By ferry to Europoort, by ferry to Maassluis: plenty of boats on this route! Around you you see gigantic container ships, a mighty sight. You will also explore the polder and the Dutch Military Coastal Defense Museum.
Starting point of this route is a bicycle rental, Peter van Leeuwen Tweewielers in Hoek van Holland. Useful! From here you immediately get on the Fast Ferry to the Noordzeeweg, part of Europoort. On the right you see the Maasvlakte, a landscaped port area of 45 kilometers long. You cycle past the high and low lighthouse of Europoort, indispensable for the ships to find their way to the sea. There are now 6 lighthouses in the entire area that indicate 3 routes.
Military Coastal Defense Museum
With the ferry you cross a little further on to Maasland, a picturesque ancient mining village. In 1574 this area was still under water when William of Orange had the dikes pierced to expel the Spaniards. Part of Maasland enjoys a protected village view. You cycle along the Foppenplas and the Vlaardingervaart towards Hoek van Holland. Just before the city you pass the Dutch Military Coastal Defense Museum (turn right after the forest), worth a visit!
|Peter van Leeuwen Tweewielers (Prins Hendrikstraat, 3151 AH, Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands)||0.00 km|
|94 (3151HR, Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands)||0.89 km|
|22 (3151XP, Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands)||2.84 km|
|37 (3151XT, Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands)||8.79 km|
|40 (3143, Maassluis, South Holland, The Netherlands)||12.60 km|
|28 (Nieuwe weg, 3181LJ, Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands)||13.72 km|
Prins Hendrikstraat 205B
3151 AH Rotterdam