The Harwich Hook of Holland ferry route connects England with Holland. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Stena Line. The crossing operates up to 17 times each week with sailing durations from around 7 hours.
Harwich Hook of Holland sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Harwich Hook of Holland route is a car and 2 passengers.
"Harwich to Hoek van Holland"
A really pleasant experience for the whole family. Films on board helped pass the time for the boys aged 11 and 13 and you could also hire games and even a football or basketball to play on deck in the caged football area! Wind made that a bit difficult this time but a great idea. It was a very relaxing way to start the holiday and for those who need more rest you can also hire cabins when you get on board for a reasonable cost.
'Anonymous' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena BritannicaRead More Read Less
"Very pleasant trip"
We had a very pleasant journey once again. There's nothing to criticize-All went well!
'Anett' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena BritannicaRead More Read Less
"Stress free trip to Holland"
From arriving at the port in Harwich to disembarking in Holland this trip was completely stress free. I travelled with my 15 year old son and his friend and as soon as we got on board they discovered the basketball court and spent the majority of the sailing playing basketball. The ship never seemed overcrowded and the sailing on the way to Holland was so still that you forgot you were actually on the sea. Spending the majority of the time on the ship alone did mean that I often lost my seat if I went to get a drink etc. but I soon found another place to sit. The weather was lovely so I spent a lot of the time on the ships deck. Disembarking in Holland was speedy and even though this was my first time driving abroad I found the roads easy to navigate. I ate on the ship on both sailings and the food was tasty if slightly expensive. If sailing again I think I would chose to sail overnight as we did lose a day of our holiday. Far less stressful than flying and I will definitely sail with Stena again.
'Emma' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena BritannicaRead More Read Less
"Sailing Hoek - Harwich"
Great service again this year thank you. We went out on the night boat and came back by day. Although we booked some two months before it was pretty full and only the most expensive cabins left. So we treated ourselves. Journey back was fine with plenty of seating. Food excellent.
'David Williams' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena HollandicaRead More Read Less
Located in the English county of Essex, the town and port of Harwich lies on the North Sea coast, on the estuaries of the River Stour and River Orwell. Its proximity to the sea has resulted in the town having a well established, long history with both the military and merchant navy. In 1652 the town became a naval base and was heavily fortified with Harwich Redoubt, Beacon Hill Battery and Bath Side Battery. Containing many historic buildings, Harwich's old town has been declared a conservation area.
Harwich has also been home to some notable residents including Christopher Jones, the master and part owner of the Mayflower, the diarist Samuel Pepys was an MP for the town and Christopher Newport who founded Jamestown, Virginia, came from Harwich.
Ferry services from Harwich depart to Esbjerg in Denmark and also to the Hook of Holland. Terminal facilities include waiting lounges, shops, a bureau de change, cafes and restaurants. There are also local water taxi and ferry services from Harwich to Shotley and Felixstowe. The Port of Harwich also accommodates cruise ships that continue on to destinations in the Mediterranean, the Baltic Sea and beyond.
The Hook of Holland is a town located in the west of The Netherlands and lies at the mouth of the Nieuwe Waterweg Ship Canal that flows to the north sea. The town, which derives its name from its geographical location in the south western corner of Holland, is of significant historical significance. Its location meant that it was used by the Germans for its strategies that required the use of a harbour. However, aside from this it is a beautiful town to visit and has some lovely beaches with one sandy beach stretching from the town to Scheveningen, almost 18 km away. Along this beach visitors will find sand dunes and some designated cycle routes which makes the area perfect to be explored by bicycle. Visitors should be warned though as one section of the beach is used by naturists!
The ferry terminal in the town is operated by Stena Line who operate a ferry service to Harwich, Essex in England. The terminal facilities include a convenience store and a cafe and bar. All ferries have a shop, currency exchange services, an information desk, video lounge and casino onboard.