Ferries and cruises to Amsterdam, The Netherlands

As jazz musician Stefon Harris once said, "I love Amsterdam. The city is vibrant and alive. It’s fresh and so open."

And it is. Amsterdam is surprisingly open and spacious for a capital city, and as capitals go, Amsterdam has to be one of the most famous and fascinating in the world, along with London, Berlin, and Paris. It’s one of those places on so many people’s to go to lists, one of those places that must be visited, so why not do it? Why not experience this lively, exciting, yet beautiful place that has so much history and so much future?

Amsterdam is a vibrant city with an eclectic mix of culture. From tree-lined canals and over 40 museums to quaint cafés and restaurants, Amsterdam has it all.

Walk along cobbled streets and gaze over the canals and immerse yourself in the culture offered by this city. Better still, hop on a bicycle and explore endless possibilities.

There's plenty to see and do in Amsterdam. Whether you prefer art galleries and museums, sampling fine Dutch cuisine or cruising along a canal gazing at awe-inspiring architecture, Amsterdam has it all.

Shopping is fantastic in Amsterdam and diamonds are one of the best bargains to be had here.

If you feel adventurous you can explore other regions of Holland and beyond, including The Hague and Rotterdam. The Hague is located by the coast and is home to many foreign embassies. Rotterdam is perfect for exploring attractions such as the Zoo and Euromast.

Getting to Amsterdam

Ferry Routes

OperatorRouteServicesTravel TimePrice
Newcastle Amsterdam (via Ijmuiden) 1 daily 15½ hoursSee prices
Hull Amsterdam (via Rotterdam) 1 daily 10¾ hoursSee prices

This information is for reference purposes only. Journey times are approximate. Frequency is based on typical schedules. Schedules are subject to availability and weather conditions. Information correct at the time of writing.

Taster Cruise Ship Itineraries

Cruise lineTypical itineraryPrices
Southampton Ports such as AmsterdamSee prices
Southampton; Dover; Portsmouth Ports such as AmsterdamSee prices
Southampton; Newcastle Ports such as AmsterdamSee prices
Southampton Ports such as AmsterdamSee prices

This information is for reference purposes only. Information correct at the time of writing.

Top 3 Cruise & Ferry Deals

  1. DFDS Amsterdam mini cruise from £74pp
  2. Save up to 25% on Short Stay Trips to Ireland with Stena Line
  3. P&O Ferries Amsterdam mini cruise from £99pp
Tip: You may want to consider alternative routes between Hull and Rotterdam as well as between Harwich and Hook of Holland in addition to those listed above.

Planning a trip by ferry? You may want to check out my *very* detailed guide to travelling to Amsterdam by ferry.

Top tips when travelling to Amsterdam by sea

  1. You may struggle to visit everything you want to in such a short space of time on a mini-cruise to Amsterdam. Consider booking a hotel room when you book your mini-cruise and change a quick getaway into a longer holiday to Amsterdam.
  2. Consider taking your car or hiring a car to explore Amsterdam at your own pace rather than relying on public transport or taxi drivers.
  3. Book tickets on a hop-on-hop-off bus to easily get around or use the many trams available.
  4. If you are sailing on a mini cruise, pre-plan your time in the city carefully. You can read about what I got up to in one day in Amsterdam here.

Amsterdam's top 10 attractions

There's so much to see and do in Amsterdam you'll struggle to cram it all into your next trip to the city. Even so, here's my top 10 recommendations when visiting the city:

  1. Hop aboard a canal boat and tour the city's waterways.
  2. Visit the Rijksmuseum.
  3. Tour Anne Frank's House.
  4. Meander around Vondelpark, a beautiful park.
  5. Artis Zoo is always a favourite with the kids.
  6. Beer fans shouldn't miss the Heineken Experience.
  7. Open your mind at the NEMO Science Centre.
  8. Join a food tour and head to some of the best eateries Amsterdam has to offer.
  9. Visit a niche museum - and there are many to choose from covering a vast world of interests, including the Museum of Bags and Purses and the Amsterdam Pipe Museum.
  10. Take a peek through the Red Light District by day or night. It's world famous and an eye-opener.


Amsterdam is awash with places to see and things to do, which is why one short break often isn’t enough to get everything done (and why so many people return for a second, third, twentieth time once they have experienced a taste of what Amsterdam has to offer).

