Hoek van Holland Transportation

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    Ships That Pass In The Night

    by johngayton Updated Apr 30, 2015

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    Stena Line offers two ferry crossings daily between Hoek van Holland and Harwich, on the Essex coast. These run seven days a week, year-round with the exception of 24th and 25th December.

    The daytime ferry from Harwich leaves in the morning and arrives at the Hoek late afternoon/early evening whilst the corresponding boat from the Hoek departs in the early afternoon with a mid-evening arrival at Harwich.

    The overnight crossings leave Harwich and the Hoek at respectively 23.15 and 22.00 arriving at their destinations at 07.45 and 06.30, passing each other on the North Sea sometime in the middle of the night.

    The two ships that operate the route, the superferries Hollandica and Britannica, are the World's largest and newest (built in 2010) and offer the sort of facilities that you would expect from a luxury cruise liner. Both boats have a choice of restaurants, several bars, a coffee shop, the usual "duty free" outlet (which sort of doubles up as a "convenience store"), cinema, lounges, children's play room (and one for teenagers) and as a big plus also offer wireless internet throughout.

    For night crossings cabins are compulsory and with prices starting from £35 (May 2015) make for an economic and time-effective method of travel. These are comfortable, all are ensuite, and the overnight sailings allow a bit of extra time to ensure you get a good night's sleep.

    This is my favourite way of getting to and from The Netherlands (and often elsewhere in Europe) and the "Dutchflyer" rail and sail package allows travel from London (or any East Anglian railway station) to any Dutch railway station with an all-inclusive fare starting from £49 each way (May 2015). Especially attractive for me is that you can use the Dutch rail ticket as a sort of "Day Rover" and so when arriving in the morning (and when departing at night) I can stop off at places like Rotterdam, Utrecht, Apeldoorn or wherever takes my fancy so long as I am heading away from (or towards on the return trip) the Hoek.

    Sunset Beer On The Ferry Comfortable, Modern, Cabin On Deck Terrace Even A Smoking Lounge!!
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    Hoek van Holland (Haven) Train station

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 10, 2014

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    The Hoek van Holland train station was the classic change to and from the bi-daily ferry to Harwich. With faster and cheaper air and train connections, this classic way to travel to and from the UK has lost its former grandeur and attraction.

    Still, you can go "on a slow boat" to the UK if you prefer.

    From the Hoek van Holland station there were direct trains to Moscow.

    Real time Public Transportation info on the Hoek van Holland map.

    Hoek van Holland Train Station platform
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    STENA LINES...

    by arturowan Updated Dec 10, 2014

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    STENA LINES operate 2 daily services from Hoek 0f Holland > Harwich International (see separate Parkeston tip...)

    Departures;
    Stena Hollandica - 09:00 (+1 hour Sundays)
    Stena Britannica - 23:15

    Arrivals;
    Stena Britannica - 16:45
    Stena Hollandica - 07:45

    Fares vary enormously & are dependent on how you travel; i.e; accompanied by bicycle; motorcycle; car; & trailor; etc...
    Pre-booked & return fares offer a saving over a 1-way ticket - basic carriage, single = £36

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    If You Don't Have A Rail/sail Ticket

    by johngayton Written Aug 3, 2014

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    If you haven't bought a Rail/sail magic ticket with your ferry passage you can buy selected Dutch rail tickets from the reception desk on the ferry. However if you want to travel further afield you'll need to get the relevant ticket from either the machine at the railway station or from the conductor on the train.

    The machine at the station, pictured, is one of the basic ones which only accepts Dutch OV-chipkaart, Dutch debit cards and euro coins and so you may not be able to buy a ticket from it. In that case you must seek out the train conductor as soon as you board and he/she will be able to issue you a ticket. Don't wait until they come to check your ticket since that may be construed as you attempting to evade the fare

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    Getting Around From The Hoek By Train

    by johngayton Updated Jul 23, 2014

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    The Hoek ferry port railway station is Hoek van Holland Haven and is attached to the ferry port terminal building. There are trains every half hour to Rotterdam Centraal (about a 30 minute journey) and then from Rotterdam the combination of Intercity and Regional services allow easy access to anywhere within The Netherlands including night services to Den Haag, Amsterdam Centraal, Schiphol and Utrecht. As well as domestic services from Rotterdam there's an hourly train to and from Brussels and five trains daily to Paris.

