Harwich is an English coastal city on the North Sea. The River Orwell runs beside this harbour city. Tourists from the Netherlands usually arrive in Harwich. It is a fairly short trip from Hook of Holland, and Harwich is ideally located with respect to London and other destinations. The ferry to Harwich usually takes approximately 6 hours and 30 minutes.
The port of Harwich is known internationally for the enormous numbers of cargo ships that travel through it on their way to and from the UK. Harwich does not have a very attractive beach and is not particularly tourist-friendly. Most tourists travel through Harwich on their way to other destinations.