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Hoek of Holland Boulevard

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Shot taken on a dul day in March.

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A: Hoek of Holland boulevard

by Henk van den Berg, 100 meters away

Looking towards the maas entrance at Hoek of Holland

Hoek of Holland boulevard

B: De Redder Hoek Van Holland

by Henk van den Berg, 290 meters away

De Redder Hoek Van Holland

C: RPA16 top deck

by Willem Schulte, 320 meters away

RPA16 top deck

D: RPA16 Engineroom

by Willem Schulte, 320 meters away

RPA16 Engineroom

E: Noorderhoofd Hoek van Holland

by Johan Louw, 540 meters away

noorderhoofd - hoek van holland

Noorderhoofd Hoek van Holland

F: Rescue and ferry museum Jan Lels, Hoek van Holland

by Willem Schulte, 740 meters away

Since 1986 there is a museum in an old ammo bunker built in 1943 in Hoek van Holland. The rescue and ...

Rescue and ferry museum Jan Lels, Hoek van Holland

G: Lighthouse in Hoek van Holland

by Willem Schulte, 920 meters away

The old lighthouse "Het hoge licht" (the high light) in Hoek van Holland. This 26 meter high cast iro...

Lighthouse in Hoek van Holland

H: The Lighthouse Hook of Holland Stena Line

by Henk van den Berg, 950 meters away

The plan for placement of the first lighthouse of Hook of Holland dates from the time of the construc...

The Lighthouse Hook of Holland Stena Line

I: The point of Rozenburg, Netherlands

by Willem Schulte, 1.4 km away

The point of Rozenburg is a recreational area on the land between the Nieuwe Waterweg and the Calandk...

The point of Rozenburg, Netherlands

J: Baywatch Hook of Holland

by Henk van den Berg, 1.7 km away

Baywatch Hook of Holland

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