Celtic Fans Traveling to Utrecht by Ferry
Glasgow Celtic will play Dutch side FC Utrecht in the Europa League play-off on the 19th and 26th of August. They will play their first game at home before travelling to the Netherlands a week later.
For fans traveling to the game in Utrecht, you may be considering flying, but a cheaper and potentially much better way of travelling to the game is via ferry.
Scotland only has one ferry connection to mainland Europe, but a short drive down to Newcastle or Hull gives you the option of a further 3 ferries. The ferry departing from Scotland is from Rosyth (near Edinburgh) and takes you to Zeebrugge in Belgium, which is about 135 miles from Utrecht, it’s operated by Norfolkiline but this ferry is restricted to passengers to taking their own vehicle with them, but if you and 4 friends are traveling, then it may well be a great way to get to the game. All your ferry options are below.
Perhaps the best option for getting to to Utrecht and enjoying yourself on the way is the ferry from Newcatsle to Amsterdam, it leaves at 5pm each day from Newcastle and arrives the next morning in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is just 40 miles from Utrecht and can be reached easily reached from Amsterdam on the Train. You would need to get a hotel for at least one night as the ferry back home is at 5.30pm.
All of the ferries are equipped with en suite cabins as well bars, restaurants and on board entertainment. If there are 4 travelling it can workout at less than £30 per person each way, if you want to take your car over it will be slightly more expensive, but again if there are 4 traveling over then the cost is not that much per person.