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2020

Voorne

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putten Magazine DEFENSES

Military heritage is our passion

BICYCLE ISLAND A new adventure around every turn

VOORNES DUIN

Exciting and dynamic coastal area

INCLUDING EVENT CALENDAR! SEE PAGE 100

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Voorne-Putten

Brielle Oostvoorne Zwartewaal Tinte Vierpolders Heenvliet Rockanje

Geervliet

Voorne-Putten Abbenbroek

Nieuwenhoorn Hellevoetsluis Oudenhoorn

Spijkenisse

Zuidland Hekelingen

Simonshaven

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Introduction

At Voorne-Putten every moment is different. It is an island of contrasts. One minute you are enjoying the endless peace and space and the next you can choose from numerous events and activities. An island waiting to be discovered. Cycle along the horizon, pop over to the other side on a ferry and ‘recharge’ in one of the cosy waterfront cafes. Have a stroll or relax on the wide sandy beaches or figure out the extensive junction networks. Everything is possible! Voorne-Putten is beautiful, spacious and full of adventure. Whether you like rugged water sports or cultural excursions: you’ll find what you’re looking for on Voorne-Putten. What about a kitesurfing lesson or an outdoor ride through the beautiful nature? Or would you rather meet heroes of the sea such as Michiel de Ruyter and Maarten Tromp? The past comes to life in the fortresses of Brielle and Hellevoetsluis. Voorne-Putten magazine has tips and inspiration which can help you on the way for a wonderful visit or stay on our beautiful island. Enjoy! www.opvoorneputten.nl

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6 Municipalities on Voorne-Putten

Fortress cities, seaside resort or small towns, you’ll find it on Voorne-Putten.

12 Beaches Experience the enormous space and taste the salty air.

20 On and by the water Aside from the amazing North Sea beaches,

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28 Interview with Linda Sjoukes and Willi Meirs Kite surfers on Voorne-Putten, it’s fun to watch, admire their tricks and enjoy along with them a bit.

36 Culture Bunkers, mills and maritime history, the island of Voorne-Putten has a rich collection of museums. .

Voorne-Putten has many other beautiful water-

48 Interview Bram Kap

ways where you can relax, swim, do sports and

Military heritage, our passion!

daydream!

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54 54 Out and about

86 Nature

With the wind blowing through your hair, on

Stroll through forest and dunes. Eye to eye

bike or in your hiking boots.

62 Interview Marco Zwaan and Ronald Driessen Traditional beer, historically tasty!

68 The best activities Do you want to go to the city or do you prefer to be locked up on Voorne-Putten?

78 Activities for kids

with a large grazer of quietly enjoy an gaze from the bird watching hut, it is possible on Voorne-Putten.

92 Interview Ad van den Berge Marine mammals and birds on Voorne-Putten!

98 Events With many events and festivals all year round, there is always something going on on Voorne-Putten.

Endless pleasure.

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MUNICIPALITIES ON VOORNE-PUTTEN

Brielle The city on Lake Briel exudes memories of a distant past. The city has received kings and queens in its rich history and counted sea admirals, writers, poets and martyrs among its residents. The old fortressed city and most famous pilgrimage site of South Holland tells, through the more than 300 monuments, the story of the Libertatis Primitiae, “first fruits of freedom”. On April 1, 1572, the city was taken by the Watergeuzen and took its important place in every history

Libertatis Primitae, “first fruits of freedom” 6

book regarding the Eighty Years’ War. The ramparts with its bastions and ravelins still offer protection against the outside world and a safe haven for the many churches and treasures of Brielle.


Hellevoetsluis The beautiful location of the vast Haringvliet has played an important role in the course of history for Hellevoetsluis. Not for nothing that it is the “Fortress City on the Haringvliet�. The Fortress, with its ports and defenses, is home to a rich wealth of history. The water and Hellevoetsluis are traditionally connected. Thanks to its favourable and strategic location on the Haringvliet, Hellevoetsluis became a home base for the Dutch war fleet in the early 17th century. A port that later became more and more reinforced, creating the unique combination of a fortressed city and a war port. Admirals such as de Ruyter, Tromp and Piet Hein have had their home port here.

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MUNICIPALITIES ON VOORNE-PUTTEN

Nissewaard Nature reserves, beautiful polders, ancient rivers, medieval towns, rural villages, architecture, theatre, going out and shopping. Whoever makes a trip through Nissewaard will certainly be surprised. On the one hand, the urban Spijkenisse with direct connection to the big city and, on the other, the rural areas with picturesque medieval towns Geervliet, Heenvliet and the villages of Zuidland, Abbenbroek, Simonshaven, Hekelingen and Oudenhoorn. All these villages are located in the vicinity of the Bernisse, an ancient river that was an important shipping route between Holland and Flanders in the early Middle Ages. Nowadays, the Bernisse is a beautiful recreational area with walking and cycling paths and

Architecture of name and fame

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playing fields. Beningerslikken, located on the tidal river Het Spui, is a nature reserve where bird lovers can indulge. Various cosy restaurants are located throughout the area.


