Amsterdam Canal Cruise

per person
Including a free canal cruise

Amsterdam mini cruise including a free canal cruise

Set sail on a mini cruise to Amsterdam and experience a Lovers canal cruise!

The Lovers canal cruise takes you through the unique UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal district of Amsterdam. Soak up the culture and history of the city centre during your 1-hour canal cruise.

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

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

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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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
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.

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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