Mini Cruises To Amsterdam

Mini Cruises To Amsterdam 2024/2025




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Mini Cruises To Amsterdam

Amsterdam has become synonymous with a short break. Close enough to the UK that you don't have to spend long hours on a flight, but far enough away to know that you'll be able to enough a different city and culture, and a mini cruise to Amsterdam is the perfect way to experience it in 2024 and 2025.

Travel by foot or by car from the UK and enjoy a two night break to Amsterdam, spending both nights onboard the DFDS or P&O ferry and enjoying a few hours seeing the sights and sounds of Holland's biggest city.

Popular Cruise Companies To Amsterdam

DFDS Seaways

DFDS Seaways


P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises


MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises


Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line


Amsterdam Mini Cruise Guide

From The UK

From Newcastle

Travelling from Newcastle the mini cruise by DFDS ferry to Amsterdam departs in the early evening from North Shields port, allowing you to enjoy the onboard facilities before retiring to your cabin for a good nights sleep in preparation for your time in Amsterdam.

The next morning, the coach transfer will take up to 40 minutes from the port into the city where you will have up to 5 hours to discover more about Amsterdam before heading back to the ship for the cruise back to Newcastle.

From Hull

From Hull the P&O ferry departs in the evening, arriving into Rotterdam's Europoort the next morning. From here you can take the coach transfer into Amsterdam, exploring the museums and canals during the day, before the late afternoon coach transfer takes you back to the port for your cruise back home.

From Southampton

While the above are more overnight cruise ferry style services, you can also enjoy a longer, more typical cruise ship to Amsterdam from Southampton, with great dining options, lots to do and plenty of live entertainment onboard. You'll also have a choice of excursions that you can book on (at an extra cost), so that you can spend the day exploring, check out the local culture, or simply grab a bike an cycle along the many canals. They also provide coach transfers if you want to spend the day in this beautiful city at your own leisure.

3 Or 4 Night Cruise Breaks To Amsterdam

Fancy a slightly longer cruise break? Why not take the overnight mini cruise to Amsterdam followed by one or two nights in a hotel so that you can spend more time in Amsterdam without needing to rush about, trying to cram everything in before the cruise home? Or perhaps a 3 or 4 night mini cruise to Amsterdam, spending all nights onboard the ship might be a better option (no need to unpack repack again, right?)

Alternatively, try out a full cruise with P&O from Southampton, taking in other European cities like Bruges? These cruises are well equipped for holidaymakers being a cruise ship rather than a ferry and can offer 3 night mini cruise breaks to Amsterdam.

To book a longer mini cruise break, simply visit DFDS and choose the dates you need, then book your hotel separately, adjusting the number of nights you want to stay in the city. Don't forget that the mini cruise will have overnight accommodation provided each way to Amsterdam. Check out our latest hotel offers in Amsterdam.

2 For 1 Cruise Deals To Amsterdam

Occasionally cruise and ferry companies like P&O and DFDS may have a 2 for 1 offer on selected Amsterdam mini cruises, meaning when two travel together, you only need to pay the price of one person, which starts at £85 per couple for a two night break. For more details check out our dedicated 241 mini cruise offers page.

Amsterdam Mini Cruise By Foot

The mini cruise is perfect for those on foot, without a car. Head to the check-in at Newcastle or Hull terminals and board the ferry by foot. Enjoy your overnight stay on the way to the Netherlands before taking the coach transfer from the port into Amsterdam city centre. It's easy to use and perfect for those who don't want to be restricted by a car.

If you are taking a cruise ship rather than the DFDS or P&O ferries, you will be able to check-in by foot at the passenger terminal in Southampton's cruise port with excursions by coach in each destination you visit.

Things To Do In Amsterdam

Amsterdam is full of loads of fantastic things to do from the weird to the wonderful. Here are a few of our favourites:

Van Gogh Museum

Even if you aren't a big art fan, the Van Gogh Museum is a stunning collection of artwork from the renowned painter. Located in Museum Square, you can easily spend the morning here before enjoying a lovely walk through Vondelpark.

Canal Boat Trip

Sightseeing by boat is a must, even if just for an hour. Seeing the city from the water is a relaxing and fun way to learn more, taking an organised boat trip or even hiring your own self-drive boat.

Anne Frank's House

The Anne Frank House, located on Prinsengracht is a fitting tribute to the teenage diarist, who documented her way of life during World War II. Book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment as it can get very busy, especially in the summer months.

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