Hoek van Holland Local Customs

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    The VVV Tourist Information Office

    by johngayton Written Nov 26, 2013

    For all your tourist queries, help with accommodation, public transport information and etc. the VVV tourist information office is located in the main square in the town centre. As well as the usual freebie leaflets they also offer guidebooks, maps and souvenirs for sale.

    They are also happy to assist with queries about the nearby cities such as Den Haag and Rotterdam.

    The office is open year-round from 09.30 until 17.00, Monday to Saturday and their website below is pretty comprehensive too.

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    • Beaches

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    Finding Your Way Around

    by johngayton Written Nov 26, 2013
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    The Hoek is quite a small town, population less than 10,000 with a compact centre. Everywhere is easily walkable, though quite spread out, and so the local tourist board maps and direction signs come in quite useful if searching for somewhere specific.

    If arriving at the ferry port or the Haven railway station the map pictured shows where everything is in relation to where you are and the blue and white signposts indicate walking directions.

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    Ferry-boat Maassluis

    by RoyJava Written Oct 17, 2007
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    If you do not know where is the ferry-boat of Maassluis you probably miss this place.
    Most people travel on the highway and pass the little village of Maassluis.

    When you want to cross the New Waterway by ferry-boat, just drive into Maassluis from highway The Hague or Rotterdam and follow the signs for the "ferry-boat".

    The departs start at 06.00 hrs in the early morning until 00.05 hrs. in the late evening.

    Every hour at .10 - .30 - .50 there is a depart of the ferry-boat.

    Prices >>>
    Pedestrians: € 0,70
    Bicycle/moped: € 1,10
    Motorcycle: € 2,05
    Car: € 3,60
    Big cars/jeeps/lorry/truck: € 8,30

    You can buy a ticket on the ferry-boat.

    Information:
    Veer Maassluis
    Burgemeester van der Lelykade 15
    3143 CD MAASSLUIS

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    Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier

    by RoyJava Updated Oct 17, 2007
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    Even Hoek van Holland is well-known for being the "corner of Holland", where huge ships and the Ferry cross the New Waterway to the North Sea and, the wonderful beaches, you can not miss the Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier.

    This huge experiment was because of the flood in 1953 and is for the reduce the possiblity of exceedance of the North Sea water level. The construction is tested every year which was on September 29th. 2007. All was in good condition and, there were about 3000 watchers.

    There are different ways to visit the place, included for groups, and I do hope I can watch this remarkable, cultural event next year!

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    • Adventure Travel
    • Arts and Culture

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