​Ferry Crossings to Holland (Newcastle - Amsterdam) for Cyclists  

Take your bike on our ferry to Amsterdam and explore the famously cyclist-friendly streets of Holland. Whether you’re riding alone or as part of a group, you’ll find it easy to negotiate the miles of open road.

Holland - Renowned for cycling! 

Holland is well known as a must-see destination for cyclists. With so many delightful towns only a stone’s throw away from the port in IJmuiden, this picturesque Dutch region is the ideal location for that perfect cycling holiday.​

Try Holland's beautiful cycle routes. ​

Why not cycle off into the centre of Amsterdam and explore some of its cobbled streets and famous canals? Alternatively try some of the region’s more popular cycle routes as chosen by Holland.com. ​

Great for all the family

With its often easy terrain and child-friendly hotels and restaurants, Holland is a great place for all the family to enjoy cycling – especially if you combine it with a Caravan Holidays to Holland. 

Particularly recommended for families is the Hoge Veluwe National Park, near Arnhem. Here you can explore trails through the forest and along the lakeside, while looking out for wild boar and other wildlife. Bikes are available free of charge if you haven’t brought your own!
  • ​Travel on a DFDS Ferry 
  • No baggage restrictions 
  • Onboard Entertainment 
  • Daily Departures  

Driving Distances

Open up Europe to you and your car when you sail on our ferry to Holland from Newcastle. With popular European cities  only a short drive away, Holland is the ideal location to start your journey into Europe.

Distances from IJmuiden (Amsterdam) port to:
Distance: Estimated time:
Rotterdam - Holland 51 miles 57 mins
Eindhoven - Holland 88 miles 1 hour 37 mins
Groningen - Holland 130 miles 2 hour 13 mins
Brussels - Belgium 139 miles 2 hours 24 mins
Cologne - Germany 179 miles 2 hours 48 mins
Lille - France 191 miles 3 hours 7 mins
Hamburg - Germany 306 miles 4 hours 41 mins
Paris - France 328 miles 5 hours 9 mins
Kiel - Germany 359 miles 5 hours 22 mins
Berlin - Germany 427 miles 6 hours 33 mins
Szecezecin - Poland 520 miles 7 hours 57 mins
Brno - Czech Republic 692 miles 10 hours 30 mins

Hotels in Holland 

Book a hotel in Holland with DFDS and receive great discounts off the standard hotel rates. Click on the links below and view the great range of hotels available. 

Eden Hotel, Amsterdam, (3 star) IBIS Center, Amsterdam, (3 star) Hotel De Gerstekorrel, Amsterdam, (2 star) IBIS Westcorner, Amsterdam, (3 star) IBIS Stopera, Amsterdam, (3 star) Park Plaza Vondel park, Amsterdam, (4 star) Park Plaza Victoria Hotel, Amsterdam, (4 star) Marriott Hotel, Amsterdam, (5 star) Renaissance Hotel, Amsterdam, (5 star)