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Amsterdam (IJmuiden)
Ferry Port Overview

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. Its name is derived from "Amstel dam" pointing to the city's origin: a dam on the river Amstel.

The city, founded in the late 12th century as a small fishing village, has grown to become the largest city in the Netherlands. This exciting city is known for its many canals with the elegant canal houses which have led to Amsterdam being called the "Venice of the North".

Amsterdam has a rich and diverse cultural heritage. Tourist attractions in Amsterdam are the Rijksmuseum, which features a magnificent selection of Dutch paintings from the Golden Age, the Anne Frank House in the centre Amsterdam where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary during World War II and Artis Zoo, the oldest Zoo in the Netherlands.

Amsterdam City Centre is only 30 minutes by tourist bus from the Felison Terminal Cruise Berth in IJmuiden where DFDS Seaways ferries dock.

Ferry Port Services
An unguarded car park is available in IJmuiden. Vehicles are left at the owner's risk.


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Book your ferry online and a booking reference will be sent to you by email. When you arrive at the port of departure present the booking reference number together with a photo ID and you will be given your ferry tickets.


Directions By Road

Take the A9 (travelling from Amsterdam, The Hague, Haarlem or Alkmaar) and turn off at the junction IJmuiden, Beverwijk (to A22). Follow the sign to IJmuiden and turn left at the traffic lights. Continue following the signs to IJmuiden. Please be careful to watch your speed. The limit is 50kmph and there is frequent speed control.

From the Pontplein (ferry to Velsen Noord/Beverwijk) follow the Kanaaldijk (Canal Dam) along the North Sea Canal (on your right hand side) and the sign to the NEWCASTLE. At the junction of Kanaaldijk and De Geul, follow De Geul, underneath the viaduct. You'll then arrive at the Dokweg. Follow the Dokweg and take the first road to the right (at the Shell station). Follow the Halkade which leads you to the Felison Terminal and the DFDS Seaways ship.


By Rail
In co-operation with a local Coach firm, DFDS Seaways provides a connecting Coach service between the Felison Terminal in IJmuiden and the Central Railway Station in Amsterdam. On days of departure the Coach leaves the Central Station at 16.30, 1 hours before ship's departure.

After the arrival of a DFDS Seaways ship the transfer departs from IJmuiden heading into the City Centre. The Coach stop in Amsterdam is opposite the Central Station, in front of Hotel Victoria, Damrak 1.

By Bus
As IJmuiden is a small village there are not many taxi's around. Also, they do not wait for the arrival of the ship. Taxis are rather expensive in Holland, a taxi from the port into Central Amsterdam costs approximately Euro 60 each way.


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Hotels in Amsterdam


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