    The platform for the Rotterdam trains is the one immediately accessed from the ferry terminal main entrance.

    Haven Railway Station Rotterdam Train About To Leave Ferry Terminal Entrance
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    STENA LINE FERRY

    by RoyJava Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Stena Line Ferry is sailing between Hoek van Holland and Harwich. It is the best and cheapest way to travel by boat to England.

    Stena Line Ferry introduced the "high-speed" vessels (HSS) in 1996 from Hoek van Holland - Harwich. The Stena Britannica and Stena Hollandica are the ferries of luxury with all kind of comfort.

    When departing at daytime you will leave Hoek van Holland at 14.30 hrs, and arrive at Harwich at 20.00 hrs.

    The night-depart from Hoek van Holland is at 22.00 hrs, and you will disembark at 07.00 hrs in the morning in Harwich.

    It is possible you make your bookings online with the Stena Line Website.

    My photograph has been taken from the narrow piece of land, Noordzeeweg.

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    Hoek van Holland (Strand) Train station

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Aug 30, 2008

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    The Hoek van Holland (Strand) Train station is the very last train station at this corner of Holland.

    It's served by a "stoptrein", a train stopping at all platforms along the tracks from Rotterdam.

    The strand station is the ideal train stop for a visit to the beach.

    But even at a windy day, you can enjoy the view to the many ships going by from one of many restaurants.

    The very end of the Dutch train tracks.
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    The ferry to Harwich

    by pieter_jan_v Written Aug 4, 2008

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    The classic way to sail to the UK (Harwich) was by either the day or night boat if the SZM ferry company.With faster and cheaper air and train connections, this classic way to travel to and from the UK has lost its former grandeur and attraction.

    Nowadays, the ferry is operated by the Stena line. No more Prinses Beatrix, but one of the modern roll on/roll off vessels of Stena.

    Stena Ferry - Hoek van Holland Stena Ferry Terminal Direction sign to the ferry
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    By Train

    by RoyJava Updated Oct 15, 2007

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    When going by train to Hoek van Holland you have to travel out of Rotterdam (Central Station), Schiedam, Vlaardingen or Maassluis. Every 30 minutes there is a train connection to Hoek van Holland.

    Remember Hoek van Holland has 2 train stations;
    Hoek van Holland Haven/Harbour
    & Hoek van Holland Strand/Beach

    Only in summer there is the "regional rail" or "commuter rail" and in winter time there is one train per hour.

    From The Hague you better take the bus line 128 and 135 (rush-hour) to Hoek van Holland ...

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    By train to Hoek van Holland

    by Airpunk Written Feb 18, 2007

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    As part of the city of Rotterdam, Hoek van Holland is well connected with Rotterdam/Centraal. There’s a scheduled train service to Hoek van Holland – Haven running at least once an hour during daytime. Service to this station is avaible throughout the year in the same frequency. The station “Hoek von Holland – Strand” is the one close to the beach. However, it is served only a couple of times a day during winter schedule.

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    Hoek van Holland

    by robertgaz Updated Sep 3, 2006

    Hoek van Holland (lCorner of Holland) is a small harbour town in South Holland.

    It is situated on the North Sea coast on the bank of the Nieuwe Waterweg ship canal and there is a major ferry terminal.

    There is a regular ferry service that runs from the Hoek van Holland to Harwich in England. The crossing takes about 6-8 hours.

    Sealink to Harwich Loading the ferry Leaving Hoek van Holland North Sea traffic North Sea weather
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  • Parking

    by sabsi Updated May 19, 2006

    Right behind the dunes there's a big car park where you have to pay. If you are lucky you come on a day when they don't charge at all. Park your car there when you want to go to the beach (Follow the signs for "Strand").

    On a sunny day the streets to and from Hoek van Holland can be packed. It took us quite a while to leave this place!

    The car park is behind this dune ;)
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  • By ferry from/to England

    by sabsi Written Apr 12, 2004

    Stena operates a ferry service between Hoek van Holland and Harwich in England. There are normal ferries (approx 8 hours) and a Seacat which is much faster.

    Stena ferry on the way to England

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