"Comfortable and Affordable"
Reviewed 18 February 2015 by Barney
I was on the deck 2 which is noisier than others as it is nearer the engines but I only paid £40 so I spent an extra 99p on some earplugs before I got on the boat. No issues with arrival times and the bus was promptly waiting to take people into Amsterdam when we arrived. If you don't already know though things are expensive one you are on the boat but the facilities are decent.
'Barney' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
Reviewed 10 February 2015 by Kevin
Nice clean room with a hot shower.
'Kevin' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
Reviewed 31 January 2015 by Robert
The journey was perfectly okay, I don't have a particular axe to grind; I try to take my car to Europe from Newcastle 2 or 3 times a year, so this is it, and I then take a ferry from Genoa with another company that like this one has a monopoly of the route but is competent though nothing to make a song about. I wish there were competition, I think trips would be cheaper, but there we are. In the past year or two I've found myself on lower decks than before, and of course lower decks mean risk of engine noise. Upper decks are upper in every way. I don't know whether DFDS has changed its policy and now puts people who've not booked directly with them but with an agent on lower decks, or whether it's just been my luck. I've used directferries and another agent, and I'm now thinking next time I'll have to look at booking direct and perhaps paying more, but there won't be any nasty surprises. When I asked to be relocated the woman asked me who I booked with, and gave me to understand direct booking with DFDS would be beneficial. Sad.
'Robert' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways
"Newcastle - Amsterdam"
Reviewed 01 December 2014 by David
Great service, Very clean and tidy, overall a great crossing 5 Stars all the way
'David' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways
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The English city of Newcastle, or Newcastle upon Tyne, is located in the north east of England and lies on the north bank of the River Tyne, around 14 km from the North Sea. The city is well known for its historical ties with coal mining and as an important centre for the wool trade. Dating back to the 16th century, Newcastle's port and shipyards was once one of the largest centres of shipbuilding and ship repair in the world. The city has a number of iconic brands associated with it including Newcastle United Football Club, a Premier League football team, Newcastle Brown Ale and the city's Tyne Bridge. Newcastle's light railway network, known as the Metro, operates on both sides of the River Tyne and connects Newcastle with many places including Gateshead and the beaches of Whitley Bay and Tynemouth. Visitors to the city should note that although the city's nearest beaches are lovely, the beaches located further north up the Northumberland coast, are far superior.
Newcastle's port is actually located around 16 km to the east of the city centre on the north bank of the River Tynes. The passenger terminals have recently been refurbished and offer all the usual facilities including covered walkways, a number of check-in desks and automated luggage handling. Ferry services operating from the port depart daily to Amsterdam in The Netherlands and two sailings each week to Gothenburg in Sweden and Kristiansand in Norway.
Amsterdam is the capital city of The Netherlands and is located in North Holland province, in the west of the country. The city is an extremely popular tourist destination and attracts around 4 million visitors each year. There are many important and interesting attractions in the city, but includes the Amsterdam Museum, Anne Frank's House, Hermitage Amsterdam, the Van Gough Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum. The city also has an amazing network of canals which are around 100 km in length and are also a major attraction for the city's visitors. The main canals are Prinsengracht, Herengracht and Keizersgracht. The city is actually made up of around 90 islands that are linked by around 1,200 bridges and because of its canal network it is sometimes referred to as the "Venice of the North".
The city has a world famous vibrant nightlife with many bars, restaurants and clubs to enjoy. The typical Bruine Kroeg (brown café) brings a more old fashioned atmosphere with dimmed lights, candles, and a somewhat older clientele. Most cafés have terraces in summertime. A common sight on the Leidseplein during summer is a square full of terraces packed with people drinking beer or wine.
Amsterdam is also very welcoming to bicycles and has excellent facilities for cyclists including bike paths, bike racks and a number of guarded bike storage garages which can be used for a small fee. In 2013, there were about 1,200,000 bicycles in Amsterdam outnumbering the amount of citizens in the city.