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Amsterdam Mini Cruise

Amsterdam Mini Cruise

Amsterdam Mini Cruise, sailing from North Shields with luxury coach travel included.


Amsterdam Mini Cruise, sailing from North Shields with luxury coach travel included.

Our Amsterdam mini cruise is one of our most popular breaks and it’s not hard to see why. Our two night mini break is the perfect way to discover one of Europe’s most fascinating cities and enjoy a fun, relaxing getaway at a great value price. You’ll spend 2 nights onboard a DFDS cruise ferry, before exploring Amsterdam, Holland’s stunning capital.



Amsterdam is one of the most famous cities in the world, with a unique way of life and a style all its own. Once an artistic and cultural hub to rival those among history’s greatest, Amsterdam now enjoys a reputation as a fascinating metropolis with an edgier side to it. There are several excellent areas for shopping, and you'll find everything from trendy boutiques to big-name department stores all over the city. Wander the cobbled streets and you’re sure to find something to take your fancy, whether you’re looking for fashion, fragrance, flowers or even diamonds.


DFDS Mini Cruise

Outward and return overnight sailings with DFDS Seaways from North Shields to Amsterdam standard inside cabins provide excellent value for money as well as a great night’s sleep with their comfy bunks, ensuite WC and shower.


The onboard facilities ensure your holiday starts as soon as you step onboard with several modern bars, as well as live music while thrill-seekers can head to the casino. Alternatively, catch the latest Hollywood flicks at the cinema. For children there’s a kidz’ club with a ball pool, Lego and cartoons, a free children’s entertainer and a games room for teenagers.


Eating - Choose from our mix of varied onboard restaurants as you sail on our ferries to Amsterdam. There’s somewhere to suit every palate, plus you can save money by pre-booking meals and reserve dining times.

Entertainment - Take advantage of the great mix of entertainment on offer on a short break to Amsterdam and choose from partying the night away, or simply relaxing with a drink in hand- the choice is yours.     

Sleeping - Our range of snug en suite cabins provide a range of accommodation to suit every taste and budget on a ferry to Holland.

Shopping - Join us on a ferry to Holland and enjoy unrivalled shopping facilities while we sail. There are bargains to be snapped up on clothing, perfumes and aftershaves, chocolate and even cosmetics, so you can stock up on souvenirs.


Price includes:

  • 2 night stay onboard in an ensuite cabin

  • Live onboard entertainment

  • Coach transfers to and from Amsterdam

  • Up to 5 hours free time in Amsterdam

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Services of an experienced tour driver







Departing from the local area we travel to the DFDS ferry port in North Shields, for the overnight cruise to Amsterdam. Once on board you are free to relax and enjoy the facilities the ship has to offer, enjoy a meal in one of the restaurants then look forward to live music, a casino and a choice of bars.


The ferry will arrive in the Port of IJmuiden at approximately 09.30am. Coach transfers will take you the short distance to Amsterdam. Spend the day exploring the capital city of Holland. You can discover the city's many sights at leisure before returning to the ferry to travel home overnight.


Morning arrival in North Shields where we will disembark the ship. Once back on the coach, we will make our journey back to Cumbria.

Friday 26th April & Friday 18th October

3 days

Price per adult twin or double: £109.00

Child price available on request

Single supplement: £20.00

Deposit £40.00 payable on acceptance of booking.


Balance due 8 weeks prior to departure



Example timings


14:30 Check-in opens

16:15 Check-in closes

17:00 Depart North Shields for Amsterdam



09:30 Arrive in IJmuiden, Holland

10:15 Coach departs for Amsterdam city centre

Day at lesiure

15:00 First coach departs Amsterdam for IJmuiden terminal

16:00 Last coach departs Amsterdam for IJmuiden terminal.

17:30 Depart IJmuiden North Shields



09:00 Arrive in North Shields


Important information

Meal package offers available. Choose breakfast and dinner, or just breakfast, on both crossings in the fantastic Explorers Kitchen restaurant, which offers an array of dishes from across the globe in the evening, as well as up to 40 hot and cold breakfast options. These tasty packages offer savings of up to 45%. When bought in advance.

Please advise us on booking of any mobility needs.

Where tourist services are provided orally this will be done in English.

The size of the tour will not exceed 61 and in the majority of cases will be less than this.

The minimum number of persons required for the holiday to take place will be notified to you at least 20 days before the commencement date.


This package is organised by DFDS whose registered address is Royal Quays, North Shields,Tyne & Wear, NE296EE. Contact telephone number 01469 575231 or email


“The rules for travel to most countries in Europe will change if the UK leaves the European Union (EU) with no deal. The government has increased planning for a no deal EU Exit and is asking citizens to make sure they are also prepared. UK passport holders should therefore check their passport to see whether it is valid for travel after 29 March 2019.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Aspatria 1 Bus Stop outside Library Car Park
Market Square, Aspatria CA7 3HB
Bigrigg Bus Stop Opposite The Old Captains House
Springfield Road, Bigrigg CA22 2TT
Carlisle Devonshire St 11-13 Devonshire Street
Carlisle CA3 8LG
Egremont Market Place bus stop, opposite Heron Foods,
Egremont CA22 2AA
Flimby, Railway Station Bus Stop outside Railway Station
Flimby, CA15 8QN
Harrington GallopingHorse Galloping Horse Inn, 95 Main Road
High Harrington, Workington CA14 4NQ
Maryport, Curzon Street Co-op Store, Curzon Street
Maryport CA15 6DA
Thursby Bus Stop, Village Green
Thursby, CA5 6PE
Whitehaven Bus Stop on Lowther Street (by Wilkinsons)
Whitehaven, CA28 7DG
Wigton Bus Station, King Street
Wigton CA7 9EP
Wigton Depot Reays Coaches Depot, Strawberry Fields, Syke Park
Wigton CA7 9NE
Workington Seaton Bus Stop (opposite M&S Car Park)
Workington CA14 3AB

To make an online booking, please first select the number of passengers required in the dropdown menu below, then click the shopping trolley icon in the Book Now column. If the shopping trolley icon is unavailable, online booking is not currently available for this departure. Please call our Travel Shop team on 016973 49999 or use the Call Back facility and a member of staff will be happy to assist.

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Reays Coaches Ltd, Strawberry Fields,

Syke Park, Wigton, CA7 9NE

Tel: 016973 49999


Company No: 3910309

VAT No: 843 1444 43

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