In the summer there is nothing as refreshing as water and there is plenty of that in Rotterdam! From the Nieuwe Maas River that flows right through the city to the lively city harbours. Do you long for a dip in the sea? In no time at all, you are lying on the beach at Hoek van Holland. This expansive stretch of beach is also part of Rotterdam.
Sea, beach, dunes, promenade, harbour, polders and attractions: Hoek van Holland is very versatile. In the summer it’s a pleasant, bustling seaside resort but Hoek van Holland is also attractive to visit in the other seasons: with a great cultural offering, a diverse hinterland, and giant ships from the international Port of Rotterdam passing by.
There are a variety of attractions you can choose from should you want to do something other than going to the beach. The museums in Hoek van Holland – small and easily accessible – are devoted to lighthouses, the history of Dutch pop music, rescue at sea, the Atlantic Wall, and Dutch military history.
Walking and cycling
Whether you want to see the historic sites in town or to enjoy the nature around Hoek van Holland – there is a suitable route for every interest. Ask at the VVV (tourist office).