UK to Holland Germany in Car

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DaddyDarren
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UK to Holland Germany in Car

Post by DaddyDarren » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:56 pm

Hello All,

I’m planning a bit of a F-Type Euro-Drive for next year & want to visit the following places...

1. Steenbergen, Holland (Guy Gibson was killed/buried here)
2. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery (Some of the Dambusters crew buried here)
3. Mohne Dam
4. Hannover/Celle (British Military Hospital where I was born)
5. Belson/Bergen Memorial
6. Home

Hoping to do it over three days, might be a tad over-optimistic?

Would appreciate any advice on best/safest way to get car over the channel? Possible routes &/or places to stop.

Have done a bit of research hoping some of the more knowledgable folk on here can give me there first hand experience.

TIA

Darren
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Re: UK to Holland Germany in Car

Post by simpleR » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:44 pm

If you go on the Channel Tunnel train then book as a high vehicle. (Tick box when you book).
It costs no more but means you go on the wide and lower deck with buses/trucks/trailers etc. I wouldn't dare take my F on the upper car deck - kerbed wheels everytime!
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Re: UK to Holland Germany in Car

Post by MM1963 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:51 pm

@simpleR Brilliant tip, I wondered about that the other day. I ended up, when I took my XF to France, driving on the walk way then bumped down..it was seriously close in that.
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Re: UK to Holland Germany in Car

Post by simpleR » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:11 pm

400 Sport AWD - MY18 - Black, pano roof and thats about it 8-)


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Re: UK to Holland Germany in Car

Post by GARETH » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:36 pm

For a more relaxed start, perhaps consider the overnight Hull-Zebrugge ferry? It’s a pleasant trip and there is good food and cabins. Gets you onto the Dutch motorway all refreshed and ready to go at 0800. 👍
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Re: UK to Holland Germany in Car

Post by Mikest » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:12 pm

I brought my F-type over on the Hull -Rotterdam ferry. I'd recommend the extra £12 each way for priority boarding as cars have a little more space (especially weekends in summer when the ferry is packed. It leaves a bit later than the Zeebrugge ferry (and a bit newer ship).

Harwich-hook of Holland (Stena line) is also a nice crossing.

Both ferries land less than an hour from Steenbergen.


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Re: UK to Holland Germany in Car

Post by Lunar » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:13 am

Yep, it's fun being the lowest high vehicle in the queue - we boarded topless just to accentuate things!

...and you usually board and exit first too.

We got smiles and knowing looks from other drivers and loading crew :)
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