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Holland is well known for its flat landscape, vibrant tulip fields and quaint windmills but it has so much more to offer. Amsterdam is just a short hop from Newcastle on the ferry and is a wonderfully colourful city in which to start your journey. See paintings from some of the great Dutch artists such as Rembrandt and Van Gogh or hire a bike and take in the sights using the famous cycle paths that cover over 400km around the city.

From our port in IJmuiden near Amsterdam you can explore the rest of Holland easily by car and see some of its lesser known gems, including the long coastline to the west and north that's marked by mile upon mile of sand dunes and sandy beaches. You will also discover towns and villages with fairy-tale townhouses, pretty canals and picturesque church spires. If travelling from Dover, Holland is a 2 ½ to 3-hour drive from our French ports in Dunkirk and Calais.

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Anne Frank's House, Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city rich in history and can easily be reached by ferry from our port in Newcastle. One of its most famous and poignant attractions is Anne Frank's house which contains the secret annex where Anne and her family hid during the Second World War. It is also the site where her famous diary was discovered. ​​

Image - RNW.org (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rnw/)

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Kinderdijk

Holland isn't just about the windmills, but it is famous for them. You can find 19 of them near the village of Kinderdijk where they were built around 1740. They line the river creating a spectacular view, so it's not surprising that they're one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country.​

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Delft City Hall

The City Hall in Delft is a Renaissance-style building that takes centre stage in the Market square. It was originally designed by Hendrick de Keyser but has been altered a lot over the centuries, finally being restored to its original Renaissance appearance in the 20th century.  ​

Image - Edwin van Buuringen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/edwinvanbuuringen/)​

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The Van Gogh Museum

When in Amsterdam it's a must to visit this eponymous museum dedicated to one of the most famous artists who ever lived. The fact the museum is in Van Gogh's home country is even more of an incentive to visit. The museum houses the largest collection of his work including paintings, drawings and letters.​

Image - Guilhem Vellut (https://www.flickr.com/photos/o_0/)

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Keukenhof Gardens

Holland is well known for its beautiful tulips and the Keukenhof Gardens, or the Gardens of Europe, is the place to see them. Situated in Lisse in the south of Holland, it is one of the largest flower gardens in the world. The gardens cover an area of 79 acres and approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted annually.​

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Efteling

Efteling - An Enchanting World of Wonders is a theme park located about 2 hours from Amsterdam in Kaatsheuvel. The park is centred on fantasy and takes its themes from ancient myths, legends, fairy tales, fables, and folklore. It opened its doors in 1952, making it one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. Not only are there some great, family-friendly rides, there's live entertainment, lots of restaurants selling local, international and fairy tale food. There's even a hotel with themed rooms, so you can make the most of your trip. Find out more about our packaged breaks to Efteling. 

​​​ WE'RE AWARD WINNING​​

It’s always a proud moment when you’re recognised for your good work, we’re honoured to have been named again as the World and Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2016 at the World Travel Awards. We have been Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator for 5 years running now, and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator for 6 years. ​​​

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