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Ferry vs flying: car comforts

2016-10-21 | Ferry good ideas | No comments

Picture yourself heading through the chaotic time that is airport security having arrived for your flight three hours prior to its departure. Now imagine walking around spacious shops and restaurants as you please, having your own cabin and no luggage restrictions. We know which one we prefer. The hassle-free ferry travel with Stena Line offers…

The Hague in Autumn

Autumn in Holland (image gallery)

2016-10-14 | Have you seen this? | No comments

When autumn hits in Holland the Dutch landscape is transformed into bundles of leaves, beautiful sunsets and greenery. Check out our top 7 looks at Holland in the autumn: Autumn in Amsterdam: the Dutch capital is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the country’s history and culture. Arnhem’s waterways: Although Arnhem is a city,…


Hot Hotel Pick: The Student Hotel, Amsterdam City

2016-10-07 | Accommodation Amsterdam | No comments

Located in the south-eastern district of the Dutch capital lies The Student Hotel, a new form of accommodation which prides itself on being trendy and comfortable yet affordable. Its new hybrid hospitality design has a focus on genuine comfort yet still oozing that contemporary feel that early 20-somethings love. The Hotel encourages gu...

Camera Japan Festival 2016

CAMERA JAPAN Festival 2016

2016-10-03 | Events | No comments

If Japanese comedy is something that interests you or that you may be curious about, then get on one of our ferries to Holland and visit this year’s CAMERA JAPAN Festival which explores a diverse range of Japanese comedy.  Films, lectures, workshops and live performances examine the subtle to the ludicrously obscure, the traditional to the contemporary.  The festival runs…

World Maritime Day Stena Line

World Maritime Day | Shipping: Indispensable to the World

2016-09-29 | Events | No comments

Today, World Maritime Day is celebrated all over the world.  For 2016, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has chosen the theme; “Shipping: indispensable to the world”.  We couldn’t agree more considering that Stena’s fleet alone travels 270 times around the world, every year. Stena Line’s extensive route network in Northern Europe carries around ...

Record Store Amsterdam

5 Best Record Stores for Vinyl Buffs in Amsterdam

Like most people, I’ve always had a very keen interest in music.  Even from a early age I was collecting music and back in the 80s that even involved recording music from the radio on tape, highly illegal I’m sure, but it was the 80s, I was under 10, always the rebel wit...

Biking in Holland

Two Wheeled Odyssey, Hook of Holland to Amsterdam by bike

It was a dull dreary cold winter’s day in Central London when the post arrived at my office. The building security guard plonked the letters and magazines down on my table, moaned about the weather, nothing new.  As I flicked through the junk I noticed one that was addressed to me for a cha...

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Top summer camping hotspots in Holland and Germany

2016-08-16 | Budget travel Germany Green travel Holland | No comments

For those looking for a last minute summer holiday that won’t break the bank, a camping break in the Netherlands or Germany could be the perfect solution. A host of options are on offer all easily accessible with Stena Line’s Harwich to Hook of Holland ferries, from spots in quiet, quaint to beautifu...

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Hot Hotel Pick: Zoku Amsterdam

Located along the Weesperstraat is the newest hotel, Zoku Amsterdam, to grace the capital city. Zoku, Japanese for tribe and family, is redefining the hotel model with its work home/office hybrid design. The beautifully created rooms boast generous kitchen space, a study/work area, a comfy bed as well as fun social spaces. The social spaces,…


Alternative European beaches

This summer avoid the obvious, tourist-filled beaches and enjoy some alternative beaches with Stena Line.  There are a number of beautiful, lesser known beaches both in Germany and Holland all easily accessible from the Hook of Holland port. Below are five fantastic beaches where you can spend time cooling off in the sea!   Kühlungsborn Beach,…

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