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Amsterdam Mini Cruise

2 for 1
Newcastle - Amsterdam

2 for 1 Newcastle – Amsterdam Mini Cruise & Short Breaks

Enjoy 2 for 1 on all mini cruises and short breaks to Amsterdam.

With outstanding restaurants, a choice of bars, live entertainment and a casino, you’re guaranteed a good time onboard your crossing to Amsterdam. There is even whisky and wine tasting on selected crossings and you can buy what you try in our onboard shop. As night falls your comfortable en suite cabin will be waiting so you wake refreshed ready to explore Amsterdam.

Spend the day in Amsterdam with our mini cruise or stay up to two nights with our Cruise & Stay package.

Daily, overnight crossings

Pre-book meal options

Up to 2 nights in Amsterdam

Travel on packaged cruise or add vehicle

    2 for 1 mini cruise including transfer

    2 for 1 Cruise & Stay with transfers included

    2 for 1 on Cruise & Stay Plus with option to add vehicle

    Book by 2 March 2020 and travel from Jan – April & Oct – Dec 2020

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

Luxury onboard Newcastle-Amsterdam
Restaurant onboard Newcastle-Amsterdam
Woman relaxing in her cabin onboard Newcastle-Amsterdam

Mini Cruise or Short Break?

Our 2 for 1 offer is valid on both mini cruises and short breaks, so you can book the crossing to suit you.

If you fancy a day in Amsterdam with two nights onboard, enjoying all the fantastic facilities and transfers to and from the city, the mini cruise is perfect.

If you’d like to stay longer and explore more of the Dutch capital, our Cruise and Stay option may be more suited to you. With the choice to have packaged transfers or option to take your own vehicle, you can stay up to two nights in Holland and discover more.

Plus, did you know if you book your meals in advance you could save even more? Reserve your table in our à la carte restaurant or self – service buffet restaurant when you book online.

Terms and Conditions

The 2 for 1 mini cruise and Cruise & Stay offers are valid on cruises including transfers.

The 2 for 1 Cruise & Stay Plus offer is valid on cabin only with the option to add full price transfers or vehicle.

Commodore class and 5 berth seaview cabins are not included in this offer.

From price based on Mini Cruise.

Meal options can be added at full price when booking.

Offer valid for selected dates from January – April and October – December 2020.

Book by 29 February 2020.

Our Restaurants

Our Cabins

Onboard Experience

Travel by Hotel to Amsterdam

Discover the delights of our overnight crossing to Amsterdam.

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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Award Winning Ferry Crossings

We are proud to have been voted World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2022 at this year’s World Travel Awards for the 12th year in a row! We have also won Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2022 and World’s Best Ferry Operator Website 2021-2022.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us and voted for us for over 12 years. Let’s sail the seas together with world class service!

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.