Activities in the Netherlands

Find out about some of the great activities in the Netherlands you can enjoy when you visit this exciting country.

Due to its compact size and diverse population, Holland is a brilliantly authentic European escape at any time of year. With loads of different towns and cities within easy reach of the port in Rotterdam by car, you can easily treat yourself to a weekend filled with relaxation, delicious cuisine, and exclusive shopping. Plus, you can upgrade to our Standard Flexi or Fully Flexi ticket types for some extra peace of mind when you’re planning your trip to the Netherlands. 

Return home from your short break or Mini Cruise completely refreshed and revitalised after you have tried these great activities in the Netherlands. Travel by car, foot, bike or caravan/motorhome from Hull to Rotterdam and begin exploring everything the Netherlands has to offer!










Amsterdam in the Netherlands

Activities in the Netherlands 

Eat Delicious Dutch Cuisine Holland is not very well-known for its cuisine, other than its famous Gouda cheese, so you may be surprised to find that there are a whole range of Michelin-starred restaurants and culinary experiences to choose from during your time here.

Fresh regional ingredients are at the centre of every meal, which results in delicious, colourful dishes. You’ll find that Dutch main meals usually consist of lots of seasonal vegetables and a small portion of meat, whereas breakfast and lunch will often include a combination of bread and cheese.

If you are planning to a trip Holland in November, head to The Hague and experience the International Whisky Festival in the Grote Kerk. An absolute must-visit for whisky lovers, this festival is one of the city’s annual highlights and offers the chance to choose from hundreds of fantastic whiskies.
Dutch Cuisine in Netherlands

Shopping in Den Bosch, Holland

Shopping in Holland

If you are looking to update your home or wardrobe with unique items, look no further than Holland’s boutique shops, especially in picturesque Den Bosch. Boasting everything from local designs to luxury items, you’ll find fashion, homeware, and edible delights, so make sure you have plenty of room in your car to stock up on treats. 

Going to Holland in December? There are lots of amazing Christmas markets that are definitely worth visiting, especially if you are searching for a festive break. Dordrecht is a great place to head as it is the biggest Christmas market in the country, and you’ll have a wonderful time wandering among the different stalls while enjoying a cup of warming gluhwein.

Wellness Retreats in Holland

The Netherlands’ best hidden gem is by far its extensive collection of spas and wellness retreats, a welcome addition to a holiday filled with activities and adventure. When it’s time to unwind, treat yourself to either a rejuvenating treatment or a whole day of relaxation and pampering – you deserve it!

For the ultimate experience, head to the De Velwuse Bron, which is located in the countryside between Apeldoorn and Zwolle. Here, you can fully unwind, switch off, and become one with nature. Take a long soothing mud bath, step into the steam room to clear your head, or dive into the outdoor whirlpool.

Fancy trying out some of these activities in the Netherlands for yourself? Book your Hull to Rotterdam crossing today and get ready for a fun-filled holiday.

Women relaxing at a wellness retreat in Holland

Hortus Botanicus in the Netherlands

Social distancing holidays in the Netherlands

Are you eager to start planning your next holiday? Then why not consider a social distancing holiday in the Netherlands? There are so many points of interest for you to explore when you travel with your car to the Netherlands on our overnight ferry crossing. We think Netherlands is the perfect place for a road trip. We would suggest that you stop off at Lisse to see the amazing colours of Keukenhof, the world’s second largest flower garden. Along the same theme you may enjoy visiting Hortus Botanicus in Leiden which is the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands. 

If you’re looking for something a bit different why not head to Giethorn for a relaxing break away in the stunning countryside? This magical village is less than a 2 hour drive away from Rotterdam and is full of footpaths and cycling routes to explore. It is the perfect location for people looking to reconnect with loved ones! 

Excited to travel to the Netherlands? Plan your Hull-Rotterdam ferry crossing today to get the most out of your trip!


If you are planning to a trip Holland in November, head to The Hague and experience the International Whisky Festival in the Grote Kerk

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