The route has no real starting point, the route can be started anywhere. In the descriptions, however, Hoek van Holland has been taken into account as the starting place.
Cycle and sail through the Hoek van Zuid-Holland and be surprised by the Five Ferry Route. With 68 cycling kilometers and 10 sailing kilometers you will discover the beauty of this water-rich Hoek.
The ferry of the company Ottevanger takes you from Hoek van Holland to the port of Rotterdam. From here you cycle across the Maasvlakte towards the beautiful Oostvoornse and Brielse lakes. Stop along the way at the Futureland information center and learn everything about the Second Maasvlakte. Cross the Brielse Meer with the bicycle pedestrian ferry and then set course to Rozenburg for ferry number 3. During the crossing, enjoy one of the busiest waterways in the world, the Nieuwe Waterweg. Once on the other side, you cycle through historic Maassluis towards the green polders and the recreation area of Midden Delfland. These polders are characterized by characteristic ferries.
Ferry to the Maasvlakte (between junction 94 and 57)
The ferry to the Maasvlakte departs every two hours from the Berghaven of Hoek van Holland. Experience shipping on the Nieuwe Waterweg up close. Bicycles are allowed for free!
Bicycle pedestrian ferry Brielle (between junction 26 and 27)
Pont'Geuzenveer\\\' offers walkers and cyclists the opportunity to cross the Brielse Meer halfway.
During the months of April and September the ferry operates on weekends and public holidays from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM, during the months of May through August daily from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM.
Ferry between Rozenburg and Maassluis (between junction 28 and 40)
The ferry (from Blue Amigo) sails daily on the Nieuwe Waterweg between Maassluis and Rozenburg.
The ferry departs every 20 minutes from Maassluis and Rozenburg. During the summer holidays 2018
(July 9 to August 24) there are no rush hour boats.
Ferry via Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/CTHNQLFfWaE2
Midden-Delfland ferry 'de Kwakel' (between junction 66 and 71)
Ferry De Kwakel sails daily from 1 May to the end of September from 11 a.m. In April and October, the De Kwakel ferry only runs on weekends. The last departure from the Bommeer in the Broekpolder is at 17:30, at the Foppenplas 't Jachthuis at 17:40 and at the Kwakelweg at 17:45. The ferry will not operate in bad weather.
Last sailings: Kwakelweg; 5:30 pm, 't Jachthuis; 5:40 PM, Bomber; 5:50 p.m.
With the manually operated self-service ferry 'De Trekschuit' (junction 62) you cross from the Zouteveense to the Duifpolder. With a turning wheel you drive a chain and make sure that you pull yourself over. The chain drops to the bottom behind the ferry to prevent nuisance for shipping traffic. Sailing times: April 1 – October 31. No costs.