"rough crossing, nice ferry"
Reviewed 31 October 2014 by Caroline
We used DFDS for the first time on 21st October this year. The check -in, boat, cabin & bars were all very good. We had a rough crossing due to Hurricane Gonzalo, but it didn't feel so bad, the boat was stable. Unloading too a long time, which was a bit frustrating as we didn't get underway in Amsterdam until 10.45, we usually go via Hull & leave Rotterdam at around 9am. We had some confusion with our pre-booked meal time. On our ticket & on the email print out it said 18.30 (we had booked that time on line). We arrived at 18.30 to be told it should have been 18.30 CET and we were 1 hour late. This should be made much clearer, as nowhere did we see it state CET. It's usually local time. Our other main issue was with the price of the wine in the bar - around 9 Euros for 0.2l glass - this is outrageous! The beer was priced reasonably, so why pick on wine drinkers?
'Caroline' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways
"Ferry useful notes"
Reviewed 06 October 2014 by Joseph
The ferry itself is clean and full of facilities but once underway you do not have access to your vehicle so you should take everything with you to your cabin. I forgot my iphone charger which was connected to my car and as a result ran out of power. I would suggest turning off your mobile phone as the call charges to receive/call are very high. There is WIFI but it was very slow.
'Joseph' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways
Reviewed 04 October 2014 by John Michael
Everyone was friendly and helpful staff. A job well done!!!
'John Michael' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways
Reviewed 22 September 2014 by Harry
We have used Direct Ferries crossing from Newcastle to Amsterdam and return journey for the past five years and will use them again next year. No concerns in any way about the ship; have always found staff helpful and friendly from the time we check in until we disembark. Ship is always clean and comfortable.
'Harry' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
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Newcastle, or Newcastle upon Tyne, is a city located in the north east of England. The city lies on the north bank of the River Tyne and is around 14 km from the North Sea. Newcastle grew as an important centre for the wool trade and later became known for its coal mining. The city's port dates back to the 16trh century and along with its shipyards was one of the world's largest shipbuilding and ship repairing centres. There are many icons that represent the city including Newcastle Brown Ale, Newcastle United Football Club and the city's Tyne Bridge. Running along both sides of the River Tyne is the Metro (Newcastle's light railway network) that connects Newcastle with various historic attractions and the sandy beaches at Whitley Bay and Tynemouth. Note that the beaches here are no comparison to the quality of the beaches located further up the Northumberland coast if you head a little further north!
The port of Newcastle is situated 16 km to the east of the centre of Newcastle on the north bank of the Tyne River. The modern, recently refurbished, ferry terminals offers excellent facilities with covered walkways, six check-in desks and automated luggage handling. From the port there are daily sailings to Amsterdam in The Netherlands and two weekly crossings to Gothenburg in Sweden and Kristiansand in Norway.
The capital city of The Netherlands, Amsterdam is located in North Holland province in the west of the country. The city attracts around 4 million visitors each year to sights that include the Amsterdam Museum, Anne Frank's House, Hermitage Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and its wonderful historic canals. The city has around 100 km of canals with the main canals being Prinsengracht, Herengracht and Keizersgracht which are all navigable by boat. Because of its canals, around 90 islands and linked by some 1,200 bridges, Amsterdam is sometimes referred to as the "Venice of the North".
Amsterdam is famous for its vibrant and diverse nightlife. The city has many cafés (bars) which range from the large and modern to the small and cosy. 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 one of the most bicycle-friendly large cities in the world and is a centre of bicycle culture with good facilities for cyclists such as bike paths and bike racks, and several guarded bike storage garages (fietsenstalling) which can be used for a nominal fee. In 2013, there were about 1,200,000 bicycles in Amsterdam outnumbering the amount of citizens in the city.