|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
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.