From Boutique To Buzz

per person

Mini cruise to Amsterdam

A journey of two halves; from boutique to buzz. Experience the boutique feeling when you travel on our popular Amsterdam mini cruise then feel the buzz of the Dutch capital. Amsterdam is one of the best cities to visit in every season.

Enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival, the buzzing vibes in the city and take advantage of the best offers in our Duty Free Shop.

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 this year?

2 nights in a standard cabin

Duty Free shopping

Private en suite cabins

Activities for both children and adults

Excellent onboard facilities

Daily crossings

Price is based on 2 people sharing an persons in inside cabin

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

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Depart North Shields for Amsterdam

Day 1


Check-in opens


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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

Amsterdam in Autumn


If you are craving a short break, a mini cruise to Amsterdam is perfect. Amsterdam shows itself in an ever-vibrant mood even in winter. It delights its visitors with the Amsterdam Light Festival and its many beautiful stores and attractions.

Amsterdam's city centre has unique architecture lining its many canals. In the cold winter months, the Dutch "Gezelligheid" (means socialising) is very important and Amsterdam offers a lot of places and possibilities to experience this.

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 31 December 2022.

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

Terms & conditions apply. ABTOT provides protection for your booking as set out in section 19 of our booking conditions.


Explorers Kitchen - Newcastle to Amsterdam

Explorer's Kitchen

Explorer’s Kitchen is our all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant, boasting international cuisine for every taste.

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