Ferry Crossings

Rediscover Freedom

Ferry Crossings

Sail from Newcastle to Amsterdam and rediscover travel

Sail to Amsterdam and rediscover the freedom of travel.

Travel overnight in a private cabin, enjoying delicious dining, oceans of space and fresh air inside and out.

To ensure your wellbeing onboard we have also implemented various safety measures including reduced capacity, social distancing and staggered boarding. Read more here.

Plus, if plans change you can rebook for free with our Travel Guarantee.

Hit the open road and enjoy a road trip this summer – you deserve it!

If you would like to book more than one vehicle, please click here.

*Pricing is per person, one way, based on 4 sharing an inside cabin.

Daily, overnight crossings

Travel with your vehicle

Private en suite cabins

    Plenty of space and fresh air onboard

    Unlimited baggage

    Delicious dining options and great onboard facilities

    Explore Europe in the comfort of your car

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

Bringing Europe closer

Step onboard our ferry to Amsterdam and be in mainland Europe the following morning!

With great motorway links to the rest of The Netherlands, Germany or further afield, you can explore all Europe has to offer in the comfort of your own car. Plus, unlimited baggage means you can bring as much as you like – walking boots, bikes, even tents so you can set up camp and enjoy the great outdoors!

If you’re planning a short break, take a look at our transport shortbreak offer and save 20%.

However you choose to spend your European break, travel with DFDS for smooth sailing from the start.

Terms and Conditions

Sea view cabin upgrade is an exclusive offer for customers who receive our newsletter. Sea view cabins will be available at the same price as a standard cabin. Double bed and 5-bed cabins are not included in this offer.

To receive your upgrade select the sea view cabin, on the ‘choose cabin’ page when you book online and it will be added to your booking at no extra cost. You must book direct from this page to claim this offer. Book and travel by 31 August 2020 to receive this offer. Subject to availability.

This is subject to DFDS usual terms and conditions which you can view here.

Our Cabins

Bicycle around Amsterdam

About Holland

With routes through some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, travelling around Holland is a pleasure. Expect vast bulb fields, long sandy beaches and tranquil countryside.

Take it all in whilst travelling to fascinating towns and cities like Amsterdam, Haarlem, Rotterdam or The Hague, each with its own unique sense of culture and history. The sheer diversity of the country means that no matter what you're looking for, you'll find it in Holland.


All DFDS Ferry Routes

DFDS has one of the largest ferry networks in Europe, with routes operating to Denmark, Norway, the UK, mainland Europe and even the Baltic regions, including major cities such as Copenhagen, Oslo and Amsterdam. Travel with your car and open the gateway to Europe with DFDS.

View all of our available routes here.

WTA Nominee

Europe's leading Ferry Operator 2022

We’ve been nominated as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2022! We’d love to win but we need your help – please support us with your vote!

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