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Mini Cruises

Summer mini cruise to Amsterdam

per person, as a group of two*

Newcastle to Amsterdam mini cruise

Experience a summer sea adventure with our mini cruise from Newcastle to Amsterdam!

Enjoy a 50% discount on your ferry crossing, and spend a day exploring the beautiful Dutch capital. Relax on deck as the summer breeze blows by, watch a stunning sunset, or enjoy a drink at our Skybar with panoramic views of the North Sea.

Want to make your trip last longer? Check out our city break package to Amsterdam – now also with 50% discount!

Explore the lively summer scene in Amsterdam with its vibrant markets, friendly pubs, and local boutiques.

Who will you bring on your mini cruise to Amsterdam this summer?

Discover our renovated cabins

Delicious meals onboard

Duty Free Shop

Spend the day in Amsterdam

    Travel from July to October.

    Excellent choice of restaurants, bars and live entertainment onboard.

    Bus transfer to Newcastle city centre included.

    Top Tip: Choose a departure day from Sunday to Wednesday for the cheapest fares.

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Day 1


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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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Embrace Amsterdam’s summer charm

A summer’s day is the perfect time to explore Amsterdam! Start with a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the picturesque canals, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and charming architecture. Explore the city's iconic museums like the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum to immerse yourself in art and history.

For a moment of tranquility, head to one of the many lush parks such as Vondelpark or Westerpark. Don't miss the opportunity to savour Dutch street food at local markets or cafes, before heading back onboard for a relaxing crossing.

If you're tempted to extend your stay and immerse yourself further in this vibrant city, consider our city break package for an opportunity to spend more time exploring what Amsterdam has to offer.

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Onboard Experience

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.

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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.


Championing the Seas!  

We're elated to announce that DFDS has once again retained its title as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2024 World Travel Awards.

This accolade wouldn’t have been possible without you, our loyal passengers. Thank you for recognising the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.

Your ongoing support is the anchor to our success.

Prices are subject to availability. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms and conditions apply.