Mini Cruises

Summer in Amsterdam

Mini Cruises

Set sail with sea views on a mini cruise to Amsterdam

Enjoy the fresh sea air, great dining options, designer shopping and your own private cabin on an Amsterdam mini cruise.

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 to your booking at no extra cost. Double bed and 5-bed cabins are not included in this offer.

Spend the day exploring Amsterdam before stepping back onboard for your return journey. Whether it’s a canal cruise, a picnic in Vondelpark or hiring bikes to cycle the city like a local, there’s plenty to do and see in Amsterdam and now is a great time to visit.

We have also implemented various measures for your wellbeing onboard to ensure smooth sailing. Find out more here.

Overnight crossing in en suite cabin

A day in Amsterdam

Return coach transfers to Amsterdam

Delicious onboard dining

    Mini Cruise including transfer from £89pp

    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

    Price based on 2 sharing an inside cabin

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

Park in Amsterdam
Family enjoying their holiday
Couple enjoying Amsterdam
Dining onboard DFDS ferry
Couple on deck of DFDS ferry

A summer city break

If you’re craving a short break, a mini cruise to Amsterdam is perfect.

If the sun is shining you can spend the afternoon in one of the city’s parks, browse the world’s only floating flower market or if you’re looking to soak up some culture, why not visit one of the many famous museums in the city? With pre-booking and social distancing measures in place, you can browse some world-famous museums without the normal crowds you would expect. You won’t want to leave before sampling some delicious Dutch pancakes too!

We recommend you book in advance any museum visits or canal cruises and check the guidelines of the venue before visiting.

Read our itinerary for a day in Amsterdam, including what to pack, things to do and things to remember!

Prefer to take your car? Check out our transportation prices here.

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.

Cabins Onboard

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