If you should ever take a ferry from Rotterdam to Hull, the overnight ferry, be careful.

There are no signs on the motorways of Rotterdam showing you the way to the car ferry. There are literally hundreds of signs directing you to ports that are numbered into the thousands, though.

The confirmation email we had received from Irish Ferries just said departure Rotterdam.

Luckily, we remembered that we had to look for the Europort.

Driving through the vast port area in Rotterdam is like driving through a science fiction movie. It’s industrial, there are no humans (visible), it’s all pipelines, containers, and huge ships.

We made it to the port and onto the ferry after almost eight hours in the car. And had a wonderful meal!