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2 night Mini Cruise to Amsterdam from Scotland by Coach 

Take a relaxing mini cruise break to Amsterdam from Scotland. DFDS Seaways and David Urquhart Travel are pleased to provide Scottish passengers with the opportunity to visit Amsterdam by coach and ferry sailing from Newcastle.

What's Included:

• Coach transfers from Scotland (selected departure points)

• 2 nights in an en suite cabin

• Live entertainment onboard

• Coach transfers to and from Amsterdam

• Approx. 5 hours in Amsterdam

Fancy a short break to Amsterdam? Then a mini cruise break is the ideal whether you're travelling with your partner or with your friends.

Departing from varies locations throughout Scotland, you will be transferred safely to Newcastle from Scotland in time to catch the Amsterdam ferry early evening.

Sailing overnight your mini cruise break to Amsterdam from Scotland includes 2 nights onboard one of our modern cruise ferries, and a day in Amsterdam, giving you plenty of time to explore this fantastic city.

With many world famous tourist attractions all within a short walk from each other, you are spoilt for choice. Head to Anne Frank's House or Madame Tussaud’s just to name a couple, and enjoy a day of culture in Holland's most famous city. Alternatively Amsterdam is great for shopping, restaurants and bars making Amsterdam suitable for all.

Amsterdam Travel Guide

Explore Amsterdam - Something for everyone!

Things to do in Amsterdam

Your time in the wonderful city of Amsterdam is perfect whether you travel with your partner, family or friends. With so much to see and do, the Dutch capital city offers something to suit all tastes.

For couples

Take a romantic canal trip and enjoy the beauty of Amsterdam with your loved one. Or why not visit the ‘nine streets’ area which is full of quirky stores. The floating flower market is also a must-see. For a spot of culture visit the Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum, which can be reached on foot or by trams 2, 5, 6, 7, 10 & 12. Visit a ‘brown cafe’: pubs with walls darkened by ages, the oldest date from the 17th century.

For families

Amsterdam Zoo provides for a fun day out for all the family, meet many species including lions and monkeys. Alternatively, start with a canal boat tour or rent canal bikes and explore the canal paths. NEMO, Holland’s biggest science centre, brings science to life in a fun and entertaining way. Vondelpark is a great place for walking, playing and eating ice creams! Madame Tussauds and Amsterdam Dungeon are always popular, or visit ‘Our Lord in the Attic’ – a church hidden in an attic!

For friends

Find out what it’s like to be a bottle of beer at the Heineken Experience in the old Heineken brewery. No visit to Amsterdam is complete without a wander around the infamous red-light district. Enjoy a drink and a meal in the Leidsplein area while watching the buskers and street performers. Head for Haarlemmerstraat and its continuation, Haarlemmerdijk, for wonderful unique and quirky shops. If bars are the main reason behind your mini cruise, then why not visit some of the the most popular bars in Amsterdam, making sure you carry on the party from the night before.

For more information on Amsterdam, visit our

Amsterdam Travel Guide

Your time onboard the ferry to Amsterdam

Old couple onboard

As soon as you step onboard you can go straight to your cabin but with all our cruise ferries have to offer you won't be there for long. Before sitting down to dinner you could treat yourself to some retail therapy - everything from clothes, perfumes and jewellery to wines, spirits and tobacco. There's even a variety of toys and games for children.

Relax with a drink

We have a number of bars on board our ferries to Amsterdam, each offering something a little different. Enjoy the intimate atmosphere of the Navigator's or Compass Bar. But if you desire something with a little more sparkle the Columbus Club with its mix of live music and entertainment is certain to please.

Entertainment all night

Try your luck at the casino and enjoy the thrill of the roulette wheel or a game of blackjack all with cash prizes. Or take a trip to the movies and choose from a selection of the latest blockbuster films in our cinema.

Enjoy a delicious meal

Savour the choice of our cuisine and satisfy your appetite in one of our fantastic restaurants. We pride ourselves on the quality and range of our dishes, all prepared fresh on board by our experienced chefs. Feast on our all you can eat international buffet with its huge selection of hot and cold dishes and scrumptious desserts and cheeses. There are also meals for children who eat half price.

You may prefer to dine à la carte and can enjoy a top quality meal in intimate surroundings or treat yourself to a mouth watering tender steak cooked perfectly to your taste. Alternatively simply select a sandwich, snack or pastry from the cafe.

Our onboard facilities

Your Trip at a Glance:

Day 1
14:30 Check-in opens.
16:15 Check-in closes.
17:00 Depart North Shields for Amsterdam.

Day 2
09:30 Arrive in IJmuiden, Holland.
09:45 First coach departs IJmuiden ferry terminal for Amsterdam.
10:15 Coach arrives in Amsterdam.

Day at leisure

16:00 Last coach departs Amsterdam, going back to IJmuiden ferry terminal.
17:30 Depart Holland for North Shields.

Day 3
09:00 Arrive in North Shields.


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