The De Oude Tol recreation area is located on the Spui near the harbor town of Oud-Beijerland. Traditionally, De Oude Tol has been a mooring place for boats. A steamer has also sailed here for the connection with Rotterdam and Dordrecht. From De Oude Tol you can discover the nature and polder landscape of the Hoeksche Waard by bike.
Tip 1: Historic center of Oud-Beijerland
Oud-Beijerland is located on the Spui. The village has an attractive marina, cozy restaurants and a versatile range of shops. The inhabitants like to describe the village as: A village with urban allure. The history of this place is linked to the reclamation in the 16th century by Count Lamoraal van Egmont. The name Beijerland comes from the count's wife, Sabina van Beieren. The rich history can be seen in the stately mansions along the harbor.
Tip 2: Museum Hoeksche Waard
Two capital national monuments located next to each other form an atmospheric historical complex. The Oost-Leeuwenstein farmhouse and the stately Hof van Assendelft have been renovated and refurbished in recent years and together form the Museum Hoeksche Waard. In the museum you will meet the craftswoman, gentleman farmer, village doctor, craftsman, shopkeeper, farm worker and schoolchild and see how they used to live and work.
Address: East Leeuwenstein Farm. Dorpsstraat 13, Heinenoord. Phone: 0186-601535. Internet: www.museumhw.nl
Tip 3: Visitor center Klein Profijt
Klein Profijt is one of the two visitor centers of the Hoekschewaards Landschap association. The visitor center, located in a former salmon fishery, houses permanent and changing exhibitions related to the flora and fauna of the Hoeksche Waard. You will find a documentation centre, shop and the tourist office. The visitor center has a cozy restaurant with an outdoor terrace, beautifully situated on the river Oude Maas. And in cold weather you can enjoy your drink by the warmth of the fireplace.
Visitor center address: Zalmpad 11, Oud-Beijerland. Telephone: 0186-621888. Internet: www.hwl.nl
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