Hoek van Holland

It takes about 30 minutes to travel by train from the centre of Rotterdam to the beach at Hoek van Holland. It’s not a trip I make very often… as a matter of fact, today was the first visit there since moving to Rotterdam!

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As usual, there was a strong wind coming off the sea and at the busy end of the beach people were enjoying the sunshine protected by wind shelters. I didn’t actually investigate how the shelters stay anchored to the ground.

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Here’s someone making the most of the wind.

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A few of these beach huts are on the market for about 65,000 euros. That tidy sum buys you 36 square meters, half of which is a hardwood sun deck, a small kitchen, shower and toilet, a small bedroom, solar panels, and a ten-year warranty on materials. And a view of the sea. Also, a pretty good look at the neighbours.

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The picturesque approach to the beach from the dunes.

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The water was surprisingly pleasant and cool on the feet, but no swimming for me, just a walk along the beach and across the dunes where the wild roses were in bloom and filled the air with their scent.

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5 thoughts on “Hoek van Holland

  1. Well, I have always wanted a house with a view of the sea for my retirement. It is just that view of the neighbours that worries me.

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    1. Too close for comfort, isn’t it. On the other hand, I doubt anyone would be there from September to May. There must be better places though.

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