Travelling with your Caravan or Motorhome
Travelling with a caravan or motorhome to the Netherlands gives you the freedom to go wherever you want, without the added cost of paying for a hotel!
Arriving 12 miles away from Bruges, full of amazing Flemish architecture and picturesque canals, makes it the perfect place for the first stop on your journey.
You also won’t want to miss the grand metropolitan centre of Brussels, the heart of European Parliament, and quaint Ghent with its winding cobblestone streets.
Wherever you go, you’re sure to find something you enjoy.
Make sure you select the correct option for your vehicle when making your booking.
You’ll also need to include the right size, for example, you’ll need to calculate the extra length and height of your caravan attached to your car.
Before setting off it’s a good idea to double check that your travel and breakdown insurance covers you (and any other passengers who are doing some of the driving) for travelling with a caravan or motorhome in Europe.
You should also make sure to get all your vehicles fully serviced before you travel.
Bringing your caravan or motorhome across the North Sea couldn’t be easier.
Simply follow the signs for Passport Control at the port, after which you’ll be handed a card to hang from your rear view mirror when you check-in.
Our friendly members of staff will direct you into the correct lane and onto the ship in due time.
Top tip: the crossing could be rough, so please make sure you’ve disabled your car alarm once onboard – if it goes off during the night this will wake up both passengers and staff.
Before heading up to the passenger deck you should make a note of the colour of the staircase you use so you can easily find your way back to your vehicle when we reach the Port of Zeebrugge.
There will be an announcement made when it is time to return to your vehicle near the end of the crossing.
As soon as our staff tell you it is fine to do so, turn on your engines and carefully drive off the ship.
Now once you get through Passport Control you’re free to start your Belgian adventure!
In addition to the freedom that travelling with a caravan or motorhome offers, you will also be able to bring as much luggage as you can fit into your vehicle.
This is great if you’re on a family trip, or simply want to stock up in our onboard shop and need the extra space!
When driving in Europe you are required to have a European Driving Kit, which includes the following items:
- Reflective jackets for each occupant
- Warning triangle
- Headlamp beam deflectors
- Breathalysers/alcohol test
- GB sticker
- Spare bulbs
- Snow chains
Need help ?
View our Frequently Asked Questions before travelling with P&O Ferries.