KPN Hotspots

Welcome to Hoek van Holland

'Hoek van Holland' is situated on the Nieuwe Waterweg, one of the most interesting stretches of the European coast. Hook of Holland has everything to offer for an enjoyable day out, a weekend break and a relaxing or active holiday. A breath of fresh sea air on kilometres of beach, cycling or walking through the countryside or enjoying the magnificent view over the Nieuwe Waterweg. Hook of Holland has endless possibilities.

Museums and Attractions

Hook of Holland offers a large number of interesting museums and attractions.

Coastal Defence Museum ‘Fort aan den Hoek van Holland’
Stationsweg 82, Hoek van Holland, tel. 0174-382898

Opened in 1889, it was intended for the defence of the then newly excavated Nieuwe Waterweg against attacks from sea. This restored armoured fort is now a museum.
Price:€ 3.60, for children € 1.80.
Open: every first weekend of the months may till November, on Saturday from 1.00 – 4.00 p.m. and on Sunday from 12.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Jan Lels Lifeboat Museum and National Ferry Service Museum
Badweg 2a, Hoek van Holland, tel. 0174-383802/0174-383714

The Jan Lels lifeboat museum give a poignant impression of the rescue services. The National Ferry Service Museum provides an illustration of the history of the ferry services. Price: € 2.00, for children € 2.00.
Open: January till November every Sunday and Wednesday from 1.00 – 5.00 p.m.

Coastal Lighting Museum
Willem van Houtenstraat 102, Hoek van Holland, tel. 0174-383571/070-3912448

The coastal lighting museum is housed in the 100 year old lighthouse which stands along the Nieuwe Waterweg.
Price: € 1,00 for a guided tour,
Open: May till September, every Saturday and Sunday from 1.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Foundation for the Hook of Holland Fortress
Badweg, Hoek van Holland, tel. 0174-385613

The foundation protects, restores and will ultimately open the fort to the public. The combat area which contains a canon, the ammunition storeroom, a table model and display cases housing excavated objects may be viewed.
Price: € 5.00 for a guided tour through the bunker and the dunes (by appointment only).

Jan Knijnenburg Greenhouse Museum
Nieuw Oranjekanaal 89, Hoek van Holland, tel. 0174-513526/06-16714872

Situated in the middle of the polder, this private greenhouse museum offers visitors a unique collection of horticultural tools and equipment which have to do with greenhouse cultivation and production in Westland (the area around the Hook of Holland). Two small greenhouses can be found behind the museum.
Price: € 1.50 for a guided tour and a cup of coffee. By appointment only. Open every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 1.00–4.30 p.m.

EXPO-INFO Pavilion Waterway Centre
Koningin Emmaboulevard 5, Hoek van Holland, tel. 0174-387494

This striking building along the Nieuwe Waterweg houses two exhibitions: a changing exhibition of Hook of Holland and the exhibition ‘Rotterdam a safe port’.
Open: every Tuesday till Sunday 10.00 – 5.00 p.m. Price: for free.

The Storm Surge Barrier
Nieuw Oranjekanaal 139, Hoek van Holland, tel. 0174-511222.

De Maesland Kering is the final element of a plan to protect the Netherlands from the sea. The two arms of the storm surge barrier together close off the 360 metre wide Nieuwe Waterweg. The construction is virtually as big as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, but it is four times as heavy in weight!
Open: Monday till Friday 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m., Weekends 11.00 a.m. –5.00 p.m.

Boat trips
From May through September, the cruise boat de Watergeus departs from the pier on the Koningin Emmaboulevard every Sunday at 12.00, 2.00 and 4.00 p.m. The boat passes by the Europoort harbours. Call 010–5917705 for reservations. Price: € 6.80; € 4.50 for children.

On the beach at the beach storage unit next to the Hoekse Watersportvereniging in the Rechtestraat.
At Vloed Kanosport, you can learn canoeing and rodeo-boating techniques on the water. For reservations, call 010–4840777.

Scooter Safari
Camping Hoek van Holland, Wierstraat 100, Hoek van Holland, tel. 0174-382550
Explore the wildlife of the Hook of Holland with special scooters for adults and children. A map is included. The excursion lasts two hours. Price: € 5.00 for two hours; € 10,00 for the whole day.

An enjoyable skating route through the woods and the dunes (4 km).
You can pick up a free copy of the map at the TOURIST INFO, Pr. Hendrikstraat 265, Hook of Holland.

Nature walks
Through woodland and dunes to the beach and the sea: Hook of Holland offers you also a nature ramble through characteristic landscape including a long walk route, beach and pier route and wheelchair-friendly route.
You can pick up a free copy of the map at the TOURIST INFO, Pr. Hendrikstraat 265, Hook of Holland.

Stichting de Bonnen, tel. 0174-384807

The Bonnen, an age-old polder landscape at the mouth of the Meuse, is an ideal area for cycling and walking. The open area contrasts nicely with the surroundings, thus confirming its status as an oasis of tranquillity and spaciousness. The driving of automobiles is not permitted in the area.

Swimming pool
De Cordesstraat 160, Hoek van Holland, tel. 0174-383444
Open-air swimming pool; from May through September, open 7 days a week from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Riding stables in the Hook of Holland
Manege de Caepruiter, Dirk van de Burgweg 15, tel. 0174-384715
Manege Hoek van Holland, Dirk van de Burgweg 45, tel. 0174-384411
Manege de Nieuwe Oranjehoeve, Schekeldijk 50, tel. 0174-518888

Petting zoo
Willem van Houtenstraat 71, Hoek van Holland, tel. 0174-382596
Open daily, free entrance.

Playground de Ridderhof, Prins Hendrikstraat 144d, Hoek van Holland. Tel. 0174-386062
Open daily.

Dining and nightlife
The Hook of Holland offers visitors a variety of restaurants, beach and outdoor cafés, pubs and discothèques both in the centre and on the beach.

Bicycle rental
K.v.d. Burg, Prins Hendrikstraat 235-241, Hoek van Holland, tel. 0174-382318
P. van Leeuwen, Prins Hendrikstraat 203, Hoek van Holland, tel. 0174-387895

Taxi Rooney, tel. 0174-388888

Every Tuesday from 08.00 a.m. – 12.00 a.m. in the centre of Hook of Holland.

Evening-shopping hours
Every friday night till 9.00 p.m.

The Foundation for the Promotion of the Hook of Holland publishes an events calendar every year. You can pick up a free copy of the calendar at the TOURIST INFO, Pr. Hendrikstraat 265, Hook of Holland., or at the Hook of Holland Camp Ground.