Travelling to Amsterdam by ferry means you can take your own car—or bicycle! Ferries sail daily from Newcastle and Hull to Amsterdam and Rotterdam, and they can accommodate various vehicles or passengers travelling on foot.
For as little as £40, you can sail overnight to Amsterdam on a ferry with comfortable beds, quality food, and even a casino and cinema. You’ll be able to relax on the boat and arrive in Holland well-rested and with total freedom to explore Amsterdam and nearby cities like Rotterdam, Haarlem, and The Hague.
The Newcastle – Amsterdam route is among the most popular, with one overnight sailing daily. Each crossing takes approximately 15 hours 30 minutes and the price includes a vehicle and ensuite cabin. Foot passengers only pay £21 and there is an option to add a coach transfer (€6.50) from IJmuiden port to Amsterdam city centre. The DFDS vessels offer 4-person cabins, all-night entertainment including a casino and cinema, bars, restaurants, and a games room for children.
The 11-hour Hull – Rotterdam route is the quickest way to the Netherlands from the UK by ferry. The overnight crossings are offered daily and can accommodate cars, caravans, motorcycles, bicycles and foot crossings. The journey from Rotterdam Europoort to Amsterdam takes between 35-60 minutes from Rotterdam Centraal station by train and 90 minutes by car. P&O offers a coach service to the train station (£6.75) that must be booked in advance. P&O Ferries’ vessels offer entertainment and great food at La Brasserie.