Amsterdam in Spring

Wake up and smell the flowers


Save 40% on a mini cruise or short break to Amsterdam

Wake up and smell the flowers on a spring break to Amsterdam and save 40%.

Spend the day in Amsterdam on a mini cruise and stop by the world’s only floating flower market or stay up to two nights with our Cruise & Stay package to explore more.

With flowers in bloom, the sun shining and the temperature rising, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a short break to The Netherlands.

Staying longer and taking your car? Check out our transportation offer here and save 52%.

Overnight crossing in en suite cabin

Up to 2 nights in Amsterdam

Travel on packaged cruise or add vehicle

    Mini Cruise including transfer from £42pp

    Cruise & Stay including transfer from £42pp

    Cruise & Stay Plus with vehicle from £109pp

    Amsterdam Hotel Break from £125pp

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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

Flower market in Amsterdam
Friends enjoying a holidays in Amsterdam
Amsterdam break
Group overlooking the canal in Amsterdam

Amsterdam in Bloom

Feel the flower power in the city over spring. The Bloemenmarkt is full to the brim of colourful bouquets and you can grab some bulbs to bring home with you too. The Tulip Museum has some fantastic exhibitions and you can follow the Tulip Festival route through the city to see the 1 million bulbs planted specially for the occasion.

Our spring offer is valid on both mini cruises and short breaks, so you can book a crossing to suit you.

If you fancy a day in Amsterdam with two nights onboard, enjoying all the fantastic facilities and transfers to and from the city, the mini cruise is perfect.

If you’d like to stay longer and explore more of the Dutch capital, or perhaps the famous flower fields such as Keukenhof Gardens, our Cruise & Stay option may be more suited to you. With the choice to have packaged transfers, option to take your own vehicle, or option to add a hotel you can stay up to two nights in Holland and discover more.

Terms and Conditions

Book and travel by dates Book by 4 May 2020 Valid for travel on selected dates until 18 Dec 2020 Excludes July and August. Price based on 2 people sharing an en suite cabin.

Free flower offer For all trips booked from 14 March, the free flower offer is no longer running. If you booked before 14 March and plan to travel before 31 May, you will still receive a free bunch of flowers.

To redeem your free bunch of flowers, please take your redemption card to reception on your return to the UK.

Please note the free flowers offer is only for customers travelling on a mini or short break and not applicable to transportation customers.

Pricing - Mini Cruise including transfer from £42pp based on 2 sharing inside cabin. - Cruise & Stay including transfer from £42pp based on 2 sharing inside cabin. - Cruise & Stay Plus including vehicle from £109pp based on 2 sharing an inside cabin. - Amsterdam Hotel Break from £125pp based on 2 sharing an inside cabin and a Double Room in Hotel Gerstekorrel.

Prices based on travel on selected dates in October, November and December 2020.

See our full terms and conditions here.

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Amsterdam in the sunshine

Spring Travel to The Netherlands

The Netherlands in spring is a delight. Flowers are blooming, parks are filling up, cafes are spilling out onto the streets and people are walking with a spring in their step. Book your break to experience it for yourself!

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Ferry Crossing & Mini Cruise Offers

Travelling by ferry is a great way to get to Europe, with room to stretch your legs, rest or keep you busy. Our fantastic offers mean you can make savings on your next ferry trip or short break to the continent.

See all of our fantastic offers here.

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Behind Every Journey

We are proud to have been nominated as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2023 by the World Travel Awards.  

This year, we’re taking a moment to celebrate and recognise the reasons why we continue to get nominated – and win this award – year after year...the amazing people behind every journey.  

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