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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 www.stenaline.co.uk/ferry-to-holland. Alternatively Stena Line’s Dutchflyer rail-and-sail service al...

Pamper you pooch with Stena Line

2014-11-14 | Holland | 1 Comment

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…

Hotel review: Beaumont Hotel

2014-09-29 | Holland | No comments

If you are looking for a beautiful, centrally located hotel with friendly staff and an incredibly good restaurant, then Beaumont Hotel in Maastricht is right up your street. Situated in “Petit Paris” the elegant district of Wyck of Maastricht, Beaumont Hotel is within easy reach of the centre and many attractions like the Stadspark, Markt or…

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Autumn in Holland

2014-09-22 | Holland | No comments

  Why not enjoy an autumn break in the Netherlands. 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.  Fares for Stena Line’s dutchflyer rail and sail tickets start from £39 one-way, including Harwich-Hook of Holland crossing and onwards rail…

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Events in Holland: October

2014-09-08 | Holland | No comments

Netherlands Film Festival, 24 September 2014 – 03 October 2014 Watch a large variety of Dutch movies at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht. From very famous to truly obscure and from features and documentaries to short films and TV productions: over 150,000 people watch more than 400 long and short films in fifteen venues. The…

Live like a local: Open Heritage Days

2014-09-05 | Holland | No comments

Every year on the second weekend in September, thousands of Dutch monuments welcome visitors to discover the historical and cultural legacy of Holland during Open Heritage Days. Each year the event has a  new theme – this year the theme is ‘travelling’, with a focus on the infrastructure and aspects related to trav...

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Hotel review: NH Utrecht

2014-09-02 | Holland | No comments

If you want great city views, friendly staff and a prime location then NH Utrecht is a brilliant choice. The hotel is located next to the train station, and within easy reach to the city centre whilst still offering a peaceful urban retreat. Amsterdam, Amersfoort, and Hilversum are just a short 30 minute drive away….

8 Events in Holland this September

2014-08-26 | Holland | No comments

Travelling to Holland from the UK couldn’t be simpler with Stena Line. If you’re planning on visiting Holland or if you’re in need of incentive to go,  here are eight events happening worth visiting this September. Amsterdam Fringe Festival: 4 – 14 September The Amsterdam Fringe Festival, Netherland’s version of the Edinburgh Fringe, is ten days…

Assen

2014-08-20 | Holland | No comments

For motor racing enthusiasts the TT Circuit in Assen is legendary. Known as the ‘Cathedral of Motorcycle Racing’ the circuit not only hosts the Dutch TT, but is also part of the Superbike World Championship as well as the MCE British Superbike Championship which takes place in Assen over three days in September. Stena Line…

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