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Amsterdam mini cruise including a free canal cruise

Set sail on a mini cruise to Amsterdam this autumn! Save €15 per person and explore this unique city with your free Lovers canal cruise!

The Lovers canal cruise takes you through Amsterdam's unique UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal district. Spend the hour soaking up the culture and history that this beautiful city has to offer.

Admire the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge), see the stunning gables, marvel at the picturesque churches, and experience many other top attractions.

There is also still time to explore more of Amsterdam afterwards, before heading back to IJmuiden port for your last night onboard!

Book by 05 October 2022

2 nights in a standard cabin

Duty Free shopping

Private en suite cabins

Delicious onboard cuisine

    Complimentary 1 hour Lovers Canal Cruise

    Book by 05 October 2022

    Travel by 29 December 2022

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Day 1

14.30

Check-in opens

16.15

Check-in closes

17.00

Depart North Shields for Amsterdam

Amsterdam canal

Day 2

09.45

Arrive in IJmuiden, Holland

10.15

Coach departs for Amsterdam city centre

15.30

Coach departs Amsterdam for IJmuiden terminal

17.30

Ship departs IJmuiden

Explorer's Kitchen breakfast buffet

Day 3

07.30

Breakfast available onboard

09.15

Arrive in North Shields

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What to expect on a canal cruise

The Lovers ticket office is conveniently located just a short walk from where the DFDS transfer bus drops you off. For more information about the DFDS transfer and location, please click here.

During your canal cruise, sit back, relax and listen to recorded audio while you admire all the beautiful sights of Amsterdam. See the 16th and 17th century merchant buildings (Amsterdam’s Golden Age), where trade flourished and was reflected in elaborately decorated facades. After an hour of exploration, you will arrive back at Central Station to finish the tour.

There is still time to explore more of Amsterdam afterwards, before heading back to IJmuiden port for your last night onboard!

Restaurants onboard

Cabins

Onboard experience

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Amsterdam Highlights

Amsterdam is a city full of life and energy, especially during the summer. With so much to see and do, a day in Amsterdam can be truly inspiring.

Take a stroll through the colourful streets of Jordaan or explore the historical landmarks of the city centre. Rent a bicycle and ride along the scenic canals, stopping at cafes and restaurants for a taste of local cuisine. Immerse yourself in the vibrant art scene by visiting museums such as the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum.

And if you're looking for some relaxation, take a picnic to Vondelpark and soak in the sun. Whatever your interests may be, Amsterdam offers endless possibilities for a memorable day!

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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.

DFDS WINNER 2024 AWARDS

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.

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