Ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland (Rotterdam)

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All ferry operators have taken several precautionary safety measures to ensure a safe and comfortable journey for all, the latest of which is to recommend the wearing of face coverings where social distancing is difficult to practise. Some ferry companies still have restrictions on which travel routes are operational at this time. Information is changing daily, so please check back again if your preferred route is not operational.

The Harwich to the Hook of Holland ferry route is operated by Stena Line and is the shortest UK to Holland passenger ferry crossing. The Hook of Holland is located just 30 minutes from the centre of Rotterdam. You can choose from two sailings, one overnight and one during the day.

  • Standard prices: Car plus 4 passengers from £117
  • Foot passengers from just £40 one way
Harwich to Hook of Holland

Harwich Holland FerryThere’s never been a better time to visit Holland because you can take your car from Harwich to the Hook of Holland for under £60! As well as visiting Rotterdam the Harwich Holland ferry is ideal for getting to Amsterdam and other Dutch cities. Amsterdam is just a one hour and twenty drive away and both Rotterdam and Amsterdam can be reached easily by rail from the railway station next to the port.

The Harwich  to Hook of Holland crossing duration is just 6 hours 15 minutes, which makes it the shortest crossing from the UK to Holland. Sailings currently depart Harwich at 9am (10am Sundays) and 11.15pm and arrive in Holland at 4.45pm and 7.45am  local time. The return journeys depart the Hook of Holland at 2.30pm and 10.30pm(9.30pm Saturdays & Sundays) and arrive back in the UK 8pm and 6.30am local time.

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Onboard the Stena line ferry you’ll find many services aimed to provide you with entertainment whether you’re travelling by day or by night. There are two restaurants on-board, choose from the Metropolitan restaurant or Food City restaurant where you’ll be sure to find something to suit all ages and tastes. You can also have a drink in one of the two bars or catch the latest Hollywood blockbuster in the on-board cinema or even take advantage of a range of discounts and savings when you purchase goods at the Stena shop. Plus there is also free wifi available throughout the ship, so you can just find a place relax and catch up on some email, social networking, play games or dare we say it some work while you sail from the UK to Holland.

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Alternatively, you’re able to upgrade to the exclusive Stena Plus Lounge, where this area is a designated “quiet zone”, where you’ll enjoy complimentary beverages and newspapers.

If you are travelling on one of the overnight sailings then you’ll need include a cabin for your trip, in recent years Stena Line has improved cabins to suit singles, couples and families. All cabins have en suite facilities and new high quality mattresses ensuring you’ll enjoy a great night’s sleep.

Stena Line offers a high quality ferry service, so you can travel to Holland in style. There is no need to go through the hassle of the traffic on the UK to France routes and the extra time driving through France, Stena Line offers the quickest direct route to Holland and you’ll be able to relax whilst the ship does all the work.

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The ferry from Harwich to the Hook of Holland is one of the most historic routes between Britain and Northern Europe, formerly owned by the Dutch Royal Family before being bought by Stena Line in 1988.

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