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Ferries from England to Holland

With a choice of 3 different routes, the North Sea ferries from England to Holland can be an affordable and time-saving alternative compared to driving to Kent and crossing between Dover and Calais.

For those in the North of England and from Central or Southern Scotland, the North Sea ferry routes between Newcastle and Amsterdam or Hull and Rotterdam are a convenient way of reaching The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Poland.

Or, if you live a little further South, the route from Harwich to Hook of Holland is another great option.

With overnight options taking between 8 and 15 hours or a daytime route from Harwich taking around 7, you’ll arrive fresh at your destination and ready to begin your onward journey.

Row of cars waiting to board the car ferryNewcastle – Amsterdam (Ijmuiden)

  • Ferry operator: DFDS
  • Duration: Around 16 hours
  • Crossing time (out): 17:00 – 09:45
  • Crossing time (return): 17:30 – 09:15

Hull – Rotterdam

  • Ferry operator: P&O Ferries
  • Duration: Around 11 hours
  • Crossing time (out): 20:30 – 08:30
  • Crossing time (return): 21:00 – 07:30

Harwich – Hook of Holland

  • Ferry operator: Stena Line
  • Duration: 7 hours (daytime), 9 hours (overnight)
  • Crossing time (out): 09:00 – 17:15, 23:00 – 08:00
  • Crossing time (return): 14:15 – 19:45, 22:00 – 06:30

* Crossing times correct at the time of writing.

England – Holland Ferry FAQs

Where is the DFDS terminal at Newcastle?

The DFDS terminal at Newcastle is located to the east of the city at the Port of Tyne. Put the postcode NE29 6EE in your sat nav and follow the car ferry signs when you reach the port.

DFDS Newcastle Terminal – View Larger Map

Where is the DFDS terminal at Amsterdam?

The Amsterdam terminal is located at Ijmuiden, around a 30 minute drive to the west of the city. The address for your sat nav is Sluisplein 33, IJmuiden, 1975 AG.

DFDS Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) Terminal – View Larger Map

Where is the P&O Ferries terminal at Hull?

The P&O Ferries terminal at Hull is located just a short 10 minute drive to the east of the city at King George Dock. Put postcode HU9 5PS in your sat nav.

P&O Ferries Hull Terminal – View Larger Map

Where is the P&O Ferries terminal at Rotterdam?

The Rotterdam terminal is about a 30 minute drive to the west of Rotterdam. The address is Luxemburgweg 2, 3198 LG Europoort Rotterdam.

P&O Ferries Rotterdam Terminal – View Larger Map

Where is the Stena Line terminal at Harwich?

For the Harwich Stena Line ferry, we would advise using postcode CO12 4SB and then following the signs on arrival at the port area.

Stena Line Harwich Terminal – View Larger Map

Where is the Stena Line terminal at Hook of Holland?

The Hook of Holland ferry terminal is located close to The Hague and Rotterdam – around a 30 minute drive from both. The address is Stationsweg, 3151 HS, Hoek van Holland.

Stena Line Hook of Holland Terminal – View Larger Map

How soon do you have to check in for the ferry?

For the overnight crossings, you’ll need to check in at least 90 minutes before the departure time.

Do I Need a Cabin?

Generally, yes. Cabins are compulsory for overnight crossings and the cost is included in the ticket price. For the daytime Harwich to Hook of Holland crossing, a cabin is optional and available from around an extra £25.