Where can I go by boat from Amsterdam ? What are the closest destinations, in the North Sea and how long are the trips ?

Any link to a website about it is welcome. I need an introduction to the topic.

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    Do you have your own boat, or do you want to make a trip? What kind of destinations are you interested in? – Bernhard Mar 11 '13 at 12:30
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    This question is to broad, given that you can pretty much travel whole of the Netherlands and great part of neighboring countries by boat. Be more specific about the trip you're looking for. – vartec Mar 11 '13 at 12:33
  • What kind of boat do you have? – Gagravarr Mar 11 '13 at 12:39
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    You can even go to USA or China by boat – Dirty-flow Mar 11 '13 at 13:34
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    The question is far too broad. With a decent sized boat, anywhere that is accessible by boat is accessible from Amsterdam. – DJClayworth Mar 11 '13 at 13:40

There are no international ferries leaving from Amsterdam, but there are ferries going from IJmuiden or Hoek van Holland.

IJmuiden is 27 km from Amsterdam and has ferry connections to Newcastle.

Hoek van Holland is 85 km from Amsterdam and has ferry connections to Harwich. You can buy a combined rail+ferry ticket that will take you from Amsterdam to London.

Both IJmuiden and Hoek van Holland are well-connected by public transportation.

  • Well connected by public transportation? travel.stackexchange.com/questions/13900/… But, both companies have their own busses driving to the city centre. – Bernhard Mar 11 '13 at 12:43
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    I don't know whether this was really the kind of answer @Patrick was looking for. – Bernhard Mar 11 '13 at 12:44
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    @Bernhard The ferry I mentioned does not leave from the Europoort but from Hoek van Holland, and the ferry leaves virtually from the train station. Stenaline actually sells combined tickets. I've just checked Google Maps and there does appear to be a ferry to the UK from the Europoort to Hull; this is not the ferry I was talking about and I am not familiar with this one. – gerrit Mar 11 '13 at 12:46
  • @gerrit the OP wants to buy a boat and drive it himself, not to use ferries – Dirty-flow Mar 11 '13 at 13:41

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