From Boutique To Buzz

per person


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.

Enjoy the long indian summer evenings, spectacular sunsets on deck and take advantage of the best offers in our Duty Free shop.

With your own cabin, plenty of space and the fresh sea breeze, you can enjoy a carefree mini cruise. Why not treat yourself and upgrade to a commodore cabin?

Who will you take on a mini cruise for some quality time?

2 nights onboard

Duty Free shopping

Private en suite cabin onboard

Delicious onboard cuisine

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

    Excellent onboard facilities

    Daily crossings

    Price is based on 2 persons in inside cabin

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

Amsterdam canal
Amsterdam canal

Your trip to Amsterdam

If you are craving a short break, a mini cruise to Amsterdam is perfect.

If the sun is shining you can spend the afternoon in one of the city’s parks, browse the world’s only floating flower market or if you’re looking to soak up some culture, why not visit one of the many famous museums in the city?

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 mini cruise free of charge until 30 September 2022.

Coach transfers are included in a mini cruise to Amsterdam.

If you prefer to stay a bit longer in Amsterdam, check out our cruise and stay offer here.

Cabins onboard

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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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