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Flying over Hoek van Holland

Picture 1: Flying over Schiphol
Picture 2: Flying over Amsterdam
Picture 3: Flying over het Museumplein
Picture 4: Flying over Rotterdam
Picture 5: Flying over Haarlem
Picture 6: Flying over Hoek van Holland

Hoek van Holland, or Hook of Holland as it is known in English, literally means "Corner of Holland" and is situated on the Nieuwe Waterweg close to the North Sea coast. The area of Hook of Holland has everything to offer from a weekend break to a beach or activity holiday. The Hook of Holland has endless possibilities, whether on kilometres of beach, or cycling or walking through the countryside. Hook of Holland offers a large number of interesting museums and attractions: Fort aan den Hoek van Holland opened in 1889 as a defence from attack from the sea for the then newly excavated Nieuwe Waterweg, now a Coastal Defence Museum; Jan Lels Lifeboat Museum, gives a poignant impression of the rescue services; National Ferry Service Museum the history of ferry services; Coastal Lighting Museum in the 100 year old lighthouse which stands on the Nieuwe Waterweg; the Jan Knijnenburg Greenhouse Museum, situated in the middle of the polder, houses a unique collection of horticultural tools and equipment; EXPO-INFO Pavilion Waterway Centre is a striking building along the Nieuwe Waterweg, which houses two exhibitions: a changing exhibition of Hook of Holland and the exhibition ‘Rotterdam a safe port; the Storm Surge Barrier, - the final element of a plan to protect the Netherlands from the sea, the construction being as big as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, but four times as heavy in weight. An exhibition with moving scale models, video presentations and animations.

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