Early booking offer
20% discount for Careworkers
Why not take advantage of this very special early booking discount and book your trip to Europe in 2024. Save 20% on cabin and vehicle rates on sailings from Newcastle to Amsterdam.
Book online or by calling us on 08715229977 and quote “Careworkers”.
Calls will be charged at 13p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge.
Please note: From 1st January 2024 the EU Emission Trading System tax applies. Click here for more information.
Duty Free shopping onboard
No baggage restrictions
Travel with your vehicle
Excellent onboard facilities
Book by end February 2024
Subject to availability
Depart North Shields for Amsterdam
Arrive in IJmuiden, Holland
Coach departs for Amsterdam city centre
Coach departs Amsterdam for IJmuiden terminal
Ship departs IJmuiden
Breakfast available onboard
Arrive in North Shields
Mini Cruise to Amsterdam – what to expect
Step onboard your crossing to Amsterdam and be prepared to relax. Indulge in some shopping, sample some delicious cuisine in our choice of restaurants, sit back with a drink and enjoy some live entertainment in our bars and onboard club.
Following a peaceful sleep in your en suite cabin, you’ll arrive at our port in Ijmuiden and hop on to a bus transfer to Amsterdam to enjoy up to 5 hours in the Dutch capital before heading back onboard for your return crossing.
Whether you opt for our mini cruise offer, mini cruise with breakfast one way, or mini cruise with breakfast and dinner one way, we can guarantee it will be a trip to remember.
Book early to secure weekend dates!
Spend the day in Amsterdam visiting the famous Christmas markets, trying a spot if ice-skating on Rembrandtplein and craning your neck to see the 60ft Christmas tree in the heart of the city on Dam Square. Make your trip extra special with a canal cruise through the city’s winding waterways, taking in the beautiful bridges bedecked with lights and the grand buildings which line the canals.
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.
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.