Anne Frank Museum

If it’s history you love, then there is plenty for you to enjoy here. First and foremost there is the house in which Anne Frank hid during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam during World War II.

This is where bravely she wrote her famous diary, keeping hidden for two terrifying years. Now a museum, it is possible to explore the house itself, and venture up into the infamous secret annexe, where Anne and her family lived in order to escape the persecution of Hitler and his army.

With film, photos, and expert historians answering questions, the Anne Frank House is an invaluable resource for those with an interest in history, and it has a heart breaking story to tell.

Tickets can be bought in advance. Please bear in mind, though, that some of the exhibitions may not be suitable for children under the age of 10. And there will be questions from the youngsters.

Jewish Historical Museum

This museum is full of fascinating insights into the culture and history of the Jewish people in Amsterdam.

With numerous cultural exhibits that change on a regular basis so that frequent visitors are often surprised that they still haven’t seen it all, this is the place to go that offers inspiring stories of bravery alongside terrible tales of disaster.

Not only are the exhibits (including paintings, books, religious pieces, and a children’s museum) tastefully and interestingly set out, but there are often events that take place here too.

From singers to writers, from photography to film, there is something for everyone, and whatever you choose to experience will be well worth the additional entrance fee.


The National Museum, or Rijksmuseum, is full of the heritage of Holland, and Amsterdam in particular. It’s been in Amsterdam since 1808, and during that time it has always managed to draw the crowds. In fact, I recommend that you get there early if you are going to visit, as it can get busy with over two million visitors a year.

Not only that, but there are 8,000 or so (I haven’t counted them all) objects on display here, so it’s a full day out if you plan to see it all. Luckily, the Rijksmuseum has a café, as well as a shop, so you can settle in and enjoy yourself without any distractions.

And it doesn’t matter whether you like your art, your literature, or your research (the Rijksmuseum is home to the largest research library in The Netherlands), as you can see it all here.

Van Gogh Museum

As the name suggests, the Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to the Dutch artist himself. With over 200 paintings and more than 600 drawings, this really is the only place to go if you want to immerse yourself in the tragic man’s beautiful, fascinating work.

Within the walls of this wonderful museum you will discover in-depth information about Van Gogh, see work you won’t find anywhere else, and find out how modern techniques (including X-ray) can teach us even more about the way the man painted his masterpieces.

Another popular tourist attraction for art lovers and fans alike, it is certainly worth purchasing tickets in advance.

If you prefer a different style of art, Rembrandt’s House is another exceptionally interesting place to visit. Not only will you see where the man worked and lived, but you will find experts on hand to show you how to work in his style.

Artis Royal Zoo

This is the place to visit when you’ve had enough of art and history, and want to see nature at its finest. The zoo houses an impressive aquarium, planetarium, and butterfly exhibit, as well as creatures both great and small.

Perfect for the kids, this attraction is a little different to the other places on offer in Amsterdam, and is ideal for when the culture and learning has become a too much for the day.

It’s easy to get to, even if it is a little farther out of the city than some of the other tourist spots – just catch one of the numerous (and cheap) trams that criss-cross Amsterdam, and you’ll be dropped off right at the door.


This is one of the three largest canals in Amsterdam. If you’ve ever seen tourists (or locals, come to that) cycling along a body of water in the city, the likelihood is that you’ve seen the Heregracht canal.

Famed for flowing through pretty and tourist safe areas of Amsterdam, it is possible to either walk along its banks and admire the views, or glide along it on a special guide boat. If you choose the former, you have the benefit of being able to stop at the numerous cafés and bars along the way.

If you go for the latter, you will have an expert guide informing you of the history and backstory of everything you can see. The choice is entirely yours.

And there's more...

Why not take in a bit of culture whilst in Amsterdam? Not in a museum, although they are plentiful and wonderful, but perhaps at the National Ballet or National Opera. Something new yet timeless, this would be an excellent way to spend an evening.

There is always something different on at both of these venues, and the way that the majority of visitors buy tickets is blindly (by which I mean they choose a date and book whatever happens to be on) which can make for an exciting adventure into the unknown!

If you are feeling a little homesick for you own capital city, why not pop into Madame Tussauds? Familiar yet pleasingly different, there will be faces you recognise as well as your own, and others who are new to you (the Dutch royal family, perhaps?).

You’ll find scientists and superstars, singers and sporting heroes, and to top it all off, it’s a lot less expensive to visit these waxworks than the London versions.


