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Christmas time in holland is a great time to visit

Christmas in The Netherlands

2016-12-09 | Holland | No comments

Why not travel to Holland during the Christmas period with Stena Line this year? One of the best times of the year to visit The Netherlands is of course Christmas.  Generally, there tends to be fewer tourists, so visiting the Christmas Markets, museums, art galleries and restaurants is much more relaxed affair.  The festivities kick off…

The Hague at Night Time

Alternative European city breaks with Stena Line

2016-12-02 | Germany Holland | No comments

Alternative city weekend breaks are now easier to do than ever before with Stena Line. Take the most direct route to the Netherlands and Germany from the south east of England by hopping onboard a day or overnight sailing from Harwich to the Hook of Holland. Stena Line offers twice-daily, seven hour return ...

Record Store Amsterdam

5 Best Record Stores for Vinyl Buffs in Amsterdam

2016-09-15 | Live Like a Local | No comments

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...

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...

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,…

Holland's Hottest Beaches

Holland’s Hottest Beaches

2016-07-27 | Holland | No comments

When you think about beach holidays, you don’t necessarily think about Holland, but surprisingly, there is a great selection of beaches along the Dutch Coast ranging from your very own secluded sandy paradise in De Kwada Hoek to busy entertainment-packed beaches in The Hague and further north in Noordwijk. If you are heading to Amsterdam…

tulips

Land and water: touring the Low Countries

2015-03-24 | Holland | No comments

This is a tale of land, wind and water that started from the moment we embarked on the ferry from Harwich in England. From high up on the deck of Stena Britannica, our ferry to Holland, the historic port of Harwich looks like a toy landscape on its promontory amid a ...

Enjoy some flower power this Spring

2015-03-20 | Holland | No comments

Today kicks off Keukenhof Spring Garden, home to Europe’s largest and most beautiful display of horticultural exuberance, featuring millions of daffodils, fragrant hyacinths and more varieties of tulips than imaginable! Every year the garden attracts thousands of visitors and this year will be no exception. With 2015 marking the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death,…

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