per adult
Kids sail free


We have a FERRY good deal for you this weekend! This weekend you can book a family mini cruise from just £89 per adult because kids sail for free!

A mini cruise to Amsterdam is the perfect getaway for the whole family.

Our ferries provide a range of facilities and entertainment for all ages, including a kids area, a cinema and if you travel on King Seaways don’t forget to visit our ORCA Wildlife Centre.

Plus, you can take advantage of the best offers in our Duty Free Sea Shop onboard with everything your family needs on the perfect getaway.

Travelling by ferry is one big adventure for kids and you can enjoy some quality family time.

Don’t miss out because this offer is limited and only bookable from 29 April - 02 May!

Private en suite cabin onboard

Duty Free shopping

Return coach transfers to Amsterdam

Spend the day in Amsterdam

    From price per person based on 2 adults and up to 2 kids sharing an inside cabin. For other cabins a surcharge maybe applicable

    Kids sail free

    Choose a departure day from Sunday to Wednesday for the best price

    Booking period: 29 April – 02 May, 8 AM

    Travel period: May till end of August 2022

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

Wildlife watching experience onboard Newcastle-Amsterdam
Amsterdam houses on the canal
Seaview cabin onboard Newcastle-Amsterdam
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Mini cruise to Amsterdam

A family trip to Amsterdam is always a good idea!

Book your mini cruise to Amsterdam and enjoy a short break to Holland in May, June, July or August.

For children, travelling on a ferry is one big adventure! Onboard they can meet Jack the Pirate and have fun in the Kidz' Club, while parents can enjoy a drink in one of the bars or a delicious coffee at the Coffee Crew Cafe. For older children, we have a cinema and a room with arcade games. This is not just for kids, parents can have fun here too! How about a game of air hockey?

In Amsterdam there is plenty to do for the whole family, from the famous Rijksmuseum, to cycling alongside the beautiful canals. Or Visit ARTIS, the oldest Zoo in the Netherlands and explore the Nemo Museum to discover science and technology in a fun, interactive way.

Terms & conditions

  • Booking period: Friday 29 April 8am - Monday 02 May 8am.
  • Valid for travel: May till end of August 2022 
  • From price based on 2 adults and up to 2 children in a 4 person inside cabin. For
  • other cabins a small surcharge applies. 
  • Discount only applies on sailing (Bus transfers excluded)
  • Valid only for new bookings and not in combination with other promotions/discounts.
  • Offer subject to product availability.
  • Offer only applies to 4 person inside and seaviewcabins.


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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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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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Prices are subject to availability. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms and conditions apply.