If you are travelling to Amsterdam by ferry and are looking to extend your short break with a hotel stay, you'll know that choosing a great place to stay in Amsterdam is a hard job.

It’s such a popular place for tourists to visit that local entrepreneurs have seized upon the idea and everything from pricey boutique hotels to budget hostels have sprung up on what seems like every street.

According to TripAdvisor there are over 340 hotels in Amsterdam. There’s a lot of choice and, depending on how much you want to spend on accommodation, what you want included, and what attractions or areas you want to be near, there is bound to be somewhere that suits you.

Amsterdam Budget & Great Value Hotels

For those who prefer to keep their spending money for the fun things in the city, when a hotel room is simply a place to sleep between adventures, then the budget Bastion Hotel Amsterdam Noord would suit well.

With a regular bus service that can be picked up right outside the hotel itself, it is easy to get to and from central Amsterdam, so you won’t be missing out, or spending half your holiday commuting. It may not be the prettiest of places, but with free WiFi, comfortable rooms, and a good breakfast selection, you’ll be ready to face the day with money in your pocket!

The Hotel Casa 400 is another pocket pleasing place to stay. It’s a 30 minute walk from the city centre (or you can hop on the Metro, which is just across the street), but for the minor inconvenience you can save money on your accommodation and still end up with a clean and comfortable hotel room.

To make things even better, the Hotel Casa 400 offers deals on the major museums in Amsterdam (including the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum) which can be booked in advance at the hotel reception.

For a more relaxed atmosphere, why not try the Brooklyn Hotel? Based in the NDSM docklands area, the views are stunning, and there are flea markets, a beach, and less ‘touristy’ things to do right on your doorstep.

However, if it’s Amsterdam proper that you want to visit, never fear – a free 10 - 15 minute ferry ride will get you there.

The hotel itself is full of modern amenities including massive rainforest showers and Nespresso machines in the rooms, which makes this hotel ever better value! Breakfast and dinner are both served in the hotel, and, if you are in a hurry to see the sights, you can even get your breakfast to go.

Family Friendly Hotels in Amsterdam

If you are looking for a family friendly hotel, there are plenty to choose from. The Hotel Agora is an excellent place to base a family break away, especially since it is within walking distance to many of the main tourist attractions (meaning you don’t need to worry about bundling children onto public transport).

This hotel has family rooms for up to five people, and they all have amazing views of either the Singel Canal or the hotel’s own well maintained gardens. You can also rent bikes from the hotel reception to really make the most of your time in Amsterdam.

The Rho Hotel is ideal as a base for a family to explore Amsterdam from. Centrally located, with many pre-bookable excursions leaving directly from the hotel, The Rho offers large, comfortable suites for up to four people to stay together. Rooms include all the most useful facilities such as hairdryers, TVs, fridges, and a safe.

The suites also have large living room areas for the whole family to relax in after a long day of sightseeing. Breakfast is included too, so you can start your day as you mean to go on, sampling fresh, local food. It’s near to the station, and just a few minutes’ walk from the major tourist attractions including The Anne Frank House and Madame Tussauds.

For the ultimate in family friendly places to stay, why not give the NH Amsterdam Centre a go? A little more pricey than some of the other family orientated hotels in the city centre, it does offer more facilities to make your stay that little bit more comfortable.

With suites or adjoining rooms for families, babysitting should you require it, mini room fridges, and special children’s menus in the restaurant, the NH Amsterdam Centre is ideal.

Luxurious Amsterdam Hotels

When you want to splash a little more cash on your hotel room, there are some truly gorgeous luxury boutique hotels in Amsterdam as well. Take the Seven One Seven for example. This stunning little (it only has nine well appointed suites) might be a little on the pricey side, but for ambience and comfort there aren’t many better.

With walk in showers, large rooms, some of the most comfortable beds in Amsterdam (so they say!), mini bars, free WiFi, and audio visual equipment to rival any duty free shop, this hotel is a true treasure.

You can even get a massage in your room should you wish to. The prices do include breakfast, but if you don’t fancy what the Seven One Seven has to offer then just take a stroll outside and you’ll find yourself right in the centre of the action, with plenty of cafés and bakeries to keep you going until lunch time.

The Amstel is a sensational looking building that might be mistaken for some kind of palace or grand museum. Luminaries such as Walt Disney, Audrey Hepburn, and our own dear Queen have stayed here, so if it’s sophistication and luxury you’re looking for, the Amstel is the place to be.

