Ferry crossings

Travel to Holland with motorcycle


Travel Newcastle to Amsterdam by motorcycle with DFDS

Take your motorbike across the North Sea on our cruise ferry and you can hit the open road and explore Holland, or travel further afield and discover Germany, France, Belgium or eastern Europe, the choice is yours! Travel with more than 10 motorbikes and enjoy 10% discount, so you can embark on that group adventure you’ve always dreamed of.

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Daily crossings

Excellent onboard facilities

Transportation of your motorcycle

Enjoy a meal onboard

Price includes transport of your bike & en suite cabin

Live onboard entertainment

Overnight departures, 7 days a week in both directions

Motorcycling in Holland

Explore Holland and Europe

Hit the open road and open the gateway to Europe by taking your bike across the North Sea. Our port in IJmuiden is conveniently located with easy access to motorways and transport links which can take you all around the continent, ideal if you’re planning a touring holiday any time soon.

Experience all that Holland has to offer by bike, with long stretches of road set in idyllic countryside to enjoy. What’s more, with the rest of Holland – as well as major cities in France, Belgium and Germany – within a few hours, you can explore at your own pace.

What’s more, check out our hotel partner Booking.com and you can be sure to find a great place to stay wherever you are heading to.

Prices are subject to availability. Prices shown are based on Sunday to Thursday departures in January to March & October to December. Credit card & telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions apply.

Entertainment onboard Newcastle-Amsterdam

Onboard experience

Boarding in Newcastle early evening, you'll be able to store your motorbike in a secure area on the car deck. Tie-downs and fixing points are supplied ensuring your motorcycle is secure throughout your voyage.

There are plenty of facilities onboard to help keep you busy. Head to our onboard bars where you will be serenaded by our acoustic troubadour or entertained by our house band while enjoying a range of drinks including wines, beers, spirits and cocktails. We also have 3 onboard restaurants where you can enjoy a range of dishes, including an all-you-can-eat world-food buffet and expertly prepared steaks!

When it gets late, retire to your own private en suite cabin and get a good night’s sleep as we sail you to your destination. Next morning when we arrive into IJmuiden you car ride off and your European tour awaits you.

Our routes to Holland

Motorcycling in France

Driving distances

With popular European cities only a short drive away, Holland is the ideal location to start your journey into Europe.

Distances from IJmuiden port to:

  • Rotterdam, Holland - 51 miles
  • Eindhoven, Holland - 88 miles
  • Groningen, Holland - 130 miles
  • Brussels, Belgium - 139 miles
  • Cologne, Germany - 179 miles
  • Lille, France - 191 miles
  • Hamburg, Germany - 306 miles
  • Paris, France - 328 miles
  • Kiel, Germany - 359 miles
  • Berlin, Germany - 427 miles
  • Szecezecin, Poland - 520 miles
  • Brno, Czech Republic - 692 miles
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