Hoek van Holland

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Hoek van Holland (literally "Corner of Holland", but known in English as "the Hook" or "Hook of Holland") is a town in South Holland in the Netherlands. It is situated on the North Sea coast, on the north bank of the Nieuwe Waterweg ship canal. The town is administered by the municipality (gemeente) of Rotterdam as a district (wijk) of that city. The district of Hoek van Holland covers an area of 16.7 km² (of which 13.92 km² is land). On 1 January 1999 it had an estimated population of 9,400.

There is a regular ferry service between Hoek van Holland and Harwich in England. There is also a train service running to Rotterdam via Maassluis, Vlaardingen and Schiedam.

Nearby towns include Monster, 's-Gravenzande and Naaldwijk to the northeast and Maassluis to the southeast. On the other side of the river is the Europoort and the Maasvlakte.

The seaside beach has sandy dunes and a pier.

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