There are two DFDS Seaways bus departures for each sailing; the first one leaves at 14:45 and the second leaves at 15:45, 1 hour 15 minutes before departure. Book in advance or pay the driver when you board.
2 nights onboard in an en suite cabin
Coach transfers to & from Amsterdam
Up to 5 hours in Amsterdam
Free live entertainment onboard
So trendy arty stuff ...
... or just plain weird!
This blog has only been a taster of the variety of IJ crossings (extending along the North Sea Canal). Fascinating and well worth further study.
But, fbb, you haven't told is about tolls and fares.
That is because there aren't any. All the tunnels are free and ALL THE FERRIES ARE FREE for foot passengers; which might explain why they are so popular. On the car ferries, your motor will go for €1.20.
And fbb hasn't told you about the "Flying Ferry", a hydrofoil service between Velsen and Amsterdam ...
... because it ceased running in 2014. Pity, that would have been extra specially special. So to conclude this blog, enjoy a ride on the Hempont Ferry and watch the Connexxions hydrofoil whizz past.
fbb last visited Amsterdam in 1959 with hs father who was on a business trip. He was there for one night and can only vaguely remember a ride from the hotel by taxi to Centraal Station. Of course much of this infrastructure had not been built then or was much more primitive.
But there were oodles of trams. And there still are.