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Mini Cruises

Amsterdam Mini Cruise


Book an Amsterdam mini cruise with DFDS

Our popular Amsterdam mini cruise includes return crossings to the stunning Dutch capital from Newcastle, plus spend the day in Amsterdam.

For details on travel protection through ABTOT please click here.

Please note: Bus transfers to and from Amsterdam are part of the overall cost of the Mini Cruise package. You will be provided your cabin price first and bus transfer prices will then be shown separately.

Private en suite cabins

Discover vibrant Amsterdam

Return coach transfers to Amsterdam

Delicious onboard cuisine

    Live entertainment

    Excellent onboard facilities

    Daily crossings

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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

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Embrace Amsterdam’s summer charm

A summer’s day is the perfect time to explore Amsterdam! Start with a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the picturesque canals, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and charming architecture. Explore the city's iconic museums like the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum to immerse yourself in art and history.

For a moment of tranquility, head to one of the many lush parks such as Vondelpark or Westerpark. Don't miss the opportunity to savour Dutch street food at local markets or cafes, before heading back onboard for a relaxing crossing.

If you're tempted to extend your stay and immerse yourself further in this vibrant city, consider our city break package for an opportunity to spend more time exploring what Amsterdam has to offer.

Relax in our newly renovated cabins!

All our cabins onboard the King Seaways and Princess Seaways have received a stunning makeover, and you could be among the very first to enjoy it!

So, what's in store? Picture sparkling new paintwork, fresh carpet underfoot, brand-new chairs and desks, along with new mirrors, bedside tables, and more. We've even included extra USB ports for all your devices, not to mention the updated bathrooms!

Why wait? Whether you're gearing up for a last-minute getaway or planning ahead for a thrilling road trip, secure your spot and embark on your next adventure with a fresh beginning.

*Terms & Conditions

  • Travel Period: up to 31 December 2024
  • Starting price is based on 2 people in a 2-bed inside cabin.
  • ETS charge is calculated in price.
  • Valid for new bookings only and not in conjunction with other promotions/discounts.
  • Offer subject to availability

Extend your stay and book ferry + hotel in one

Restaurants onboard

Onboard Experience

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Amsterdam Mini Cruise Information

Average Journey time: 16 Hr 45 Min
Destination Port: IJmuiden (Amsterdam)
Bus transfer to Amsterdam: 30-40 mins, depending on traffic
Time in Amsterdam: Up to 5 hours
Collection from Amsterdam: 15:30 and 16:00 CET
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Your package is protected

DFDS packages are protected by ABTOT so you can book with confidence and plan your holiday with peace of mind.

  • ABTOT provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for DFDS A/S in the event of the company’s insolvency.
  • ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if transportation was included in your package booked directly with DFDS A/S.

Read more about ABTOT in section 19 of our booking conditions.


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.

Prices are subject to availability. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms and conditions apply. Some banks may charge a fee when paying in a different currency.