Take a coach and 20 or more passengers on our route from Newcastle to IJmuiden, near Amsterdam, and your driver and coach travel free. Coach travel is an enjoyable and great value way to visit Europe and with DFDS it’s even easier.​

  •  Daily, overnight sailings, departing at 17:30
  • Coach travels free with bookings of 20+
  • Free sole-occupancy en suite cabin for your driver
  • Free evening meal & breakfast for your driver
  • Dedicated booking team


    Travelling by coach to Europe is the best way to see the sights: no waiting around in airports, no delayed trains.

    Book a group of 20 or more and your coach will travel for free, plus you’ll be given a free en suite cabin for the driver, who’ll also enjoy a complimentary breakfast and all-you-can-eat buffet dinner to help keep them refreshed and rested for the journey ahead.

    Gateway to Europe


    Taking your coach across to Europe from the UK is a great way to explore the continent and, thanks to our daily, overnight ferry crossings, it’s convenient and great value. Best of all you can enjoy the beautiful landscape as you drive leisurely to your destination. A ferry to Holland gives convenient access to the Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium, as well as further afield to Scandinavia and eastern Europe.

    Shopping onboard


    We firmly believe that our guest’s holidays begin the moment they set foot onboard our ferries. We aim to please, and offer a variety of bars, shops and other facilities to keep everyone entertained throughout their voyage with us.

    Lounge in comfort, or enjoy some live music and entertainment in a fun and friendly atmosphere at our onboard bars, with a resident band and acoustic troubadour to entertain.

    We also have a range of interactive quizzes, bingo and more and even a Kidz’ Club where your little buccaneers can meet our mascot, Jack the Pirate, whilst playing and having fun with the free children’s entertainer.

    Eating onboard


    Our 5 eateries mean all passengers are sure to find something they love on our ships. Guests can head to the 7 Seas all-you-can-eat world-food buffet, with over 80 dishes from all corners of the globe, or sample the à la carte menu at the Blue Riband restaurant.

    Alternatively, they can tuck into juicy steaks served still-sizzling at the Explorers Steakhouse, expertly cooked by our skilled chefs. We also have Little Italy, which offers a range of pizza and pasta dishes, from traditional Mediterranean classics to more family-friendly fare. The Lighthouse Café offers snacks and hot and cold drinks, and passengers can also purchase a hot and cold breakfast buffet in the morning to start the day off in the right way.

    Driving Distances 

    Open up Europe to your party when you sail on our ferry to Holland from Newcastle. With popular European cities and holiday destinations an easy drive away, Holland is the ideal location to start a journey into Europe. 

    Distance: ​Estimated time:
    ​Brussels​139 miles​2 hours 24 mins
    Hamburg  ​306 miles​4 hours 44 mins
    ​Paris​328 miles​5 hours 28 mins
    ​Berlin​427 miles​6 hours 34 mins

    Distances from Copenhagen, Denmark port to:
    Distance:Estimated time:
    Gothenburg​169 miles​3 hours 14 mins
    ​Hamburg​207 miles​4 hours 7 mins
    ​Aalborg​257 miles​4 hours 22 mins
    Berlin​272 miles​5 hours 22 mins
    Distances from Oslo, Norway port to:
    Distance:Estimated time:
    Kristiansand ​200 miles​3 hours 53 mins
    ​Stavanger​283 miles​6 hours 33 mins
    ​Bergen​310 miles​6 hours 46 mins
    Tromsø​1022 miles

    ​21 hours 55 mins

    Please note distance and times based on Google maps. ​

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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 as Europe's and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator in the 2015 World Travel Awards. We've won these awards for 5 years running.​