Whether you want to travel to Holland or Belgium by boat, train, car or plane, your journey to your final destination will always be quick and easy!
The Netherlands is incredibly easy to get to from the UK. Most UK airports have direct flights to Amsterdam, Eindhoven or Rotterdam. Flights are short- one hour or less!
Schiphol airport is a 15-minute train ride into Amsterdam city centre and both Rotterdam and Eindhoven have regular train services to the capital.
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You could also come by ferry via Harwich, Hull or Newcastle which have crossings both day and night.
P & O operate crossings from Hull to Rotterdam and Dover to Calais.
Stena Line operate crossings from Harwich to the Hook of Holland.
DFDS operate crossings from Newcastle to Amsterdam (Ijmuiden).
And what about by train? In a little under 4 hours, the Eurostar high-speed train will take you from London St. Pancras direct to Amsterdam Central Station or in just over 3 hours you can go from London St Pancras to Rotterdam.
From Amsterdam or Rotterdam a train, bus or taxi can take you to your local town. The website 9292.nl is really useful to help plan journeys by public transport across the Netherlands.
Brussels airlines fly to Brussels from Manchester, London Heathrow and Edinburgh
Ryanair fly to Brussels Charleroi (good for the Ardennes) from Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh and to Eindhoven in southern Holland from Manchester, Edinburgh and London Stansted.
You could get the ferry from Dover to Calais with P & O.
DFDS sail from Dover to Dunkirk which is just over the Belgian border in France.
The quickest and easiest way to cross the channel is to hop on the tunnel from Folkestone to Calais. Crossings only take 35 minutes and you can get out of your car and stretch your legs and visit the loo if you need to. The Belgian Coast is then less than an hour in the car from Calais. You’re there before you know it!
Jump on the Eurostar to Brussels which takes under 2 hours from London St Pancras. Then hop on a train, bus or taxi to take you to your final destination.
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