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Amsterdam IJmuiden to Newcastle / Newcastle to Amsterdam IJmuiden7 crossings weekly16 hr 45 min
Ferries from Newcastle in Tyne and Wear, north east England go to Amsterdam in Holland and are operated by DFDS Seaways. These can be booked through AFerry.
Ferries to and from Newcastle
You will find all DFDS Seaways ferries offer the highest standards of comfort and all the on board facilities you could possibly dream of. You can choose from several different cabin types to suit your needs or choose a luxury one if you want to treat yourself.
Newcastle port facilities
The Newcastle ferry terminal offers excellent facilities which include a cafe, Bureau de Change, bar, shop, ticket sales and enquiries, games arcade, hot & cold drinks vending machines, baby changing facilities, disabled access and toilets.
There is an Esso Service Station about a mile to the north in Front Street, Chirton, open 24 hours a day. Outside the main ferry terminal there is a secure car park, which is payable upon entry by either cash or cheque. Contact 0191 293 6263 for more information.
Getting to Newcastle
DFDS Seaways' ships sail from the International Ferry Terminal, Royal Quays, North Shields which is situated approximately 8 miles east of Newcastle City Centre and is signposted with the "International Ferry" symbol.
From the City Centre: Take the A1 towards Morpeth and then the A19 towards the Tyne Tunnel. On Approach to the tunnel, follow the International Ferry symbol onto the A187 towards North Shields. Continue along this road to the roundabout, take the second exit to the International Ferry Terminal, Royal Quays.
Passengers from the North: Head for the Tyne Tunnel via the A19, then follow directions as above. Passengers from the South: Approach via the A19 towards the Tyne Tunnel. Once through the tunnel join the A187 and proceed as above.
Please Note: Drivers approaching from the South should allow extra time during the summer months when the tunnel can be extremely busy.
Approximately 20 minutes away from the ferry terminal, in Neville Street, you will Newcastle Central station, which is well connected with the rest of the UK. There is a connecting bus service (shuttle bus no. 327) to the ferry terminal that departs 2 hours 30 minutes, and 1 hour 30 minutes prior to every ferry sailing. The fare is paid to the driver.
Close to the Central Railway Station you will find Newcastle Coach Station. Here you can take a shuttle bus to the ferry terminal.
The city was founded by the Romans. They built the first bridge over the River Tyne and named it Pons Aelius. In the 19th century Newcastle became the forefront of the industrial innovation. Nowadays it is the the forefront of technical innovation, leisure and culture.
Wander down to the transformed waterfront, the Quayside, now lined with stylish hotels, designer bars, restaurants and public art. The Gateshead Millennium Bridge, a work of art in itself, arches across the Tyne to link the City to Gateshead Quays and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.
Royal Quays, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE29 6EE, United Kingdom