Hook of Holland
Harwich
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Hook of Holland to Harwich Ferry

The Hook of Holland Harwich ferry route connects Holland with England. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Stena Line. The crossing operates up to 14 times each week with sailing durations from around 6 hours 30 minutes.

Hook of Holland to Harwich is one of three routes from Holland to England. Hook of Holland to Harwich is the fastest ferry route to Holland, with a distance of approximately 205km between Hook of Holland port and Harwich port.

The Hook of Holland port is well connected to the rest of Holland and the capital, Amsterdam is just a 1 hour drive away. Harwich port is a 1.5 hour drive from Cambridge and a 2.5 hour drive from England’s capital city, London. Foot passengers can take a train from Harwich International station to London Liverpool Street.

Foot Passengers and Passengers with vehicles are permitted on this route. Stena Line offers two types of crossings per day. The Hook of Holland Harwich timetable gives an option of a day or night sailing.

Hook of Holland Harwich 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.

During your trip Stena Line offers a variety of facilities onboard the ferry including entertainment, Duty Free shopping, cabins and more.

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Hook of Holland - Harwich Route summary
Departure Country Holland
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators Stena Line
Average Price £404*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 13
Average Sailing Duration 8h 1m
Fastest Sailing Duration 6h 30m
First Ferry 13:45
Last Ferry 22:00
Distance 172 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich?

The ferry crossing time from Hook of Holland to Harwich is approximately 6h 30m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich?

Hook of Holland to Harwich ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich is £405. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Hook of Holland to Harwich?

There is 1 ferry operator for Hook of Holland to Harwich and this is
  • Stena Line

How can I book ferry tickets from Hook of Holland to Harwich?

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Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich?

Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Hook of Holland to Harwich with
  • Stena Line

Can you take your car on the ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Hook of Holland to Harwich with
  • Stena Line

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich?

Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Stena Line

How far is Harwich from Hook of Holland?

The distance between Hook of Holland to Harwich is approximately 172 nautical Miles.

Hook of Holland Harwich Ferry reviews

  • "Professional and comfortable service"

    Staff very professional and facilities comfortable. I took a night ferry, the weather was windy so we arrived an hour late. This wasnt a,problem but having woken early for breakfast i was peeved to find the restaurant wasnt open for an hour due to the late arrival. I might have missed an announcement but the notice on the restaurant hadnt been changed to inform passengers.

    'Stena Hollandica' travelled on Stena Hollandica

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  • "Relaxing Travel"

    The crossing Harwich / Hook of Holland was perfect both ways clean and comfortable cabin. Smooth and efficient loading and departure.Staff helpful and polite.

    'Stena Britannica' travelled on Stena Britannica

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  • "Super trip"

    What a superb experience. Will travel with Stena again soon. l

    'Stena Britannica' travelled on Stena Britannica

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  • "Recommend "

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Hook of Holland Guide

The Hook of Holland, sometimes called De Hoek, is a town located in the west of The Netherlands and a popular ferry gateway to Harwich, England, a route currently operated by Stena Line. The town's name is a reference to its location in the south west corner of Holland, at the mouth of the Nieuwe Waterweg ship canal that eventually flows to the North Sea. The Hook of Holland ferry terminal has a few passenger facilities including a convenience store, a cafe and bar. The primary ferry route, taking you to Harwich, is run by world class ships boasting shops, cafes, foreign exchange services and a casino on board.

A popular visitor attraction in the town is the Coastal Defence Museum at Fort aan den Hoek Van Holland, which was built in the late 19th century to defend the newly excavated Nieuwe Waterweg against attack from the sea.

Harwich Guide

The town and port of Harwich is located in the English county of Essex and is the United Kingdom's second busiest passenger ferry port, with Stena Line operating the popular ferry route to and from the Hook of Holland.

Passenger facilities in the Harwich ferry terminal have been upgraded recently and now include waiting lounges, a bureau de change, cafes and restaurants. There is also an efficient and streamlined check-in system, significantly reducing waiting times for foot and vehicle passengers.

There is far more to Harwich than its port and there are many things for visitors to do and see. Popular attractions include the Ha'Penny Pier Visitor Centre on the Quay, where there are guided walking tours throughout the summer that take in sites including the Electric Palace Cinema, Redoubt Fort and a number of museums and lighthouses.

Which is better Hook Of Holland or Harwich?

Determining which is better between Hook of Holland and Harwich ultimately depends on personal preferences and specific needs. Hook of Holland offers beautiful beaches, scenic dunes, and the opportunity for outdoor activities like cycling and walking. Harwich, on the other hand, has historical charm with its old buildings, lighthouses, and maritime heritage. It also boasts attractions like the Redoubt Fort and Electric Palace Cinema.

Both Hook of Holland and Harwich offer a range of accommodation options, but Harwich may have a wider selection due to its larger size. Additionally, Harwich has more amenities and services available, including shops, restaurants, and entertainment options.If you are interested in exploring beyond the immediate area, Harwich is well-situated for day trips to other parts of England, such as Colchester or Ipswich.

How many days in Harwich is enough?

The number of days to spend in Harwich depends on personal preferences and interests. Harwich is a small town located in Essex, England, known for its rich maritime history and charming coastal scenery.

For a quick visit, one or two days may be enough to explore the town's main attractions. Highlights include the Redoubt Fort, a historic military site, and the Harwich Maritime Museum, which offers insights into the town's seafaring past. Visitors can also wander through the picturesque Old Town, with its narrow lanes, historic buildings, and quaint shops.

However, if you wish to fully immerse yourself in the town's atmosphere and explore the surrounding area, three to four days might be more appropriate. This would allow time for activities such as taking a boat trip along the River Stour, visiting nearby nature reserves like Lower Marine Parade Gardens, or exploring other nearby towns like Colchester or Ipswich.

In conclusion, the ideal number of days to spend in Harwich depends on individual preferences and interests. However, a minimum of one or two days is recommended to explore the main attractions, while three to four days would provide a more comprehensive experience of the town.


Hook of Holland to Harwich Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 27/05/2024 and 02/06/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Stena Line 13:45 20:45 7 hours Mon
Stena Line 14:15 20:45 6 hours 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Stena Line 22:00 07:30 9 hours 30 minutes Everyday
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