Historic route Hook of Holland

Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 979688

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Provided by: De Hoek van Zuid-Holland

16.8 km
04:12 h
957 kcal
9 m


The history of Hoek van Holland begins with the excavation of the Nieuwe Waterweg in 1864. Because Rijkswaterstaat workers and staff settled around the excavation work, a settlement gradually emerged. Initially Hoek van Holland was part of the municipality's-Gravenzande. In 1914 the village is added to Rotterdam; Hoek van Holland therefore gets the first street names.

Due to its strategic location at the mouth of the Nieuwe Waterweg, Hoek van Holland has had a fascinating history in its relatively short existence. The buildings suffered greatly from the German occupation, especially from the bombardment in May 1940. As a result, the'Old Corner\\\' in particular was largely demolished by the occupiers; the Germans built bunkers here and wanted a free field of fire. Fortunately, there are still plenty of historical places to visit that show the history of Hoek van Holland. This varied walking tour takes you past all the beautiful and interesting places with history in Hoek van Holland. Along the way you can of course visit the museums and other attractions or moor in one of the many cozy cafes along the route.

Tourist office Church Restaurant Lighthouse Windmill Museum Tourist landmark

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De Hoek van Zuid-Holland

The Hoek van Holland is formed by Westland, Hoek van Holland, Maassluis, Vlaardingen, Schiedam, Midden-Delfland and Delft. The area offers a varied experience for cycling and walking tours, from the sea and dunes, glass greenhouses, the Nieuwe Waterweg, polder landscape, old gin distilleries and old-Dutch inner cities. Get out and about here and get to know everything the Hoek van Zuid-Holland has to offer.

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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.



# Description Distance
Tourist Information Hoek van Holland (3151 HR, Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Restaurant Saam Hoek van Holland (Prins Hendrikstraat, 3151 AK, Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.42 km
Harmoniestraat (3151 AB, Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.71 km
De Dorpskerk - Hoek van Holland (3151 AD, Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.99 km
'Het hoge licht-oud', kunstverlichtingsmuseum (Hoge Licht, 3151 AC, Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands) 1.23 km
2e Scheepvaartstraat 1-91, de Oud-woningen (3151 NP, Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands) 1.64 km


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