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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,…

Fantastic offers on action-packed family holidays to Holland

2015-03-09 | Holland | No comments

Holidaymakers can now travel to Center Parcs in Holland with Stena Line by booking ferry and accommodation in one go. By booking the ferry and accommodation together through Stena Line, families can also save up t0 20 per cent on the overall price.  What’s more travellers can also save even more cash ...

Family fun in Hof van Saksen

2015-02-25 | Holland | No comments

Located in the Drenthe countryside – just two hour’s drive from the Hook of Holland, is Hof van Saksen, a real hidden gem perfect for families. Offering family friendly activities ranging from rock climbing and archery, to arts and crafts and cookery, there is something for everyone all year round. Parents can also unwind and…

Things to do in Holland

2015-01-17 | Holland | No comments

The beginning of the year can be a bleak period for many, however if you happen to be in Amsterdam this will definitely not be the case! There is a whole host of fun and interesting things going on for locals and visitors to take advantage of. The Future of Fashion is Now, Museum Boijmans…

Hot Hotel pick: Court Garden Hotel, The Hague

2014-12-18 | Holland | No comments

Want to stay in eco-friendly accommodation? Book a room at the Court Garden Hotel in The Hague. The first hotel in the Netherlands to obtain official green approval from the Minister of the Environment, the three-star eco-designated Court Garden Hotel uses Fairtrade and organic products – in addition to offering organic breakfast, d...


10 things to do in The Netherlands this December

2014-11-28 | Holland | No comments

If you are looking for ways to get into the festive spirit, here are 10 ways to celebrate in the Netherlands this December     Stena Line operates twice-daily six-hour return crossings between Harwich and the Hook of Holland, fares starting from £59 per person return from Harwic...

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Be enraptured by Holland with Stena Line

2014-11-18 | Holland | No comments

With Holland home to thousands of castles, we take a look at the most enchanting castles across the county. Stena Line operates twice-daily six-hour return crossings between Harwich and the Hook of Holland, fares starting from £59 per person return from Harwich with a car Alternatively Stena Line’s Dutchflyer rail-and-sail service al...

Pamper you pooch with Stena Line

2014-11-14 | Holland | No comments

Travelling with a pet from Harwich to the Hook of Holland with Stena Line couldn’t be simpler. It costs just £15 each way per dog, and owners can decide if they would prefer their pet to stay in their car or in one of the onboard kennels (must be booked in advance). Foot passengers must…

Ferry vs Flying: Christmas markets

2014-11-06 | Holland | No comments

With Christmas just around the corner, why not travel to one of the highlights of the Dutch Christmas calendar? Utrecht’s Christmas Fair, held in a medieval castle from 27-30 November, is a magical event, perfect for getting into the festive mood and, with Stena Line, visitors can do all the Christmas shopping they want without…

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