take advantage of this very special early booking discount and book your trip to Europe in 2024. Save 20% on cabin and vehicle rates on sailings from Newcastle to Amsterdam.

Book online or by calling us on 08715229977 and quote “Careworkers”.

Calls will be charged at 13p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge.

Please note: From 1st January 2024 the EU Emission Trading System tax applies. Click here for more information.

Duty Free shopping onboard

No baggage restrictions

Travel with your vehicle

Excellent onboard facilities

    Book by end February 2024

    Subject to availability

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Day 1


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Depart North Shields for Amsterdam

Amsterdam canal

Day 2


Arrive in IJmuiden, Holland


Coach departs for Amsterdam city centre


Coach departs Amsterdam for IJmuiden terminal


Ship departs IJmuiden

Explorer's Kitchen breakfast buffet

Day 3


Breakfast available onboard


Arrive in North Shields

September 2023 Sail and Save

Duty Free Shopping

Duty Free shopping is now available onboard our routes from the UK to Europe. Save up to 50% versus the high street on great products such as premium perfumes, cosmetics and alcohol. When you set sail with us, why not treat yourself too? Your unlimited baggage is waiting to be filled!

Our Restaurants

Cabins Onboard

Onboard Experience

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Explore Holland, Germany and beyond!

Explore the continent as you please on our ferries to Amsterdam from the UK with your  car,  caravan,  motorbike, motorhome or bicycle.

Our port near Amsterdam also provides convenient motorway links to  Belgium, Germany,  France, Italy, Switzerland  and beyond!

Reach  Rotterdam  in under an hour,  Brussels  and  Bruges in under 3 hours or Cologne and the Rhine Valley in under 4 hours, making a ferry to Holland the perfect way to explore Europe!

Plus, with no luggage limit, you can pack everything you need for the ultimate adventure. Whether it's a road bike, golf clubs or fishing equipment, take it all with you - even your four- legged friend can come along in our pet-friendly cabins!


Duty Free Allowances

DFDS offer unlimited baggage allowance which means you can fill your boots with great duty free deals.

What you can bring back to the UK

  • 18 Litres of wine
  • 42 litres of beer
  • Up to £390 worth of non-alcoholic goods

For more information on what you can bring into the UK and Europe check out our Duty Free FAQs.


Championing the Seas!  

We're elated to announce that DFDS has once again retained its title as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2024 World Travel Awards.

This accolade wouldn’t have been possible without you, our loyal passengers. Thank you for recognising the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.

Your ongoing support is the anchor to our success.

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