The hotel boasts 55 beautiful rooms plus an additional 24 suites, each one with a marble bathroom to really impress.

There are also many extra treats that can be booked through and with the hotel, such as a traditional afternoon tea, a canal cruise, or even an unforgettable anniversary package that includes pink Champagne.

Quirky Amsterdam Hotels

And for something a little different, there is always the Amstel Botel which is, as you may have guessed, a boat that doubles as a hotel. Fun and quirky with just the right amount of creature comforts and at a good price, this could be the floating hotel you’ve been waiting for.


Dutch cuisine may not be as famous as French or Italian, but it is certainly worth trying. Vegetable heavy, the Dutch food is tasty and healthy (in moderation!).

Famous dishes include poffertjes (buckwheat pancakes, often sold as street food), bitterballen (beef and broth mixed with herbs and spices and rolled in breadcrumbs. They are usually dipped in mustard and are great with beer), and stamppot (mashed potatoes mixed with vegetables with a smoked sausage on the top).

There is an abundant supply of restaurants, bars, and cafés all over Amsterdam to suit all tastes and budgets.

Singel 404, a trendy (yet fairly inexpensive) café by the side of the Singel Canal is a favourite with tourists and locals – especially students. Afternoons are incredibly busy, so it’s best to go there for a mid morning slice of cake and a fabulous coffee.

Sit in the gorgeously relaxed surroundings and enjoy one of Singel 404’s famous sandwiches. These big boys, known as broodje, are packed full of flavour and are well worth trying at least once (although it’s likely you’ll visit a few times during your trip to Amsterdam).

Poco Loco is the perfect spot for lunch or dinner. Whether you want Spanish tapas, Italian staples, or Dutch delicacies, Poco Loco has something for everyone.

Situated near the busy Nieuwmarkt, a fascinating place to do some bargain hunting, Poco Loco offers a relaxed dining atmosphere. If you’re not too hungry, there is also a bar area, and on Friday nights there is dancing until dawn! This is a great place for the budget conscious too, as the sharing platters in particular are excellent value.

For a family friendly meal, why not try the unique Kinder Kook Kafé? Not only is the food aimed at kids, but so is the whole experience! Those aged 5 to 12 can really get involved in the entire restaurant process, from taking orders, serving the food, cleaning up (of course!) and even cooking.

This does need to be booked in advance (unless you just want to pop in for a great meal, without any addition helping out), but it’s an unforgettable experience for the children. Who knows, it might make a chef out of them!

Restaurant Vandaag is another interesting place to eat. You don’t pay for your food here (it’s unlimited, and so are the drinks), but instead you pay for your stay. Choose from a meal time of two, two and a half, or three hours, and eat and drink whatever you want in that time.

The staff are excellent with children, and there are special children’s menus (which include baby food for the tiny ones). Not only that, but there is a children’s play area within the restaurant to keep the young ’uns entertained whilst the parents get their money’s worth!

If you prefer more high end dining, never fear; Amsterdam has many fine restaurants to choose from. De Kas for example, is a fantastically original place to eat that will leave you feeling both full and surprised. Why? Because De Kas (Dutch for ‘greenhouse’) not only serves fresh fruit and vegetables, but grows them too – in the restaurant itself.

The chefs not only cook the food but they grow it too, so they look after it, meaning that you get an extra special place of food from them. Beautiful, different, and delicious, De Kas is a one off.

Restaurant Greetje is the perfect place to enjoy real Dutch food, although these versions of the classics have been modernised and rejuvenated so that they are healthier, tastier, and absolutely first class. With friendly waiting staff who have excellent knowledge, and a wine list that goes on for miles, this could be the ultimate in Dutch dining.


Amsterdam is famous for its legalised prostitution in the Red Light District, or Rossebuurt, as it is known locally. Far from being seedy (unless that is what you are particularly looking for, of course!), the women working in the area see themselves as models, artists, and muses for the men and women who come to see them.

And it’s not just brothels and lap dancing clubs either (although there are plenty of those); there are museums that are dedicated to the history of eroticism and prostitution as well.

Sex shops abound, and the streets are never empty, but instead are full of everyone from all walks of life – mingle with the stag and hen parties, with the business tourists, with the honeymooners…

Enjoy the view and the ambience, and if you do want to get closer to the action, you can rest assured that whichever establishment you choose, it will be run efficiently and discreetly.

