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Rotterdam Beach

Rotterdam Beach

Relax or be active on the long and wide sandy beach. Take long walks through National Park Hollandse Duinen. Let the wind blow through your hair on the Koningin Emmaboulevard, looking at the enormous (sea) ships. From the blue water to the yellow dunes and the green forest, Hoek van Holland has many beautiful faces.

Beach

Beach

Hoek van Holland’s beach is 250-metres wide and 3.5 km long. The dunes with freely accessible cycling and hiking trails lie behind it. The typical dune flora is best seen during a brisk walking or cycling trip through the van Dixhoorndriehoek. The beach can be divided into three areas.

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Attractions & Museums

Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier

Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier

The Keringhuis is the information centre for flood risk management in Zu...
Fort 1881

Fort 1881

Fort aan den Hoek van Holland was built in 1881 as part of the Dutch coa...
Atlantikwall-Museum

Atlantikwall-Museum

Hoek van Holland was part of the Atlantic Wall, the German defence line ...
Bunker Bremen en Hamburg

Bunker Bremen en Hamburg

The bunkers are located in the unique Vinetaduin on the beach boulevard ...
iCOON HvH

iCOON HvH

In September 2021, iCOON opened its doors for pilot exhibition ̵...

The Village

You can shop in Hoek van Holland’s cosy centre. Take a short walk and discover many cultural surprises such as the Museum Rockart, the Coastal Lighting Museum in the high old red lighthouse, and the housing block designed by the famous architect J.J.P. Oud.

 

Boulevard

The beach promenade with its inviting beach pavilions attracts many visitors to Hoek van Holland. You can enjoy the panoramic view of the Nieuwe Waterweg from the Koningin Emmaboulevard. The restaurants on the boulevard serve delicious fresh fish. There are plenty of free parking spaces, also for campers. Typical for Hoek van Holland is the monthly car boot sale. Keep an eye on this website to find out when it will be organised again!

 

What to do

In Hoek van Holland

Walking

Walking

While walking in Hoek van Holland and surroundings, you can enjoy the lo...
Biking

Biking

While walking in Hoek van Holland and surroundings, you can enjoy the lo...
Food & Drinks

Food & Drinks

The beach pavilions have a beautiful view of the sea. Stop and enjoy a cup ...
Water sports

Water sports

Excellent for surfing, kiting, paddle boarding and sailing
Sleep Tight

Sleep Tight

After a full day of impressions in Rotterdam, a good bed is essential. A...

History

Hoek van Holland has an eventful history. The village started to grow with the construction of the Nieuwe Waterweg canal at the end of the nineteenth century. The Fort was also built then to protect the Maas estuary. ‘De Hoek’ was developed as a seaside resort after being annexed to Rotterdam in 1914. Hoek van Holland had a hard time during the Second World War; the bombardment of Rotterdam also hit the village, and the ‘Oude Hoek’ was demolished to make way for the Atlantic Wall bunkers.

Do it like Charlotte & Barend

Do it like Charlotte & Barend

Charlotte Damen, owner of Lilith Coffee and Pele Surf Shack & Barend Lippens, musician/producer, will tell you more about the vibrant Hoek van Holland and their favourite hidden gems in Rotterdam.

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