DID YOU KNOW?
The ‘Oranjebonnen’ 30, polders between Hoek van Holland, Maassluis and the Westland have recently changed into a green and open area. It is an ideal environment for cyclists, walkers, skaters and horse lovers.
The forests, the dunes, the beach and the sea are ideal for exploring on foot. Below are some of the walking routes available at Tourist Information Hoek van Holland.
Walking Route: Naval Heroes Route
Distance: 3 km (return 6 km)
A walking tour through forest and dunes marked by striking mushrooms and poles with a red tip. A story is written on the mushrooms that reminds us of former seafarers. The route starts at the Tourist Information on the Stationsweg and ends in the dunes overlooking the sea.
Walking Route: Historical Route Hoek van Holland
Distance: 7,5 km
This historical, circular walk takes you through the beautiful village and surroundings of Hoek van Holland. Along the route you will discover various interesting sights like the Fort, the Pier and the Troposcatter. The route starts and ends at the Tourist Information on the Stationsweg.
Walking Route: Vineta
Distance: 8,5 km
This walking route, around the Vineta Dune, is indicated on route panels and poles by a lizard. The tour takes you past beautiful places with unique nature and is interesting for all ages because of the rich war history. The route starts and ends at the Tourist Information on the Stationsweg.
DID YOU KNOW?
The troposcatter in the Vineta Dune 31 is a former American radio relay station with four large satellite dishes. The channel was used to forward messages from West Germany via the United Kingdom to the United States.