Amsterdam Canal Cruise
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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Depart North Shields for Amsterdam
Arrive in IJmuiden, Holland
Coach departs for Amsterdam city centre
Coach departs Amsterdam for IJmuiden terminal
Ship departs IJmuiden
Breakfast available onboard
Arrive in North Shields
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!
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.
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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