The DFDS Seaways Newcastle Amsterdam ferry crossing between England and Holland is the only service operating on this route. With crossing durations from 15 hours 30 minutes, the route is scheduled to run around 7 times per week.
The regularity and duration of crossing varies from time to time so it is advisable to get a live quote for current availability.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Newcastle Amsterdam route is a car and 2 passengers.
"We had a great time!"
We loved our journey from Newcastle to Amsterdam. The family cabin with 5 bunks was brilliant and there was enough space for a baby travel cot too! The play area was great - all of our 4 boys (aged 8, 6, 3 and 1) enjoyed it. A big thank you to the excellent Pirate Lady who organised fun activities for the children!
'Linda' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on Princess SeawaysRead More Read Less
"Relax on your way to Europe"
DFDS ferry from Newcastle is a great way to start a trip to Europe and handy for Scottish travellers. We have used the service many times and love the dinner buffet with wine that we book with our crossing. Staff are friendly and helpful.
'Anonymous' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on King SeawaysRead More Read Less
Good service, reasonably comfortable, will choose commordore class next time and avoid bunk beds!
'David' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on King SeawaysRead More Read Less
We had a very pleasant journey from Newcastle to Amsterdam. The staff were helpful, the food was delicious, our cabin was clean and tidy. We didn't utilise all of the areas but we had a comfortable and relaxing trip.
'Christopher' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on Princess SeawaysRead More Read Less
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.