Holland: Visit the country after your ferry crossing
The Netherlands is a popular European destination for ferry travellers. With ferry ports in cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Hook of Holland, it is easy to travel to and from the Netherlands by ferry.
When travelling by ferry to the Netherlands, it is important to know which port you will be arriving or departing from. Amsterdam is a popular port for ferries from the UK, while Rotterdam and Hook of Holland are more often used for ferries from Scandinavia or Germany.
Once you have disembarked, there is plenty to see and do in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is of course famous for its canals, museums and lively nightlife. Rotterdam is a modern and vibrant city, with many contemporary buildings and fine restaurants. And don't miss the famous tulip fields at Keukenhof.
As well as natural beauty and bustling cities, the Netherlands also has a rich culture and fascinating history. Learn about the country's history at the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, or visit the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam to learn more about the country's maritime history.
If you want to explore the Netherlands by ferry, there are several ferry companies that serve the country. DFDS Seaways, Stena Line and P&O Ferries are some of the most popular ferry companies. Popular ferry routes include Newcastle - Amsterdam, Hull - Rotterdam and Harwich - Hook of Holland.