something for everyone.
Would you like to stay in Hotel Amerika? Then it’s good to know that there’s plenty to see and do in Hoek van Holland and the surrounding areas. The wide North Sea beach for example, which is a major attraction every season: to sunbathe, going for a stroll or bike ride through the dunes, or to enjoy the view from one of the many beach pavilions.
Hoek van Holland has a rich history, mostly during the war years. To this day, there are still many tangible memories from back then that can be found throughout the town, like the bunkers and the Atlantik-Wall museum. Even older is Fort 1881, an old armored fort that was built to protect Rotterdam against the war violence. The three impressive gun turrets and an underground corridor system are more than worth it to visit.
The Nieuwe Waterweg (New Waterway) with the world-famous Maeslantkering is a must see. It’s the closing piece of the Deltawerken (Delta Works), meant to keep our country’s citizens’ feet dry during heavy storms. Rent a bike and combine a trip along the water with a visit to the Westland with many acres of greenhouses with vegetables and flowers. These flowers you will also find in the flower auction of Naaldwijk, where you can book a guided tour. Another recommendation is the crossing with the fast ferry to the second Maasvlakte. Please note: you will pass a seal colony on the way!
A few kilometers outside of Hoek van Holland is the Staelduinse Bos (Stealduinse Forest). An oasis of calmness and a lovely forest for a stroll. Prefer to be in a busy environment? Surrounding Hoek van Holland are well-known cities such as The Hague and Rotterdam with shops, museums and architecture. And for those who want to see the Holland from way back when: visit the canal city Delft. You can plan plenty more of entertaining day trips from Hoek van Holland.