Taking your car or other vehicle across the North Sea from Newcastle to our port in IJmuiden, near​ Amsterdam is the perfect way to open the gateway to Europe. Explore at your own pace, with popular holiday areas in Holland, France, Belgium, Germany and beyond within easy reach.

  • Daily overnight crossings
  • Price includes transport for your vehicle & private en suite cabin
  • No baggage restrictions
  • Excellent onboard facilities & live entertainment

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Travel in 2017


"As always travelling on DFDS Seaways is a great pleasure. The commodore ​ca​bins are excellent and the food very exciting.​" Mr & Mrs James, Tynemouth​

convenient gateway to europe

Convenient Gateway To Europe

Taking your vehicle on the ferry from Newcastle to Holland means you can explore mainland Europe as you please, with convenient motorway links through Holland, Belgium, Germany and France, among others.

Once you arrive in IJmuiden port near Amsterdam, you are within a short drive of some of Europe’s most famous sights and cities. You can get to Rotterdam in just under an hour, Brussels and Bruges​ in under 3 hours or Cologne and the Rhine Valley in about 3 hours. All of this makes a ferry to Holland the perfect way to explore Europe at your own pace.

Destination guides

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Onboard Entertainment

Our onboard facilities include bars, restaurants, a cinema, a casino, shops, a children’s play area and much, much more.

Whether you would rather enjoy live music in our cool, laid-back Navigator’s Pub, dance the night away in the Columbus Club, browse the shops or catch the latest Hollywood blockbusters at the cinema, the range of options available to you means that your holiday starts as soon as you drive onboard. There are also outdoor deck areas for you to explore and embrace the fresh sea air and wonderful views.

Onboard facilities

onboard entertainment

Delicious range of cuisine

Tuck into a sautéed ribeye steak prepared exactly how you like them at our Explorer’s Steakhouse, dine à la carte at the Blue Riband, enjoy a traditional Italian dish at Little Italy or sample great food from all corners of the globe at our 7 Seas all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant. We also have an extensive hot and cold breakfast selection and a cafe serving snacks, pastries and hot drinks. Book your meals in advance for extra convenience and you can save compared to booking when you get onboard.
delcious range of cuisine

Spacious en suite cabins 

Get a good night’s sleep as you cross the North Sea in your private, en suite cabin. All cabins come with linen, towels and air conditioning as standard. Our standard cabins offer both inside and sea view options, and there are economy cabins for those on a budget. If you'd like to travel in style, then for an extra cost you can upgrade to one of our premium Commodore or Commodore De Luxe cabins.

Our cabins

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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.​


We are Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2017 & the World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2017!​​