Travelling by ferry is a beautiful way to reach your destination, especially during the summer period. En route, you can enjoy the cityscape and ships that are passing by. In this article, we will share some beloved destinations that can be reached with one of the ferries.
In and around of Rotterdam, there are multiple kinds of ferries you can sail with. There are traditional ferries that sail on short distances, while high-tech fast ferries serve on routes towards Kinderdijk, Dordrecht, and between Hook of Holland and the port of Rotterdam.
With RET’s fast ferry, you can discover ‘The Landtong’ or Rotterdam’s port. The ferries are operated between Hook of Holland, Tweede Maasvlakte, and do sometimes stop at ‘De Landtong’. The service doesn’t operate very often, especially in the winter period there are just a few sailings.
During the summer period, RET’s fast ferry service is very popular among cyclists. If you will be sailing with this fast ferry, make sure to bring enough cash. Both credit cards and the ‘OV-chipcard’ are not accepted onboard RET’s service between Hook of Holland and Tweede Maasvlakte.
We advise keeping an eye out when sailing from Hook of Holland towards Tweede Maasvlakte. Seals like to relax on the beach of ‘Zeehonden Beereiland’ (seen on the right side of travel direction). The picture below was actually made from RET’s fast ferry.
The company ‘Waterbus’ operates fast ferry services between Rotterdam and Dordrecht. The ferries are a fast way to travel. During the summer period, there are extra departures towards Kinderdijk, a beloved place by tourists. At Kinderdijk you can see historic windmills in a typical Dutch landscape.
Waterbus operates the former Aqualiner ferries on route 18 between Erasmusbrug and RDM/Heijplaat. The final stop is Heijplaat, a village that was built amidst of the port. Enroute, the ferry stops at Sint Jobshaven and Katendrecht (near SS Rotterdam). The ferries on this route sail every 30 minutes on weekdays, and hourly in the weekend.Back to Transport