Newcastle – Amsterdam Christmas Special


Newcastle to Amsterdam – Fill Your Boot

Start your ultimate Christmas shopping experience with 40% off a mini cruise including car with two nights onboard. To make the deal even sweeter, with our new duty-free offers, you have twice the chance to save up to 50% vs the UK high street.

Spoil yourself a little and enjoy a getaway with your shopping buddy this Advent season. Treat yourself to a Christmas shopping day in Amsterdam or surrounding area and get that festive feeling!.

For just £139 you can enjoy a stress-free crossing to the Netherlands, 5 hours Christmas shopping in town, dining onboard and a classic Duty Free shopping experience in our onboard shop.

Duty Free shopping

No baggage restrictions

Private en suite cabins

5 Hours for Christmas shopping

    Great dining options onboard

    Bookings available Monday to Wednesday until 15 December

    Travel Guarantee – re-book for free on travel taken before 30 September 2023

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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Best places for Christmas shopping

Do you want to make the most of your Christmas shopping time? We recommend a visit to Haarlem - the little sister of Amsterdam. Just a 20-minute drive from our port, you can start your Christmas shopping tour.

Prefer a big city shopping tour with the classic Amsterdam charm? In just 35 minutes you can reach the city centre of Amsterdam with its numerous shopping opportunities and stores of major brands.


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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.

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.

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