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 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.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Hook of Holland Harwich route is a car and 2 passengers.
Travelling by ferry on a motorcycle can be difficult at times, long waits on car decks sucking in exhaust fumes while you overheat in your road gear, slippery ramps and decks etc... but the crew had the few bikes on-board and off very quickly. On-board services were very good, the cabins well equipped, with a pulsing massage shower of which I made extensive use. The crew were friendly and efficient and menus varied and reasonably priced.
'Stephen' travelled Hook of Holland Harwich with Stena Line on Stena HollandicaRead More Read Less
This was a once in a lifetime trip for me. I had always wanted to take the trip across on a ferry as a child. I had read about the Stena Line and most recently about the Stena Britannica. I was able to fulfill my wish to take make the crossing by ferry on the Stena Britannica. It was a wonderful experience. I had a cabin at the bow which was spacious and well done. The dining experience in the Metropolitan restaurant was very nice as well. The staff all aboard the ship were very helpful and cheerful. Whether this is a once in a lifetime trip or a regular one, the ship and service were very good.
'Zubeir' travelled Hook of Holland Harwich with Stena Line on Stena BritannicaRead More Read Less
"Always a Pleasure"
We are a family of 2 adults and 3 small children. The family cabin is perfect for us. In the cabin, the bathroom and the public areas around the ship, you get the impression that everything is clean and kept up to date. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. The restaurant (Taste) is fairly priced and the food choice and quality good. Especially good for the night sailing is the fact that you are allowed onto the ship very early which gives time to eat and enjoy the facilities before the ship actually sets sail. On our way out (HvH-Har) we arrived a couple of hours early at the port to check in and were on the ship within 10 minutes. Having previously always used the P&O North Sea Ferries, I am a definite convert to Stena Line - there is no comparison!
'Patrick' travelled Hook of Holland Harwich with Stena Line on Stena BritannicaRead More Read Less
I was particularly impressed with children's playroom and the children's entertainment programme
'Robin' travelled Hook of Holland Harwich with Stena Line on Stena BritannicaRead More Read Less
The Hook of Holland, sometimes called De Hoek, is a town located in the west of The Netherlands. 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. There are many historical buildings in the town and walking tours are available which are a great way to explore the town and learn about its history. Starting at an information panel on the Blinkplein, there are signposts that guide visitors along the route. Notable attractions along the route are the 19th century light house, an 18th century farm and a 16th century mill. 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.
The town's ferry terminal has a few passenger facilities that includes a convenience store, and a cafe and bar. ferries using the harbour depart to Harwich in England. All ferries on this route have a shop, foreign exchange services and a casino on board.
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. The town lies on the North Sea coast and on the estuaries of the River Orwell and the River Stour. There is 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 takes in sites including the Electric Palace Cinema, Redoubt Fort and a number of museums and lighthouses. Located a short distance to the north of Harwich is the town of Dovercourt which has been settled since prehistoric times, and has a popular Blue Flag beach.
From the town's port, ferries depart to Esbjerg in Denmark and to the Hook of Holland. Passenger facilities in the terminal have been upgraded recently and 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.