Friends on deck of DFDS ferry
Ferry crossings

Travel to Holland as a foot passenger

per person
Ferry crossings


Our daily, overnight departures from Newcastle to Amsterdam are a great way to get to Europe at a great price and without the hassle of airport check-in or cramped budget airline seats.

So whether you are heading on an InterRail trip around Europe, or you’re simply travelling to your holiday destination without a vehicle, our Newcastle-Amsterdam route provides the perfect gateway to Europe.

Daily crossings

No baggage restrictions

Excellent onboard facilities

Bus transfer available

    Price includes en suite cabi​n

    Savings for groups of 10+​​​​



Week 23

All times shown are in local time.

Please note that timetables may change subject to weather conditions.

The Moselle Valley, Germany

Getaway to Europe

Heading across the North Sea to Amsterdam is a great way to open the gateway to Europe and begin a trip to the continent. Our port in IJmuiden is conveniently located with easy access to Amsterdam, and once you are in the city centre you can hop on as train and Europe is your oyster! Enjoy a touring holiday, or InterRail trip enjoying the picturesque scenery as you go.

Amsterdam-Newcastle onboard club

Onboard experience

On our Newcastle-Amsterdam ferries, there are a range of amenities and facilities to ensure that your holiday starts as soon as you board.

Sit down to a meal at one of our 3 onboard restaurants, with an all-you-can-eat buffet, traditional à la carte or steakhouse to choose from. There are also cafes and hot-and-cold breakfast buffet available.

We have a number of bars on board our ferries to Amsterdam, each offering something a little different. Enjoy the intimate atmosphere of the Navigator's or Compass Bar. But if you desire something with a little more sparkle the Columbus Club with its mix of live music and entertainment is certain to please.

Try your luck at the casino and enjoy the thrill of the roulette wheel or a game of blackjack all with cash prizes. Or take a trip to the movies and choose from a selection of the latest blockbuster films in our cinema.

Our routes to Holland

Onboard Experience


Coach transfers to Amsterdam

IJmuiden port is 25 miles from Amsterdam city centre, and foot passengers can catch one of our coaches which link the port with the city centre for just £6pp each way. The coaches are scheduled to coincide with ferry arrival and check-in times. To add a coach transfer to your booking, telephone our call centre on 0871 522 9955 (calls cost up to 10p per minute plus network extras). You can also catch our bus from Newcastle city centre to our North Shields port.

If you’d rather opt for a packaged break to Amsterdam, check out our mini cruise, cruise & stay break and hotel break products which include your ferry crossing, coach transfers to / from Amsterdam and on our hotel break, hotel accommodation in Amsterdam too. Our accommodation partner also has a wide range of hotels available.

Nominee for Europes Leading Ferry Operator 2023

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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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