Freight ferries to Ijmuiden

Freight ferries to Ijmuiden take visitors within reach of Amsterdam from Newcastle in north-eastern England, UK. This route is a better alternative than going from Hull to the Hook if your ultimate destination is the Dutch capital, although there are fewer sailings with the former.

DFDS Seaways runs daily freight ferries to Ijmuiden, with a departure time of 18:00 and a sailing time of 15 hours. The ferries are well equipped and come with snack bars and caf├ęs, shops and side attractions, and also the chance to have a stroll around the deck.

In addition, there are also business facilities on the ships as well as wheelchair accessibility. The facilities in the terminal at Ijmuiden Ferry Port are not quite as good as those onboard, although you can enjoy snacks and hot and cold drinks. There is also a tourist information booth after freight ferries to Ijmuiden, while the contact number for the Amsterdam Port Authority is +31 20 6221 515.

The town of Ijmuiden itself is quite interesting and a world apart from nearby Amsterdam. It has a good variety of shops and eateries; the latter of which are renowned for their tasty seafood. The main draw, of course, is the nearby capital and it is just a 30-minute taxi or bus ride away.

Freight ferries to Ijmuiden run year round and they can be booked online, which saves the hassle of having to call up or head down to an agent. You will often find you can make great savings using this method of booking ferry tickets.

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