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Amsterdam Canal Cruise

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Amsterdam mini cruise including a free canal cruise

Set sail on a mini cruise to Amsterdam this autumn! Save €15 per person and explore this unique city with your free Lovers canal cruise!

The Lovers canal cruise takes you through Amsterdam's unique UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal district. Spend the hour soaking up the culture and history that this beautiful city has to offer.

Admire the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge), see the stunning gables, marvel at the picturesque churches, and experience many other top attractions.

There is also still time to explore more of Amsterdam afterwards, before heading back to IJmuiden port for your last night onboard!

Book by 05 October 2022

2 nights in a standard cabin

Duty Free shopping

Private en suite cabins

Delicious onboard cuisine

    Complimentary 1 hour Lovers Canal Cruise

    Book by 05 October 2022

    Travel by 29 December 2022

    Receive your voucher via email after booking

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Day 1


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Depart North Shields for Amsterdam

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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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What to expect on a canal cruise

The Lovers ticket office is conveniently located just a short walk from where the DFDS transfer bus drops you off. For more information about the DFDS transfer and location, please click here.

During your canal cruise, sit back, relax and listen to recorded audio while you admire all the beautiful sights of Amsterdam. See the 16th and 17th century merchant buildings (Amsterdam’s Golden Age), where trade flourished and was reflected in elaborately decorated facades. After an hour of exploration, you will arrive back at Central Station to finish the tour.

There is still time to explore more of Amsterdam afterwards, before heading back to IJmuiden port for your last night onboard!

How to redeem your voucher

  • You will receive your voucher code via email
  • Follow the link to the redemption page
  • Choose your preferred time slot and enter your unique voucher code
  • Wait for your confirmation from Lovers
  • Voucher codes should be redeemed individually
  • Please make sure you keep your vouchers safe as they are unique and cannot be replaced
  • Your voucher is valid until 29.12.2022

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Onboard experience

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Amsterdam Highlights

Amsterdam is a city full of life and energy, especially during the summer. With so much to see and do, a day in Amsterdam can be truly inspiring.

Take a stroll through the colourful streets of Jordaan or explore the historical landmarks of the city centre. Rent a bicycle and ride along the scenic canals, stopping at cafes and restaurants for a taste of local cuisine. Immerse yourself in the vibrant art scene by visiting museums such as the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum.

And if you're looking for some relaxation, take a picnic to Vondelpark and soak in the sun. Whatever your interests may be, Amsterdam offers endless possibilities for a memorable day!

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Your package is protected

DFDS packages are protected by ABTOT so you can book with confidence and plan your holiday with peace of mind.

  • ABTOT provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for DFDS A/S in the event of the company’s insolvency.
  • ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if transportation was included in your package booked directly with DFDS A/S.

Read more about ABTOT in section 19 of our booking conditions.

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Behind Every Journey

We are proud to have been nominated as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2023 by the World Travel Awards.  

This year, we’re taking a moment to celebrate and recognise the reasons why we continue to get nominated – and win this award – year after year… the amazing people behind every journey.  

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