The Landtong Rozenburg is the peninsula between the Nieuwe Waterweg (New Waterway) and the Caland Canal at Rozenburg. What nobody knows is that when entering this 10-kilometre long peninsula, you arrive in pure nature. There’s a new discovery to be made every few steps: flocks of migratory birds, wild cattle at a small lake and galloping wild horses. There is plenty of life along the shores too. Shells and water plants grow because of the changing of the tide and the interaction of salt and fresh water. A six-metre long sturgeon, salmon and eels can be spotted. You’ll need about 2 hours for the walk.
The peninsula is surrounded by ports and industries: kilometres of shiny tubes, chrome towers and lights from the refineries sparkle. Every now and then metre high red flames shoot out of one of the towers. The contrast between the rugged nature and industry of the Botlek makes the Landtong an unforgettable experience.
Tip: combine a visit to the Landtong with a Fast Ferry trip from Hoek van Holland to the Maasvlakte.
• paved paths
• accessible for wheel chairs and prams
• no public toilets
• there is a snack bar at the tip of the Landtong peninsula
• By car (via the Benelux tunnel) it will take half an hour to reach Landtong Rozenburg. (Park at EIC Mainport Rotterdam, Noordzeeweg 6, 3181 ML Rozenburg).
• By train from Rotterdam Central to Maassluis and from there by Fast Ferry to Rozenburg. Total travel time circa 1 hour.
• By Fast Ferry from Hoek van Holland