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Family Mini Cruise

Start your holiday off right with a family mini cruise to Amsterdam. For children, travelling by ferry is one big adventure. Onboard they can meet Jack the Pirate and have fun in the children’s play area while parents can enjoy a drink in one of the bars or take a stroll through our Duty Free shop. A relaxing trip combined with a day in Amsterdam.

With your own cabin, plenty of space and the fresh sea breeze, you can enjoy a carefree mini cruise.

Who will you take on a mini cruise from Newcastle to Amsterdam for some family time?

2 nights onboard

Duty Free shopping

Private en suite cabin onboard

Delicious onboard cuisine

    Travel Guarantee - free rebooking on crossings taken before 30 September 2022

    Excellent onboard facilities

    Daily crossings

    Price is based on 2 persons in 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

ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo
Zoo  København
Amsterdam canal
Amsterdam canal cruise


If you are 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 for a picnic, spend the day in Artis Zoo, or if you’re looking to soak up some culture, why not visit one of the kids-friendly museums in the city?

With your own cabin, plenty of space and safety measures onboard, you can enjoy a carefree crossing. Change of plans? With the DFDS Travel Guarantee, you can rebook your mini cruise free of charge until 30 September 2022.

Coach transfers are included in a mini cruise to Amsterdam.

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 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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