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Discover a few Dutch Gems

2018-01-23 | Holland | No comments

Start planning your 2018 Dutch retreat with our inspirations Make 2018 your close-cation year! Why not simply travel in style on a relaxing sailing across the North Sea to Holland on a superferry, its close but has so much to offer whether it be for a New Year detox break, a family getaway or even a…

Tulips in Holland

Springtime in Holland

2018-01-08 | Have you seen this? | No comments

Holland in Full Bloom There is one thing that you can be sure of, Holland in the springtime is a wonderfully colourful place to be. A visit to the Keukenhof gardens or a stroll around one of the many flower markets is a definite must do and it’ll cheer you up after a long, dark, cold…

Guide to Dutch Events, 2017

It’s all about the Dutch Winter

2017-11-10 | Have you seen this? Hidden Holland | 1 Comment

Keep in high spirits when the cold weather kicks in with our guide to some of the best events the Netherlands has to offer, 2017. Why not experience the Dutch Christmas Markets, Christmas fairs and winter wonderland festivals to name but a few? Like Britain, winter in Holland can be an long, dark and unpleasant affair, but, if ...

Shipping World Maritime Day 2017

World Maritime Day | 2017

2017-09-29 | Events | No comments

This year’s World Maritime Day theme is  “Connecting Ships, Ports and People”. It was chosen to highlight and to put added focus on the numerous diverse characters involved in logistics and shipping. 28th September 2017 is the official date set for this year’s celebration with member states and other shipping bodies invited to the celebrations which run for the remainder of this week…

Mercy Ships, keeping a Hospital Ship Afloat

Keeping a Hospital Ship Afloat

2017-09-15 | Guest Posts | 2 Comments

Mercy Ships, a charity Stena Line are in partnership with, owns and operates the world’s largest civilian hospital ship. They provide dental care and qualified medical care to people who need it the most all over the world. The operation is coordinated by volunteers and today, we are launching our very own volunteer program in conjunction with Mercy Ships….

Rijksmuseum, one of the top 3 most popular museums in the World

In the Top 3 Most Appreciated Museums in the World | Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum

2017-09-11 | Have you seen this? PIcture gallery | No comments

The Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam have been found to be in the top 3 most appreciated museums in the world! Erasmus University in Rotterdam carried out a study comparing eighteen of the world’s most famous art institutions. The Louvre in Paris, which exhibits the world-famous Mona ...

Mercy Ship, working together with Stena Line

Makes My Coffee Taste Even Better

2017-09-04 | Onboard | No comments

Stena Line is a proud partner of Mercy Ships, a company which operates and owns the largest civilian hospital ship in the world providing free medical care to the poorest people on the planet. In a previous blog post, we wrote about Mercy Ships and we have been racking our brains for ways to increase the awareness of their marine…

Amsterdam, things to do in Autumn

Things to do in Amsterdam this Autumn

2017-08-07 | Amsterdam | No comments

From September to November, leaves fall and carpet the streets of Amsterdam in a veil of colourful Autumnal beauty.  Warm reds, vibrant yellows and cosy browns ease us away from brightness and heat the summer.  And with the passing of the season, the number of tourists ease a little too, making it a fantastic ...

The best cycling routes in Holland

Best Cycle Routes | Holland

2017-06-30 | Bikes Family travel Holland | 2 Comments

Groningen | An Urban Cyclist’s Dream If you’ve been to Amsterdam, you’ll have realised that the city totally digs the humble bicycle and all that it represents but, head north to the Dutch city of Groningen, where they positively worship the contraption. Lo and behold, the city has been described as one of “the world’s most bike-friendly…

Take a wander around Vondelpark in Amsterdam city

Amsterdam Attractions

2017-06-15 | Amsterdam | No comments

Vondelpark Built in 1864, Vondelpark is Amsterdam’s largest park and is probably the most famous park in the Netherlands.  About 10 million people visit the 8 hectare park every year, both locals and tourists.  The park is close to central Amsterdam, just south of Leidseplein and close to the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. On a sunny day you’ll find people biking, jogging,…

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