Dining onboard restaurant

Sail & Dine



Sail to Amsterdam in style, with our mini cruise and meal package offers. Choose breakfast and dinner, or just breakfast, on both crossings in our fantastic Explorers Kitchen restaurant, which offers an array of dishes from across the globe in the evening, as well as up to 40 hot and cold breakfast options. These tasty packages offer savings of up to 33%.

2 Nights Onboard

Explore Amsterdam

Excellent onboard facilities

    All-you-can-eat buffet breakfast or breakfast & dinner

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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

Explorer's Kitchen dinner buffet

Capital Cuisine

Our all-you-can-eat Explorers Kitchen buffet restaurant offers tastes from around the globe. The international cuisines include BBQ American, Mediterranean, Asian and more. How do Boston slow cooked beans sound? Or ample portions of butterfly shrimp, tandoori chicken drumsticks and Greek meatballs? These are just a few of the options available on the menu, as well as a salad bar and options for vegans and vegetarians.

The breakfast menu is just as spectacular, with your favourite cooked classics, plus continental dishes. Alongside the delicious, fresh cooked food you can enjoy boasts panoramic sea views.

Restaurants onboard

Cabins onboard

Onboard Entertainment

Bicycles in Amsterdam

Discover Amsterdam

Stay with the theme of cuisine in Amsterdam and try some of the local delicacies, from herring and pickle sandwiches, to bitterballen and more. Make sure to wash it all down in a brown café with a local beer, before heading off to enjoy the museums and art galleries. Alternatively, stay al fresco and enjoy a stroll through Jordaan, Vondelpark and the boutique shops of Nine Streets.

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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.

Nominee for Europes Leading Ferry Operator 2023

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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