North Sea Ferries to Europe 

The daily Newcastle to Amsterdam ferry service is a convenient and cost effective way to travel to Europe from Scotland and allows you to take your car or caravan into Europe all year round without having to make the long drive south.

Relax onboard our modern passenger cruise ferries with delicious cuisine from a choice of restaurants and enjoy the live entertainment before arriving in Holland early the next morning.

Driving distances to the port from Scotland (in miles);
Edinburgh 111 
Rosyth 128
Kirkcaldy 143
Alloa 146
Glasgow 155
Dundee 176
Top destinations are only a stones throw away.

With a number of top European cities and holiday destinations including Brussels, Cologne and Paris only a short drive from our port in IJmuiden, our car ferry to Holland can drastically reduce your drive abroad and removes the need to drive further south, or to Hull saving you both time and money for fuel.

Now your pet can come too!

You can also travel with your pet onboard our ferries to Holland too (additional fees and terms apply), so the whole family can have a holiday together.

Ferry to Holland timetable:

Outward Journey
14:30 Check-in opens.
16:15 Check-in closes.
17:00 Ship departs North Shields for Holland.
09:30 Ship arrives in Holland.

Depart the port and continue your journey with the added convenience of your own vehicle.

Homeward Journey
14:30 Check-in opens.
17:00 Check-in closes.
17:30 Ship departs from Holland to North Shields.
09:00 Ship arrives in North Shields.

Until 31st March, Sunday arrivals into Newcastle are 09:30 and Sunday arrivals into IJmuiden are 10:00.

Where can we take you?

From our Newcastle-Holland ferry gateway, a whole host of destinations are within easy reach:

From Amsterdam (IJmuiden) the French border at Lille is only 175 miles, which can be managed in 2½ hours. Dieppe is only 5¼ hours drive, and Paris is only 320 miles.


The Border with Belgium is only 85 miles away, making Belgium one of the easiest countries to access via our Newcastle-Amsterdam service.  Brussels is 145 miles, Antwerp 110 miles, and Bruges 180 miles, all on excellent European motorways.


With the German border only 88 miles from Amsterdam (IJmuiden), our Ferry service makes Central and Southern Germany easily accessible.  From IJmuiden, Dusseldorf is only 150 miles, Cologne 180 miles and Hannover only 250 miles.

Elsewhere in Europe
Arriving in Amsterdam (IJmuiden) you have quick and easy access to the European road and rail network, which makes destinations further afield manageable, with Basel in Switzerland less than 500 miles away, and other key European cities significantly closer: including Bonn (193 miles), Cologne (180 miles), Brussels (145 miles) Luxemburg (239 miles) and Frankfurt (290 miles).

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