Ferry Crossings

Rediscover Freedom

Ferry Crossings

Sail from Newcastle to Amsterdam and rediscover travel

Take a ferry to Amsterdam and rediscover the freedom of travel.

Plus, for a limited time only you can upgrade to a sea view cabin for free. Simply select the sea view cabin when you book your crossing and it will be added at no extra cost. Double bed and 5-bed cabins are not included in this offer.

With blooming flower fields, countryside and coastal retreats, there’s plenty to discover in the Netherlands. With great motorway links to the rest of Europe, you can venture further afield too! For ideas of how to spend your European roadtrip, check out our itinerary here.

Hit the open road and enjoy a road trip adventure this summer, you deserve it!

Daily, overnight crossings

No baggage restrictions

En suite, sea view cabin

Great dining options

    Free sea view cabin upgrade subject to availability

    Book & travel by 31 August 2020

    Travel Guarantee - free rebooking on crossings taken before 31 Dec 2020

    Explore Europe in the comfort of your car

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

Family on deck of Newcastle-Amsterdam ferry

Fresh food and fresh air

Step onboard our ferry to Amsterdam and discover a new way to travel.

We’ve introduced some new measures to ensure your wellbeing including staggered boarding and disembarkation, social distancing measures and hand sanitiser stations.

We’ve also introduced a temporary dining concept until 1 October to ensure you can have a relaxing dining experience onboard. Find out more about our dinner and breakfast options here.

Browse our onboard shop, enjoy a drink in one of our bars or why not do a spot of star gazing out on deck?

If you’re planning a short break, take a look at our transport shortbreak offer and save 20%.

Set sail with DFDS and enjoy smooth sailing to Amsterdam this summer – you deserve it!

Terms and Conditions

Sea view cabin upgrade is an exclusive offer for customers who receive our newsletter. Sea view cabins will be available at the same price as a standard cabin. Double bed and 5-bed cabins are not included in this offer.

To receive your upgrade select the sea view cabin, on the ‘choose cabin’ page when you book online and it will be added to your booking at no extra cost. You must book direct from this page to claim this offer. Book and travel by 31 August 2020 to receive this offer. Subject to availability.

This is subject to DFDS usual terms and conditions which you can view here.

Our Cabins

Bicycle around Amsterdam

About Holland

With routes through some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, travelling around Holland is a pleasure. Expect vast bulb fields, long sandy beaches and tranquil countryside.

Take it all in whilst travelling to fascinating towns and cities like Amsterdam, Haarlem, Rotterdam or The Hague, each with its own unique sense of culture and history. The sheer diversity of the country means that no matter what you're looking for, you'll find it in Holland.

DFDS Route Map

All DFDS Ferry Routes

DFDS has one of the largest ferry networks in Europe, with routes operating to Denmark, Norway, mainland Europe and even the Baltic regions, including major cities such as Amsterdam, Calais and Dunkirk. Travel with your car and open the gateway to Europe with DFDS.

View all of our available routes here.

WTA Nominee

Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2022

We’ve been nominated as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2022! We’d love to win but we need your help – please support us with your vote!

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