Experience a sea of autumn adventures in Amsterdam!
A mini cruise to Amsterdam is the perfect way to spend a day exploring one of Europe's most beautiful cities. See the colours of the city as you stroll through Vondelpark, relax in cosy cafés and browse the local shops.
With 50% off your ticket* for dates in 2023, there's never been a better time to travel by ferry and enjoy all the benefits that come with it!
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
Travel from September - December
Excellent choice of restaurants, bars, and live entertainment onboard
Bus transfer to and from Amsterdam included
Depart North Shields for Amsterdam
Arrive in IJmuiden, Holland
Coach departs for Amsterdam city centre
Coach departs Amsterdam for IJmuiden terminal
Ship departs IJmuiden
Breakfast available onboard
Arrive in North Shields
The magic of Amsterdam in autumn
Autumn is undeniably the best time of year to visit Amsterdam! The city transforms into a wonderland of vibrant fall colours and a laid-back atmosphere.
The temperature is perfect for wandering through the charming streets and canals without the summer crowds. You can indulge in the local cuisine by savouring delicious Dutch pancakes and freshly baked stroopwafels while sipping on a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate.
Don't miss the opportunity to visit the world-famous museums like the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, where you can admire masterpieces in a more serene atmosphere.
Book your 2024 crossing & enjoy our newly renovated cabins!
We are investing more than 10 million euros in the future of the ferry route and the well-being on board our ships: In January and February 2024, a large part of the cabins on board KING Seaways and PRINCESS Seaways will receive an extensive upgrade! The refurbishment will take place in dry dock on a rotating basis, ensuring continued reliable ferry service. You will be able to enjoy the upgrades as early as March.
We are proud to be able to offer our customers an even better experience. Booking for your 2024 holiday on our Amsterdam-Newcastle route is now open. Book your trip for next year early and be among the first to experience the new look of the refurbished cabins.
By the way: Soon our early booking discounts will start, which you should not miss! Always be the first to receive the latest information about exclusive offers and promotions with our DFDS newsletter.
*Terms & Conditions
- Booking period: 31 August to 17 October 2023.
- Travel period: 31 August to 31 December 2023.
- Valid for new bookings only and not in conjunction with other promotions/discounts.
- 50% discount is applied on the cabin price only
- Offer subject to availability.
- Commodore cabins are excluded from this offer.
Extend your stay and book ferry + hotel in one
Your holiday starts the moment you step onboard!
From delicious cuisine to exciting live entertainment, cosy bars to comfy en suite cabins and children's play area, everyone will be spoilt for choice as they sail.
With two fantastic restaurants to choose from, you can enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet at Explorers Kitchen or treat yourself to a more luxurious dinner at the North Sea Bistro. If you’re in need of a caffeine fix, be sure to check out our Coffee Crew café for your favourite Starbucks® drink.
Fancy a night out? Watch the latest blockbuster in our cinema, dance the night away in Columbus Club, or sit back and enjoy a drink at one of our bars.
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.
DFDS named as Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2023!
We are honoured to announce that DFDS has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2023’ in the World Travel Awards – our 12th consecutive win!
This is a testament to the exceptional service provided by the dedicated team behind every journey. We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who voted and supported us.