From Boutique To Buzz – Cruise & Stay



A Journey of two halves; from boutique to buzz. Experience the boutique feeling when you travel on our popular Amsterdam mini cruise. Amsterdam is one of the most vibrant and beautiful cities in Europe and always worth a visit.

If you are interested in our mini cruise but looking to spend a few nights in Amsterdam, then our cruise & stay break is perfect for you. You’ll book your crossings and coach transfers with us, and book your own hotel for 1, 2 or 3 nights.

2 nights onboard

Duty Free shopping

Private en suite cabins

Delicious onboard cuisine

    1 to 3 nights in Amsterdam in a hotel of your choice

    Hotel to be booked & paid for separately

    Pre-book your meals to save

    Travel Guarantee - free rebooking on crossings taken before 30 September 2022

DFDS ferry to Newcastle from Amsterdam

Day 1


Check-in opens


Check-in closes


Depart North Shields for Amsterdam

Canal cruise in Amsterdam

Day 2


Arrive in IJmuiden, Holland


Coach departs for Amsterdam city centre


Discover Amsterdam


Overnight stay at hotel

Amsterdam Bridge

Day 3


Explore Amsterdam


First coach departs Amsterdam for IJmuiden terminal


Last coach departs Amsterdam for IJmuiden terminal


Ship departs IJmuiden

Explorer's Kitchen breakfast buffet

Day 4


Breakfast available onboard


Arrive in North Shields

Park in Amsterdam
ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo

Indian summer in Amsterdam

If you are looking to escape the busy tourists’ spots, why not spend the day in the city of Haarlem or visit the beach at Zandvoort on a sunny day? Till October a special train service runs directly from Amsterdam to Zandvoort aan Zee and it takes under 30 minutes!

Our partner has over 1,700 properties for you, so there’s plenty to choose from to suit your budget, from hotel rooms for couples, to villas for groups!

With your own cabin, plenty of space and safety measures onboard, you can enjoy a carefree crossing. Change of plans? With the DFDS Travel Guarantee, you can rebook your crossing free of charge until 30 September 2022.   

Coach transfers are included in a Cruise & Stay package to Amsterdam.

Amsterdam flower markets

Amsterdam Highlights

Amsterdam offers an abundance of attractions and activities, from fascinating cultural experiences and great shopping, to the iconic bicycles and 17th-century canals.

Explore the world famous museums, including the Van Gogh Museum, the Hermitage and the Rijksmuseum. Take a scenic canal cruise through Amsterdam to see the city in a whole new light.

Couple visiting Amsterdam

All DFDS Mini Cruises

Our mini cruise breaks are our most popular breaks, and it’s easy to see why. Not only do you get to spend time in a fantastic city, but you’ll also be treated to 2 nights onboard our modern, comfortable and well-equipped cruise ferries.

Our mini cruises are the perfect combination of a short city break and a cruise experience.

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