Hook of Holland
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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 Ferry reviews

  • "A very good crossing with very good service."

    My wife and I enjoyed a very good crossing from Hook of Holland to Harwich and return. The cabin facilities were very good, the facilities onboard were very good and the service was very good. We would definitely repeat the crossing again given the opportunity.

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  • "Fantastic flexi service"

    The customer service team were brilliant, literally client have been more helpful 

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  • "Smooth crossing "

    Another smooth crossing on a clean ship . Can’t fault the service , travelling regular for work . 

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  • "Amazing service and enjoyed "

    5 stars

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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.

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