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Winter Wonders

Mini Cruise to Amsterdam

30% discount
Winter Wonders

Festive mini cruise to Amsterdam

Hop onboard our ferry this winter and explore the magic of Amsterdam on a festive mini cruise! Watch this vibrant city come to life with colourful lights, cosy cafes and a cheerful atmosphere. Shop for loved ones at local Christmas markets or indulge in a cup of hot chocolate after doing some laps around the ice rink.

With our ferries from Newcastle to Amsterdam, you will experience a type of travel like no other. Dine in our onboard restaurants, grab a drink in one of our bars with live music, or sit back and watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster in our cinema.

Festive atmosphere onboard

Overnight crossings in private cabin

Experience festive Amsterdam

Bus transfer to the city centre and back

    Travel Guarantee - free rebooking for travel before 30 September 2023

    Starting price per person is based on one way and 2 persons in an inside cabin

    Travel period: 01 November 2022 - 31 January 2023

    Booking period: 01 November- 30 December 2022

DFDS ferry to Newcastle from Amsterdam

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

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Create unforgettable winter memories with DFDS

With a 30% discount, our festive mini cruises are the perfect opportunity to travel with your friends and family and create those unforgettable memories!

Get into the Christmas spirit with a fabulous three-course meal at the North Sea Bistro and dance in the Columbus bar, playing iconic, favourite songs throughout the decades. After a night of festive fun, you can visit our extensive breakfast buffet at Explorer’s Kitchen, before heading out to Amsterdam for the day.

Upon arrival at the port, our shuttle buses will be waiting to take you into the city centre and take you back to the port after a day of winter fun.

Booking terms and conditions

  • From price based on a 2-person inside cabin. There is a surcharge for other cabins.
  • Valid for new bookings only and not in combination with other promotions/discounts.
  • Offer is subject to product availability.
  • 30% Discount is given on Mini Cruise cabins
  • Commodore cabins are excluded

Travel period: 01 November - 31 January 2023

Booking period: 01 November- 30 December 2022

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Amsterdam flower markets

Amsterdam Highlights

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.

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Your package is protected

DFDS packages are protected by ABTOT so you can book with confidence and plan your holiday with peace of mind.

  • ABTOT provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for DFDS A/S in the event of the company’s insolvency.
  • ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if transportation was included in your package booked directly with DFDS A/S.

Read more about ABTOT in section 19 of our booking conditions.

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Award Winning Ferry Crossings

We are proud to have been voted World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2022 at this year’s World Travel Awards for the 12th year in a row! We have also won Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2022 and World’s Best Ferry Operator Website 2021-2022.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us and voted for us for over 12 years. Let’s sail the seas together with world class service!

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