Find a ferry to Holland
Take a ferry to Holland. Holland is a beautiful country, with it's traditional
images of canals, windmills and tulips complementing its new face as a
modern, cosmopolitan nation. Holland's liberal attitude, friendly people
and excellent food all go to make the country an accessible relaxing
holiday destination. Holland can be reached by ferry from Harwich to the
Hook of Holland in just 3 hours 40 mins, this makes Holland perfect for a
bargain short break.
It is easy to imagine The Netherlands as just Amsterdam, as that seems to
be everyone's city break when they come to Holland. The nation's capital city
is one of the most visually stunning in the world, where you can delve through
centuries of history onboard a canal boat or explore the array of excellent
museums. The nightlife in Amsterdam is legendary, the red light district
comes alive at night with clubs and bars and entertainment of every nature.
As far as food is concerned, there are a variety of excellent restaurants
that come very reasonably priced across the country.
Holland is far more than just its capital, with a string of impressive
cities including Arnhem and Rotterdam. Rotterdam is one of Europe's biggest ports,
there is plenty to do at night and the city is the perfect quieter cousin to
Amsterdam. It is easy to get a ferry to Rotterdam for a short break.,
The rest of the country, despite its accessibility, is comparatively
untouched by tourism. The west of the Netherlands is the most populated and
historically interesting region, home to a group of towns known collectively as
the Randstad (literally "rim towns"). It's a good idea to leave Amsterdam for a
while and investigate places like Haarlem and Delft with their old canal-girded
centres or The Hague (Den Haag) the stately home of the Dutch government with
its fine museums and easy access to the North Sea coast. Holland is a great
place for a short break, city break or a self drive ferry holiday.