A journey of two halves


Mini cruise to Amsterdam

Travel to Amsterdam and experience a journey of two halves. Experience fine dining, duty free shopping and a private en suite cabin on our popular Amsterdam mini cruise then feel the buzz of the Dutch capital for the day. Amsterdam is one of the best cities to visit in every season.

Indulge in some retail therapy and take advantage of the best offers in our Duty Free Sea Shop onboard.

With your own cabin, plenty of space and the joy of slow travelling, you can enjoy a carefree mini cruise. Why not treat yourself and upgrade to a commodore cabin?

Who will you take on a mini cruise?

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2 nights in a standard cabin

Duty Free shopping

Private en suite cabins

Activities for both children and adults

    Travel from 13 February 2022

    With our Travel Guarantee you can re-book for free if your plans change as a direct result of Covid-19

    Excellent onboard facilities

    Price is based on 2 people sharing an inside cabin

Day 1


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Depart North Shields for Amsterdam

Day 1


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Depart North Shields for Amsterdam

Day 2


Arrive in IJmuiden, Holland


Coach departs for Amsterdam city centre


Coach departs Amsterdam for IJmuiden terminal


Ship departs IJmuiden

Day 3


Breakfast available onboard


Arrive in North Shields

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Explore Amsterdam

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, browse the world’s only floating flower market or if you’re looking to soak up some culture, why not visit one of the many famous museums in the city?

Amsterdam's city centre has unique architecture lining its many canals. The Dutch "Gezelligheid" (socialising) is very important and Amsterdam offers a lot of places and possibilities to experience this. To give you some inspiration, we have put together an itinerary for a day trip to Amsterdam.

Book with confidence with our Covid-19 Travel Guarantee – rebook for free before 30 September 2023 if plans change as a direct result of Covid-19.

Coach transfers are included in a mini cruise to Amsterdam, for more information on pick up times and location, please click here.

Itinerary for a daytrip to Amsterdam

Onboard experience


Duty Free Shopping

Join us on a ferry to Holland and enjoy unrivalled shopping facilities with savings of up to 50% against the high street.


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.

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