"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
"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
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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.