The 10 Best Things to Do in Hoek van Holland, South Holland Province

The Hook of Holland (Dutch: Hoek van Holland, pronounced [ˈɦuk fɑn ˈɦɔlɑnt] ( listen)) is a town in the southwestern corner of Holland (hence the name; hoek means "corner"), at the mouth of the New Waterway shipping canal into the North Sea. The town is administered by the municipality of Rotterdam as a district of that city. Its district covers an area of 16.7 km, of which 13.92 km is land. On 1 January 1999 it had an estimated population of 9,400.

1. Hoek van Holland beach

Zeekant, Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Beaches
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4.5 based on 204 reviews

Hoek van Holland beach

Reviewed By P_and_C2013 - Bangkok, ThailandBangkok, Thailand

Plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the beach

Perhaps not the nicest beach but the most benches I have seen so far in Holland. Rows of wooden ones on the boulevard and rows of stone ones on the way down to the beach. Nice sitting in the sun and enjoy the fresh sea breeze after lunch.

2. Het Keringhuis

Maeslantkeringweg 139, 3151 ZZ Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands Museums, Specialty Museums
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Het Keringhuis

Reviewed By empathology - Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The Netherlands

Learn about how Holland protects itself from water

This small museum is an excellent place to learn about how the Dutch are the world masters at water defence. Located next to the Maeskering, these are huge gates that close the main Rotterdam shipping canal, the Nieuwe Waterweg (new waterway) whenever sev

3. Museum RockArt

Zekkenstraat 42, 3151 XP Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands Museums, Specialty Museums
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Museum RockArt

A Trip down memorylane in the Pop Music history

Reviewed By _martijnvb1 - Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The Netherlands

Super museum, fantastische trip on memory lane

Wat een geweldig museum is dit. Met zeer kundige vrijwilligers wordt dit museum levend gehouden. Een must see museum voor muziekliefhebbers en mensen die terug willen naar de glorietijden van radio Veronica. Een hele mooie collectie. Erg leuk zijn de nage

4. Fast Ferry harbour tours

Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands Transportation, Ferries
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Fast Ferry harbour tours

between Hoek van Holland and the Maas Plain

Reviewed By ELear - Ancona, ItalyAncona, Italy

See the Europort

If you'd like a sense of the activity going on in the vast Europort nearby, you can get on a Fast Ferry and do a harbour tour. The ferry stops at a number of places (the other side of the river, the Europort itself…) to let foot-passengers and people with

5. Atlantikwall-Museum

Noorderhoofd, 3151 Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands Museums, Military Museums, Specialty Museums, History Museums More
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Atlantikwall-Museum

Reviewed By ELear - Ancona, ItalyAncona, Italy

Fascinating

Absolutely fascinating. Not big, but full of interesting material - weapons, transport, bunker machinery, personal possessions of WWII German soldiers once stationed here… There's plenty to interest children, and a friendly guide to show people around and

6. Maeslantkering

Maeslantkeringweg 139, 3151 ZZ Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Maeslantkering

Reviewed By leedjjck - East Hampton, ConnecticutEast Hampton, Connecticut

What an amazing engieering feat!

We stopped at Maeslantkering during a Belgium/Holland tour and was amazed at this engineering marvel. Dutch engineering on storm surge control amazes the mind, they have the foresight to fund this barrier to protect their land from the sea due to storms a

7. Streichelzoo, Kinderboerderij

Willem van Houtenstraat 71, 3151 AC Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands Outdoor Activities, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
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Streichelzoo, Kinderboerderij

Reviewed By koledero - Hoek van Holland, The NetherlandsHoek van Holland, The Netherlands

Met kleinkind een bezoek brengen

Leuk voor de kinderen je mag de dierenvoeren en de eigenaar is heel aardig voor iedereen is echt de moeite waard om er is heen te gaan

8. Santa Line

Stationsweg 10, 3151 HS Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands Transportation, Ferries
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Santa Line

Reviewed By chamonix44 - AlmeloAlmelo

Travelling at Christmas Time.

I spotted one review of "Santa Line", so, since we travel on Stenaline around Christmas time, I decided to add my own review here. Last December we travelled from Hoek van Holland in The Netherlands to Harwich in England. On the Stenaline ferries, and in

9. Hoek van Holland

Noorderpier, Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands Sights & Landmarks, Military Bases & Facilities, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites More
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Hoek van Holland

Reviewed By Dimitris L - Sydney, AustraliaSydney, Australia

A good walk

It's a lovely area, especially when you are not disturbed by too many bikes and people pushing you out of the way. We were there at a time when it was very quiet and there were hardly any people around. It was very enjoyable, although, it must be said, pe

10. Fort 1881

Stationsweg 80-82, 3151 HS Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands Museums, History Museums, Children's Museums, Specialty Museums, Military Museums More
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Fort 1881

The Fortress is located in the former armour fortress of Hoek van Holland. At the time it was built at the New Waterway for the defence of the Rotterdam area. In the over 100 years old construction you can make a journey into the past and the many decorated rooms will give you a sense of life and work in the Fortress from 1889 to 1970. Soldier rooms (1890) and meetin

Reviewed By Diny H - Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The Netherlands

What a waste

I had heard a lot about it but never visited it in the old situation. Was interested to see the exhibition about the digging out of the Waterweg. As previous reviews: just photo's in a modern setting nobody around, few exhibits about the waterweg, waste o

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