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Sail Newcastle – Amsterdam for your 2021 road trip

Whether it’s a family road trip, a euro road trip with friends or a solo road trip, create your holiday on your terms. Travel with your car, caravan, motorbike, motorhome or bicycle on our ferries to Amsterdam. With convenient motorway links to Belgium, Germany, France and beyond you can follow your own path and experience the space, freedom and joy of the open road.

Book your ferry to Amsterdam now and look forward to your well-deserved holiday.

Overnight crossings in privat cabin

Travel with your car

Duty Free shopping onboard

No baggage restrictions

Enjoy plenty of space onboard

Great dining options

Pet friendly cabins available

Travel Guarantee – re-book for free on travel taken before 31 Dec 2021

Newcastle - Amsterdam

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The open road is waiting for you

Fill your boot, drive onboard and set sail for your European road trip. Whether you’re looking to explore the Dutch countryside, charming coast or venturing into Germany for an epic road trip around the Rhineland, Black Forest or Bavaria, there is plenty to discover!

With your own private cabin, plenty of space and safety measures onboard, it’s the ideal way to start your holiday. Plus, our Travel Guarantee offers free rebooking on travel taken before 31 December 2021 so if your plans change, we can change with them.

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Plan your trip

A great itinerary ensures you can make the most of your trip and travelling by car means you can go at your own pace. So if you want to spend a few days wildlife spotting in Veluwe then visit the medieval town of Harderwijk for the day, you can! Prefer to visit Zandvoort beach or spend the weekend in Haarlem? No problem. Plan your itinerary, your way. Take a look at our itineraries to inspire you:

Netherlands Road Trip itinerary [PDF]

Onboard Experience

North Sea Bistro - Newcastle to Amsterdam

Food & Dining

Our unique dining experiences onboard include an international buffet and a luxurious à la carte restaurant when you sail between Amsterdam and Newcastle.

À la carte dining is currently unavailable.

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All DFDS Ferry Routes

DFDS has one of the largest ferry networks in Europe, with routes operating to Denmark, Norway, the UK, mainland Europe and even the Baltic regions, including major cities such as Copenhagen, Oslo and Amsterdam. Travel with your car and open the gateway to Europe with DFDS.

View all of our available routes here.

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Europes`s Leading Ferry Operator - WTA Nominee 2021


We’ve been nominated as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the prestigious World Travel Awards for the tenth year in a row! We’d love to win but we need your help – please support us with your vote! Voting closes on 1st of September. Thank you for your support.

We’ve also been nominated for World’s Leading Ferry Website 2021 which you can vote for here.

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