Newcastle-Amsterdam Crossings – Kids Go Free

Pack your bags, load your car and head out on a family holiday to Europe. Right now, kids travel free with DFDS on return Newcastle-Amsterdam crossings until the end of September. This even includes the summer holidays, so your family can explore Europe for less.

  • 2 nights onboard in en suite cabin
  • Includes transportation of your vehicle
  • Available for bookings on cars, caravans & motorhomes
  • Free Kids’ Club & fantastic onboard entertainment
  • No luggage restrictions
Family fun onboard

Family fun onboard

You’ll find something for the whole family onboard. Watch the latest movies, including the newest family-friendly films, in our cinema. 

Our onboard shop is always stocked up with confectionary and toys for the little ones, as well as great deals on designer items, plus your favourite spirits, wines, and beers. Enjoy our fantastic entertainment, from the Captain’s Show and musical duo will get the whole family moving. 

Plus there’s Jack the Pirate in the soft play area and arcade games for older kids, or the young at heart.

Our facilities​

Dining onboard

Delicious dining

There are 6 onboard eateries, so you know you’re taken care of. Our Explorer’s Steakhouse is perfect for carnivores, or try Blue Riband for a more luxurious experience. Both have kids’ menus, too. Our Italian serves up fresh pizza and pasta, plus some tasty desserts and our Pop Up restaurant is a great way to try something new, with menus that change monthly. Alternatively, head to our all-you-can-eat buffet, serving 80 dishes from across the globe, as well as a special kids’ buffet. Book in advance you can save compared to onboard prices.

Our restaurants


Happy in Holland

Escape to Holland and enjoy some quality family time in this beautiful country. Pack your towel and head to the beach, with beautiful stretches of coastline packed full of activities to keep the kids busy, from water sports to cycling. 

There are hundreds of campsites across the country, too, so why not get back to nature and pitch up your tent? From museums to zoos, national parks to Center Parcs, Holland is the ideal place to getaway with the family.

Holland travel guide

Gateway to Europe

Gateway to Europe

Travelling on a DFDS ferry to Holland opens up a gateway to Europe. From the comfort of your own car you can cross the continent, tailoring your holiday to suit you and your family. Holland’s fantastic motorway system mean you will find easy access to France, Belgium, Germany and beyond from our port near Amsterdam. Discover beautiful French landscapes, keep the kids happy with a Belgian chocolatier or visit the fairy tale castles of Germany.

European travel guides

Real customers, real experiences

Watch the Bell family and Mason-Philipson family on their continental holiday with DFDS.

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It’s always a proud moment when you’re recognised for your good work, we’re honoured to have been named again as the World and Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2016 at the World Travel Awards. We have been Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator for 5 years running now, and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator for 6 years. ​​​