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​Haarlem mini cruise ​

Located just outside of Amsterdam, Haarlem is one of Holland’s best-kept secrets, with all of the classical charm of the Dutch capital, as well as a chilled-out, laid-back small-city vibe that makes it perfect for a short break.

Book a great-value mini cruise and discover Haarlem to enjoy the perfect escape from the stresses of everyday life.

  • 2 nights onboard in an en suite cabin
  • Coach transfers to & from Haarlem (approx 20 mins)
  • Up to 6 hours in Haarlem
  • Live onboard entertainment
​​​​​"Haa​rlem is a lovely little town with lots of old architecture very distinctive of old Holland. With lots of small cafés and restaurants around the perimeter, this gives a very relaxed continental feel to the place." Mr & Mrs Nolan, Newcastle​
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One of Holland’s most delightful small cities, Haarlem boasts cobbled streets and gorgeous 17th century architecture which rivals Amsterdam’s, particularly in the main square, Grote Markt. Haarlem is also an excellent shopping destination, and has a number of bars, cafes and restaurants where you can relax.

The Frans Hals Museum is a great day out for families or for art-loving couples, with a collection of paintings by the Dutch Golden Age artist, as well as other pieces from artists of the same era. The Teyler Museum is another excellent museum highlighting Holland’s artistic heritage, with works from Rembrandt and Michaelangelo, but also contains a collection of fossils which will fascinate kids and grown-ups alike.

View our Haarlem destination guide
Onboard dining


Our cruise ferries from Newcastle to Holland have a range of onboard dining options, to suit any preferences. Our Blue Riband restaurant offers a wonderful, à la carte dining experience, while our Explorer’s Steakhouse specialises in sizzling steaks, cooked to your liking. We also have an all-you-can-eat world food buffet available at our 7 Seas restaurant, and a range of snacks and drinks available at our Lighthouse Cafe.

Onboard entertainment


Our cruise ferries sailing from Newcastle to Holland are packed full of facilities to ensure you have an enjoyable trip. Relax with a drink in one of the onboard bars and enjoy wine or whisky tasting from our sampler menus. You can even enjoy acoustic music from our troubadour or our house band, hit the shops or visit the cinema. Grab a bargain in the shops, try your luck in the casino or just relax with a good book. Little pirates will enjoy their time onboard too as there’s a kid​s’ club and games room.

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En suite cabins


All of our cabins are private and en suite, ensuring you a comfortable crossing. Choose from sea view or inside options in our standard cabins, or for an extra cost, upgrade to our Premium Class Commodore cabins for a more luxurious crossing.
Upgrade your cabin from only £5pp – simply select your preferred cabin during the booking process. ​

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​​​​Disclaimer: Prices are subject to availability. Credit card & telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions apply​. ABTOT provides protection for your booking as set out in section 19 of our booking conditions.​​​




It’s always a proud moment when you’re recognised for your good work, we’re honoured to have been named as ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ in the 2014 World Travel Awards. We've won this award for 4 years running.