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DFDS has served Amsterdam in The Netherlands for many years, and was featured in the BBC Television series Triangle.   It may be recalled that elegant Tor Scandinavia and Tor Britannia operated a triangular schedule amongst Felixstowe, Gothenburg and Amsterdam.   Nowadays, neither triangle exists, but Scandinavian Seaways operates a service from Newcastle to IJmuiden (near Amsterdam) instead [very bottom].   It was started in 1995, using the famous Winston Churchill [below right] operating sporadic journeys during the summer.   Over the years, other vessels including Admiral of Scandinavia and King of Scandinavia [bottom left] have also served on the route.   Currently two ships Prince of Scandinavia [below left] and Queen of Scandinavia [below middle] operate a daily service from both sides of the North Sea.   Foot passengers can reach the North Shields terminal, which is several miles from Newcastle centre, by branded buses [bottom right] when ferries are in port.   Every day is a sunny day in Holland, apart from when it rains.
Photo Facts [top to bottom]
Winston Churchill at IJmuiden in May 1995.
Prince of Scandinavia at IJmuiden in April 1994.
Queen of Scandinavia at North Shields terminal in June 2003
King of Scandinavia about to depart IJmuiden in September 1996.
Arriva North East 3866 (W866PNL) at Haymarket bus station in Newcastle in April 2003.
Despite having a small beach (just round the corner in this photo) IJmuiden (pronounced "eye-mouden") is not a top tourist attraction.
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DFDS Seaways (Scandinavian Seaways)
History of Triangle TV series
See a clip of Triangle on the BBC website.   Who could forget Arthur Parker ?
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