The other thing that Amsterdam has become well known for is its coffee shops. But don’t let the name fool you; if you truly want a cup of Java then head for a café.

Coffee shops serve something a little more intoxicating than caffeine – this is where you can buy marijuana perfectly legally. There are some rules, though, and they include not taking the weed away with you (if you are caught with it, you will get fined) and not drinking alcohol on the premises.

It’s easy to find a coffee shop in Amsterdam, since, although they are not allowed to advertise exactly what it is they sell, they do decorate their store fronts with white and green signs, and they will, if you ask at the counter, supply you with a menu that shows everything on offer.

The rule of thumb with the marijuana here is that the more it costs, the stronger it is, so if this is something you decide to do, be careful, especially if it is your first time. If you’re not sure, simply ask – it is in the coffee shop employees’ best interests to make sure you have a safe, enjoyable high!

For an great evening’s entertainment in Amsterdam, you could just enjoy one (or a number!) of the great bars and pubs that are all over the city.

Open until the early hours, Café Barco is a bar based on a ship, not far from the central station and offering 360 degree views of the city – lots of fun, something a little different, and it serves food too. Not only that, but there are often live bands playing, so you can eat, drink, and be merry all night long!

Bubbles and Wine is the perfect place for those who enjoy their bubbles. And their wine! With over one hundred and eighty different wines to choose from, this bar has gorgeous low lighting and sumptuous sofas to lounge around on until closing time (which is late, seven days a week).

It’s near to the city centre but situated on a quiet lane, giving the bar a quiet, relaxed feel. Not sure what to order? Try a flight of wine; three half glasses to tempt you. And don’t worry, the gourmet bites on the menu will keep you just the right side of sober!

If it’s cocktails that are your preferred tipple, then the elegantly named Hiding in Plain Sight (HPS) will be the ideal after dinner spot for you. There are the old favourites, combinations you’ve never dreamed of, and a knowledgeable and excitable staff who will mix you up something just for you.

Sit back and relax in the leather-sofa’d surroundings and, if the choice gets too much, just close your eyes and point at the menu; everything tastes wonderful, so you can’t go wrong!

Family travel

With Amsterdam’s reputation for being a fairly liberal city, it may not be the first place that springs to mind when you are looking for somewhere to take the whole family. But it’s not all weed, women and parties, and in fact, the city caters to children very well.

Whether it’s a day out at the zoo, some fun and games in one of the many parks, climbing in the specially designed outdoor areas, go-karting, bike riding, shopping, swimming, eating

Well, whatever it is you want to do, there will be a child friendly version of it. Good memories can be made for families on a trip to Amsterdam.

When to visit Amsterdam

The beauty of Amsterdam is that is doesn’t have an off-season. No matter when you choose to visit, you will be able to enjoy the ambience and excitement of the place. However, there are some special events at certain times of year that can make your stay even more fascinating!

In April is the biggest Dutch celebration of the year, Queen’s Day. If you want to celebrate in style, this is the time of year to come (not only that, but Amsterdam in the spring time is a beautiful sight to see!).

You’ll find a huge number of outdoor concerts and events, street parties, ‘free markets’ (where traders and the public can set up shop wherever they like to sell whatever they like!), face painting, street food vendors, and many other wonderful things to see and do. Remember to wear orange and you’ll fit right in!

In August Amsterdam celebrates Gay Pride with a fantastically colourful parade along all the canals. This is one of the most popular Gay Pride parades in the world, and for atmosphere and fun you can’t ask for more!

If you love Christmas then you’ll love visiting Amsterdam in December. The city gives itself over to the most wonderful, traditional, captivating Christmas market, and you can wander through the stalls sipping mulled wine and trying various sweet treats.

If you are feeling a little bit brave and a lot steady on your feet, give the ice rink a whirl. Buy your Christmas presents here and your friends and family will receive something absolutely unique!

Handy information

Where you will dock

The Passenger Terminal Amsterdam is a rather pleasant modern terminal building to the North East of central Amsterdam. It has a glass façade and is more akin to a venue than a terminal. Rather ingeniously it doubles up as an events space when not accepting cruise ship passengers - by day it is a cruise ship terminal and by night it's a bespoke venue that can accommodate 3,000 guests!

The Passenger Terminal Amsterdam is used by many major cruise lines including AIDA, Costa, MSC, Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, Holland America, Oceania Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Fred. Olsen Cruise Line, Thomson Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cruise and Maritime Voyages, Cunard as well as many smaller lines.

