Day and night ferries
At Stena Line, you have the choice to make the crossing from Harwich to Hoek van Holland during the day or at night. Regardless of which departure you choose, you can always use the many facilities on board such as the restaurant and bar.
If you take the night cruise with the Stena Britannica you will leave at 10 p.m. local time and arrive in Hoek van Holland around half past six in the morning – the total sailing time is around nine and a half hours. The day trip with the Stena Hollandica departs from Harwich at 14:15 and arrives in Hoek van Holland at 19:45. The daytime sailing time is six and a half hours. There is also a night departure from Harwich at 23:00 and around 8 o’clock in the morning, the Stena Hollandica arrives in Hoek van Holland. During the day, the Stena Britannica departs from Harwich at 9 a.m. and arrives at a quarter past 5 in Hoek van Holland.
The cabins on board the Stena Line
During the crossing from Harwich to Hoek van Holland, travellers have the option to stay in an inside cabin which is equipped with two beds with boxspring mattresses, duvet and linen, a two-seater sofa with table next to the bed, a folding table, open wardrobe, satellite TV, telephone for internal use and a bathroom with sink, shower, toilet, towels, soap and shampoo. They can also choose to take an outside cabin at an additional cost. These cabins with a porthole through which you can look outside are, however, limited available on board and can, therefore, be sold out quickly. So make sure to book on time!
Travellers can choose from various cabins onboard Stena Line ships. They can choose the basic 1-person or 2-person inside cabin: these are the cheapest cabins on board. There are also special 1-person and 2-person disabled cabins that can be booked for people in a wheelchair. Do you prefer a view if you sail from Harwich to Hoek van Holland? Then you can choose an outside cabin which is available in a one, two, three, four or five-person variants. The three and five-person cabins are suitable for 2 adults plus one child or four adults plus one child. Do you want more luxury? Then there are the Comfort cabins which offer more luxurious compared to the standard and cheaper cabins.
Do you not want your own cabin? Then you can reserve a seat in the Stena Plus lounge where, in addition to the comfortable seats, you can enjoy free water and fruit juices, coffee and tea making facilities, fine red and white wines, various refreshments and daily newspapers and magazines.
The crossings from London to Amsterdam with Stena Line can be booked via the Stena Line website. There you can indicate your departure date and which cabin you want, then you will see the total price of your booking. Or simply and quickly compare all prices of ferries sailing between Dunkirk and Dover on the Direct Ferries website. That way you never pay too much for your crossing!
Ferry rates from London to Amsterdam
The standard rate for the crossing with Stena Line including car and driver starts at 69 euros for a single journey. 15 euros per passenger is added. The prices for the crossing including public transport (train + boat) start at €49,- per person for the single journey during the night cruise. If you opt for the day crossing, the prices start at 76 euros for a single journey. The prices include booking costs and surcharges. The tickets for the crossing can be booked via the Stena Line website.
For prices, the earlier you book, the cheaper it is. So be quick and you pay the cheapest prices.
From the Hoek van Holland to Amsterdam
From Hoek van Holland, travellers can easily find their way to Amsterdam via public transportation. There is a Hoek van Holland Bus Stop where Bus Line 711 frequently runs between the ferry terminal and the Schiedam Train station. From the Schiedam Train station, travellers can take the NS Sprinter and it is a one-hour 30-minute journey to Amsterdam Central Station. Depending on the NS travel plans for that day, there could be a stop at Rotterdam Central Station where travellers will have to take another train to Amsterdam.
There is also the possibility of driving from the Hoek van Holland to Amsterdam. Travellers have to take the A15 via Delft and the Hague to Alphen man den Rijn where they switch to the A4 to Amsterdam via Lisse and Haarlem. The drive is approximately one hour 10 minutes.
Note: Please note that these directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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