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Sailing daily between Newcastle and IJmuiden, near Amsterdam, this route offers the perfect gateway from Scotland or northern England to Europe. Enjoy a comfortable overnight crossing with your vehicle and take advantage of the excellent facilities and entertainment options onboard as you sail.

Next morning after a good night’s sleep in your en suite cabin you’ll arrive into Holland refreshed and ready go. Simply drive off our ferry and onto the open road, where complete freedom and a fantastic holiday awaits you.

  • Daily sailings in both directions, 7 days a week
  • Price includes transport for yourself, your vehicle & en suite cabin
  • Travel with your vehicle or on foot
  • Easy access to Holland, Germany, Belgium, France & beyond​
​​​​"Being able to take our car across to Holland gave us so much freedom! The journey on the ferry was exciting for the children and it was a lovely family holiday."

The Kirks, Northumberland

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​​Travelling to Europe with us is not just a method of transport, it’s an enjoyable experience in itself. Our cruise ferries offer a range of leisure and entertainment facilities for you to enjoy as you sail.

And you can enjoy a good night’s sleep in your en suite cabin so you arrive rested and refreshed for your onward journey and your European adventure.


Arriving into port in IJmuiden, near Amsterdam, you'll find it easy to explore Europe. Excellent road links will take you all around northern Europe as you relax and enjoy the scenic routes.

It's around a 2 hour drive to Belgium and Germany​, and just over 3 hours to France. There are many exciting cities in easy reach such as Brussels (126 miles), Cologne (163 miles) and Lille (191 miles). Check out our driving distances page for distances to more major European cities.

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Holland is incredibly diverse, and its small size means it is an ideal driving destination. Along with buzzing cities such as Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam, there are many charming towns and villages to explore. Visit authentic cheese markets in traditional towns like Edam, Alkmaar and Gouda, or immerse yourself in the culture and architectural beauty of Haarlem, Delft, and Utrecht.

Visit our Holland travel guide



​Germany boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Europe. Travel south to Bavaria, home to traditional timbered architecture, majestic castles and stunning landscapes along the Danube or at the foot of the Alps. There's also the Fairy Tale Road, following the life and work of the Brothers Grimm, and many fascinating cities such as romantic Heidelberg, medieval Cologne or cosmopolitan Berlin.

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Not just home to fine chocolate and beer, Belgium is home to some of the most stunning architecture in Europe. Particular highlights are the Grand-Place in the heart of Brussels, the winding cobbled streets of Bruges and the beautiful St. Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent.

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There are many beautiful regions of France to drive through, such as the stunning countryside of Champagne-Ardenne, the sun-soaked Côte d'Azur or the rugged beauty of Brittany and Normandy. The abundant vineyards of the Loire Valley and Burgundy are another spectacular sight that should not be missed.

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We've teamed up with a number of excellent partners to give you the perfect holiday. No matter your destination, budget or travel plans, our varied travel partners offer quality accommodation in popular locations. Whether you're away with friends, looking for a fun family holiday or a more romantic break for two, you'll be able to relax and enjoy your holiday wherever you are.

​Ferry crossings to Amsterdam

Take a look at one of our T.V ads, showing you what our ferry crossings to Amsterdam have to offer!

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Prices are subject to availability. Prices shown are based on Sunday to Thursday departures in January to March & October to December. Credit card & telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions​ apply.​


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. ​​​