Why travel with your car?
Handy departure times: Our car ferry crossings from Newcastle depart daily at 5pm so picking which day you would like to join us is easy. Join the ship at North Shields Ferry Terminal and simply drive your car onboard, before checking into your cosy en suite cabin and enjoying all the luxuries of a modern crossing to Holland.
No baggage restrictions: With huge benefits compared to pricey plane travel, taking your car to Europe onboard our car ferry from Newcastle allows you much more freedom whilst abroad and you can take much more luggage. There are no hidden restrictions, charges or extras so you can even take the bikes if you’re a keen cyclist- just make sure you book with the correct car dimensions.
Cost & flexibility: Taking a European road trip can actually be a lot less expensive than you may think, as plane, train and bus fares can really add up. You can also be as spontaneous as you wish and spend time in the city, or explore further afield with someone special.
Pets can come too: On our ferries it’s possible to take every member of the family as we know that your pets deserve a holiday too. You can even visit them during the crossing by asking a member of staff at customer services when onboard. Travel with your dog so you also won’t be paying expensive kennel fees while you’re away, from only £19. More information on pet travel
Reach top cities in a short drive: Other benefits of travelling on a car ferry crossing to Holland with your car is that you can get to Amsterdam in half an hour from our arrival port in IJmuiden and other popular cities including Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague are only around an hour’s drive away. Convenient driving distances from Amsterdam ensure you can explore all Europe has to offer or even cross borders into neighbouring Germany, Belgium or France is you’re feeling really adventurous.
Where to eat
Feeling peckish? A ferry to Amsterdam doesn’t mean you have to go hungry! We’re often praised for our great selection of restaurants designed to suit even the pickiest of palettes. For a special occasion you can visit our luxurious a la carte restaurant to enjoy freshly prepared meals and ambient atmosphere, or the 7Seas buffet style eatery with up to 80 different dishes including world cuisine.
Alternatively, an ever popular option is the American style steakhouse for the best grills on the sea, or the laid back cafe which serves freshly baked bread and pastries. View our range of delicious onboard restaurants
Where to drink
It’s easy to forget you’re making a ferry trip after spending a little time onboard- especially after relaxing with a round or two in our mix of bars. Serving all your favourites, the Colombus Club is a great place to enjoy a cocktail with friends or glass of wine with someone special before a restful night’s sleep. View our onboard bars
There’s not a chance of boredom on your ferry journey to Holland, as the DFDS Seaways experience is aimed towards giving you the best start to your holiday. Enjoy live music and dance the night away at the Colombus Club or sit back and enjoy the latest Blockbuster in the onboard cinema. View our range of onboard entertainment