Another port favoured by many cruise lines and ferry operators is the Felison Terminal at Ijmuiden. The terminal building is simple in design though does feel a bit dated in comparison to the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. That said, it's an iconic building which has been given a nautical theme thanks to the porthole themed windows that adorn it.


DFDS organises a coach service to and from the city centre which is included in mini cruise bookings. If you take your car overseas then Ijmuiden is a short 40 minute drive from the city centre. Book here°.

P&O Ferries organises a coach service to and from either Rotterdam or Amsterdam city centre which is included in mini cruise bookings. If you take your car overseas then Rotterdam is around 1.5 hours drive from Amsterdam. Book here°.

Stena Line does not offer onward transportation for mini cruise bookings but a train station is located next to the port. If you take your car overseas then Hook of Holland is around 1.5 hours drive from Amsterdam. Book here°.

Nearest airport

Amsterdam has the rather pleasant sounding Schiphol airport which is about 13 miles (about 21 kilometres) from the Passenger Terminal in Amsterdam or around 18 miles (about 29 kilometres) from the port of Ijmuiden. This international airport is the gateway to many global destinations.

Nearest railway stations

The Passenger Terminal in Amsterdam seems to have been built with transport connectivity in mind (which is very refreshing). Almost on the doorstep of the terminal building is the Muziekgebouw Bimhuis tram station. A short but rather pleasant 0.7 miles (about 1 kilometre) waterside walk along De Ruijterkade takes you to the back entrance of the Amsterdam Centraal Railway Station.

The closest railway station to the port of Ijmuiden is Driehuis which is a considerable 3 miles (about 5 kilometres) walk. Unless you're a fitness fanatic a taxi would be recommended to get you to the station!

Stena Line offer a Rail and Sail package° from London to Amsterdam which includes train travel to Harwich from any Abellio Greater Anglia station, North Sea ferry transport, and travel to any Dutch railway station from the Hook of Holland. If you intend to travel as a foot passenger to the Netherlands this might work out as good value for you.

Getting around the region

When it comes to the choice of transport Amsterdam has pretty much every option covered. The most prevalent mode of transport is the bicycle and they can spring up on you without notice so you'll need to keep your wits about you.

Trams are also a popular choice with excellent links around the city. Buses and trains have a part to play in the infrastructure but these are fewer and far between.

Another great way to get about Amsterdam (if you've got a bit of time spare) is by canal boat. Amsterdam is often referred to as "the Venice of the North" thanks to its many canals so a trip on at least one canal boat is pretty much essential!


The currency used in Amsterdam is the Euro (€). 100 cents make up 1 Euro. Euro coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents and 50 cents coins. Euro bank notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500 values.

The exchange rate is currently around £1 equals €1.17. The rate you get when exchanging currency online or on the high street may differ to this rate as this figure comes courtesy of the European Central Bank. The foreign exchange rate may differ from this so it pays to shop around to get the most currency for your money

There are many foreign currency exchange companies around but whenever I convert money into Dollars or Euros I tend to stick to the better known companies. Travelex are a familiar presence on the high street and in airports.

How you buy currency is up to you but personally I prefer to pre-book online as I normally get a better rate that way. Similarly, some companies offer better rates if you convert more currency in one go.

Ferry Routes

OperatorRouteServicesTravel TimePrice
Newcastle Amsterdam (via Ijmuiden) 1 daily 15½ hoursSee prices
Hull Amsterdam (via Rotterdam) 1 daily 10¾ hoursSee prices

This information is for reference purposes only. Journey times are approximate. Frequency is based on typical schedules. Schedules are subject to availability and weather conditions. Information correct at the time of writing.

Taster Cruise Ship Itineraries

Cruise lineTypical itineraryPrices
Southampton Ports such as AmsterdamSee prices
Southampton; Dover; Portsmouth Ports such as AmsterdamSee prices
Southampton; Newcastle Ports such as AmsterdamSee prices
Southampton Ports such as AmsterdamSee prices

This information is for reference purposes only. Information correct at the time of writing.

Top 3 Cruise & Ferry Deals

  1. DFDS Amsterdam mini cruise from £74pp
  2. Save up to 25% on Short Stay Trips to Ireland with Stena Line
  3. P&O Ferries Amsterdam mini cruise from £99pp

Remember to read my guide to travelling to Amsterdam by ferry.


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