Set sail for one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals with this great Amsterdam mini cruise, and spend a day exploring the famous canals and pretty streets of Amsterdam, a city that combines historic charm with modern cool.
2 Night Amsterdam Mini Cruise With Full Day In Amsterdam
This fab Amsterdam mini cruise offer gives you a city break in one of the world’s most interesting cities for an amazing price, spending two nights on a cruise boat with a full day in Amsterdam to explore.
This great deal from Groupon gives you two nights on a cruise ship and a full day in Amsterdam, giving you accommodation and travel all in one for just £42.50 per person, as the offer is £85 for a two-person two-berth cabin. Groupon is a voucher site – your one voucher will be valid for both travellers. You can also choose to stay the night in an Amsterdam hotel and have a little bit longer in the city with this offer – that would be £198 for both people, or £99 each.
The cruise sets sail from Newcastle at 5 PM, bringing you to Amsterdam IJmuiden terminal at 9:30 the next morning feeling refreshed and ready for a day filled with sightseeing, with the boat departing again at 5:30 PM to bring you back to Newcastle on the morning of day three at 9 AM – effectively meaning that your two nights of accommodation and your travel to Amsterdam are covered in one fell swoop. You’ll be sailing with experienced cruise provider DFDS Seaways, who’ll ensure that you have a great stay. On-board facilities include various buffet and a la carte food options, along with live entertainment, cinema and casino and three well-stocked bars for a cheeky drink after your hard day of exploration. There’s even various shops on the boat if you’re feeling in need of some extra retail therapy after browsing Amsterdam’s chic boutiques – everything you could possibly expect from your Amsterdam mini cruise.
Amsterdam is well known to be one of the coolest cities around, as well as one of the most historic and best preserved in Northern Europe. Far more than it’s party reputation would have you believe, Amsterdam is a city full of stories to explore, from the tragically short life of Anne Frank at the Anne Frank House Museum to the occupants of renaissance masterpieces at the world-class and vast Rijksmuseum. To stroll through Amsterdam then is to stroll through the stories of the many people who have passed through this iconic city, gazing upon buildings and beautiful canals that countless others have looked at over the centuries. Modern Amsterdam is now a hub of Dutch cool, with interesting boutiques and cool cafes and eateries lining the historic grachten (the Dutch word for canals – Amsterdam boasts more than a hundred kilometres of canal so this word will soon become familiar to your on your Amsterdam adventure.) The touristy flower market is also worth a look, but try and get off the beaten track too with a wander in the massive Vondelpark, just a stone’s throw away from the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum on Museumplein, home of the iAmsterdam sign. Amsterdam’s oldest quarter is the infamous red light district, build around the Oude Kerk.
Far more than just a titillating stroll past sex shops and naughtiness, this area is one of Amsterdam’s most fascinating – try coffee and cake at the hipstery haven of a cafe attached to the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam’s oldest religious building, before heading down the canal to the interesting Our Lord In The Attic church, hidden in the loft of a renaissance town-house by a Catholic merchant during Holland’s religious persecutions. If you get a chance you should also try a Dutch pancake – sweet or savoury, these delicacies are a tasty treat to help fuel your explorations. For a great Amsterdam tour, the Guru recommends Hungry Birds Amsterdam, which lets you explore the city via it’s food, guided by the ever-enthusiastic Esther-Hanna and Zosia. Find out more in my article here. With so much to see and do, the Amsterdam mini cruise gives you a great opportunity to really make the most of this unique and amazing city.
- Amsterdam Mini Cruise: 2 Nights with DFDS Seaways only £42.50 per person, £85 for 2
- Travel dates: Dates available in June and September 2015, slightly more expensive in July and August 2015
- Length of stay: 2 nights, with one full day in Amsterdam
- Port of departure: Newcastle
- Port of destination: Amsterdam IJmuiden
- Itinerary: Amsterdam
- Provider: DFDS Seaways
- Accommodation: private 2 birth cabin
- Board basis: Meals not included, many options available on-board
- Price: only £42.50 per person based on 2 adults sharing, £85 for both