By ferry

The Netherlands is located on the North Sea and can easily be reached by sea. Direct ferry services run from a range of towns in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scandinavia to the ports of ‘Hoek van Holland’ (Hook of Holland) and ‘IJmuiden’. Hook of Holland is close to Rotterdam, while IJmuiden is a thirty minute drive away from Amsterdam.

International Ferries to Holland

The main international ferries to Holland are listed below: 

  • Stena Line,
  • P&O Ferries,
  • DFDS Seaways,
  • Seafrance,
  • TransEurope Ferries,
  • Norfolkline websites.


If you are traveling from Scandinavia, Stena Line and DFDS Seaways will provide you with the most relevant information.