11 October 2016
With AFerry.co.uk enjoying a record number of bookings in 2016, it's clear that ferry travel is again proving the popular choice for British families and the trend looks likely to continue through the winter months.
The most popular destinations booked from the UK this year - France, Holland, Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Wight - have plenty to offer between now and Christmas. Here are a few suggestions for ferry travel to Holland:
Amsterdam - Holland
Something a little more Christmassy in Amsterdam – Sinterklaas. Saint Nicholas as we know him is a Dutch character beloved by children to whom he brings gifts... IF they have been good! His arrival in Amsterdam every year is cause for a big parade for both adults and children alike with the traditional festivities following. The big arrival parade is on Sunday 13th November this year - it is the largest in the world. The Mayor and around 40,000 visitors welcome Saint Nicholas as he glides down the River Amstel. Musical festivities continue well into the evening.
DFDS ferries to Amsterdam depart once a day and takes 15 hours from Newcastle.
Rotterdam - Holland
An outstanding architectural extravaganza awaits you in this fascinating city. For example the Markthal is a first of its kind a massive food market with over 100 stalls and 15 shops, restaurants and a supermarket. Look up as you wander around to enjoy the ceiling by Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam called the "Horn of Plenty" which is known locally as the Dutch Sistine Chapel.
Why travel via ferry?
- No luggage restrictions - the kitchen sink can travel with you!
- Fido can come too!
- Huge range of routes and companies to choose from.
- Book on the move via AFerry.co.uk's apps for both Android and iPhone.
- With families expanding more, it's often more cost effective to travel by car and ferry than by air plus there's no baggage fees.
- Bookings can be amended or changed on the road with AFerry's app and iPad app access.
- Want to know what it's like to travel via AFerry.co.uk? Check out the review section; perfect for #ferryfirsttimers.