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Mini Cruises
Autumn Sale - Amsterdam mini cruise
50% discount!*

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

DFDS ferry to Newcastle from Amsterdam

Day 1


Check-in opens


Check-in closes


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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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.

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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

Restaurants onboard

Onboard Experience

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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.

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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.

Nominee for Europes Leading Ferry Operator 2023

Behind Every Journey

We are proud to have been nominated as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2023 by the World Travel Awards.  

This year, we’re taking a moment to celebrate and recognise the reasons why we continue to get nominated – and win this award – year after year… the amazing people behind every journey.  

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.