Amsterdam cruise & stay break



If you’re interested in our mini cruise offer but looking to spend a few nights in Amsterdam itself, then our cruise & stay break is perfect for you. This package is flexible too, as you’ll book your crossings and coach transfers with us, and book your own hotel for 1, 2 or 3 nights.

Our partner has over 1,700 properties for you, so there’s plenty to choose from to suit your budget, from hotel rooms for couples, to villas for groups!

2 nights onboard

Private en suite cabins

Return coach transfers to City Centre

    Live onboard entertainment

    1 to 3 nights in Amsterdam in a hotel of your choice

    Hotel to be booked & paid for separately

    Pre-book your meals to save

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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Amazing Amsterdam

Fall in love with Amsterdam, the city that welcomes, and has something for, everyone. There’s museums for every interest, from artwork to cats to handbags, stunning architectural attractions, beautiful boutique shops and fantastic novelty venues such as Madame Tussaud’s.

If you’re looking to unwind, how about a drink in one of the many chic bars or a simple bike ride through nature in Vondelpark?

Hotel in Holland

Sleep easy

Staying overnight in Amsterdam gives you the opportunity to experience its captivating nightlife, from speakeasies to night clubs. With our partner,, there are options from 1-5 stars, so you’re sure to find the perfect accommodation. You could even hop on a train and head further afield to Haarlem or Utrecht and stay overnight there.

Or if you’d rather let us do the work, book onto a hotel break and choose from our 6 carefully selected hotels, from the affordable to the indulgent.

Couple smiling

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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