Mini Cruises

Summer in Amsterdam

Mini Cruises

Set sail this summer on a mini cruise to Amsterdam

Enjoy the fresh sea air, great dining options, designer shopping and your own private cabin on an Amsterdam mini cruise.

Spend the day exploring Amsterdam before stepping back onboard for your return journey. Whether it’s a canal cruise, a picnic in Vondelpark or hiring bikes to cycle the city like a local, there’s plenty to do and see in Amsterdam.

We have also implemented various measures for your wellbeing onboard. Find out more here.

Prefer to take your car? Check out our transportation prices here.

Private en suite cabin onboard

A day in Amsterdam

Bus transfer available

Excellent onboard facilities

    Mini Cruise including transfer from £89pp

    Book & travel by by 31 August 2020

DFDS ferry to Newcastle from Amsterdam

Day 1


Check-in opens


Depart IJmuiden for Newcastle


Day 2


Arrive in North Shields near Newcastle


First Coach departs for Newcastle city centre


Day at Leisure begins


Coach departs Newcastle for ferry terminal


Depart North Shields for Holland

Explorer's Kitchen breakfast buffet

Day 3


Breakfast buffet available onboard


Arrive in ​IJmuiden

Group overlooking the canal in Amsterdam
Flower market in Amsterdam

City Break to Newcastle

If you’re craving a short break, a mini cruise to Amsterdam is perfect.

If the sun is shining you can spend the afternoon in one of the city’s parks, browse the world’s only floating flower market or if you’re looking to soak up some culture, why not visit one of the many famous museums in the city? With pre-booking and social distancing measures in place, you can browse some world-famous museums without the normal crowds you would expect. You won’t want to leave before sampling some delicious Dutch pancakes too!

We recommend you book in advance any museum visits or canal cruises and check the guidelines of the venue before visiting.

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.

Cabins Onboard


Newcastle Highlights

Newcastle is a perfect location for a family getaway. It is fun and educational for both the young and older ones. After a relaxing time onboard our ferry, you'll arrive in Newcastle ready to explore great museums for children such as the planetarium in the Life Science Center and the Great North Museum.

Couple smiling

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