Westvoorne Oostvoorne, Rockanje and Tinte together form the greenest municipality of Voorne-Putten. Oostvoorne, with its Jacoba Burcht, is a perfect base for wonderful cycling and walking tours or a discovery tour by horse through the green forests. Tinte is in one beautiful polder landscape. Every year there is a big Summer party with children’s activities, street theater and music. The village even has two museums. Westvoorne, part of the Southwestern Delta, has been awarded as the best sustainable nature destination in the world due to its unspoilt, liveable nature, enormous biodiversity and sustainable tourism.

Westvoorne ‘Best of nature’

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De Kraanvogel

Theater de Stoep

Geervliet

SpijkenisseFestival

Paardenmarkt Heenvliet Heer en Meester

Korenmolen De Arend

Berenplaat

natuurspeeltuin Beverbos wijndomein De Vier Ambachten

Zuidland

fluisterboot De IJsvogel

RuĂŻne Ravensteyn Recreatiegebied Bernisse Simonshaven Hekelingen

Arboretum

Eurobruggen

Woonboulevard

De Uitwaayer

De Boekenberg

Abbenbroek

Spijkenisse


Oostvoorne | Rockanje | Tinte

There is always something to do in Westvoorne

Westvoorne is known as the garden of the region. In Oostvoorne, Rockanje and Tinte it is beautiful living and recreation. Enjoy Rockanje on the beach, sport on and around the Oostvoornse Meer. Take a walk or bike ride in the beautiful nature reserve. More than a million tourists and holidaymakers visit our coastal region every year.

www.natuurlijkwestvoorne.nl


BEACHES

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Photo: Niels Braal fotografie

Voorne-Putten has 15 kilometres of special coastline. Experience the enormous space and taste the salty sea air. Enjoy stepping onto the sand of the only south facing beach in the Netherlands or above it hanging on the kite. Ride on the beach with your horse and stay and watch the amazing sunset. Voorne-Putten has something for everyone who loves the beach.

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BEACHES

Rockanje Beach

Rockanje beach, the country’s only south facing beach, is totally geared to bathing guests. Due to its unique position, the beach is a true paradise for sunbathers. Whether you just want to enjoy the sun or be active on the water, Badstrand Rockanje has everything you need. The beach slopes very gradually towards the sea and the sandbanks off the coast prevent waves from disrupting your swimming. The beach is therefore ideal for children who can safely play at the water’s edge. At the beach you can do kite surfing, paddle boarding, long boarding, beach yoga and various beach games. You can also have something to eat and drink at one of the beach pavilions. Rockanje beach is accessible via the first and the second entrance. To the north of the Badstrand, there is nudist beach. Every year, Badstrand Rockanje receives the highest award for its very clean beaches and has been awarded the Blue Flag.

Oostvoorne Beach Nature lovers will prefer Oostvoorne beach. This beach offers peace and space. New dunes are constantly developing here and the unspoiled natural beach is very popular among walkers, horse riders and kite surfers.

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Hellevoetsluis

On the beach at the lighthouse you will enjoy the Haringvliet, and with the old fortress around the corner, you’ve got a wonderful place to stay; A small beach situated in the fortified town of Hellevoetsluis. Children can clamber over playground equipment, such as the pirate ship. The beach next to Marina Cape Helius has a friendly atmosphere. The Quackstrand on the Haringvliet is shallow until a long way out from the bank, so ideal for small children. Sheltered by the Haringvlietdam, the less experienced surfers, sailors and kayakers can gain experience. The Quackstrand has various amenities to complete your enjoyment. The Quackstrand has the Blue Flag, an internationally recognised certification awarded annually to beaches which are clean and safe.

Maasvlakte Beach The coastline of Voorne-Putten has grown since the expansion of the Maasvlakte. Maasvlakte 2 directly links up with the current Maasvlakte. The Slufterstrand has therefore largely disappeared. Due to the popularity of the Slufterstrand, it was decided to restore the lost beach during the construction of Maasvlakte 2. The coastal area past Maasvlakte 2 is not a beach with a boulevard and lots of cafes and restaurants. This would not reflect the function of the land reclamation as a port and industrial area. However, it is somewhere where people can enjoy sun, sea, beach, wind and tranquillity. The Maasvlakte beach is mainly known for its ideal conditions for surfers and kiters. Kiters have their own extended section of beach at their disposal. Infrastructure and sufficient parking ensure good accessibility by car and bicycle.

Blue flag

Beach pavilions Enjoy the sunset on the beach and end the day or week with a nice snack and a drink. Then you can go to different beach pavilions on the different beaches of Voorne-Putten.

The beaches on VoornePutten are clean and safe and are awarded annually with the international Blue Flag award.

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Fortified Brielle more than history!

Who doesn’t know... the 1st of April, the liberation of Brielle. The fortified town celebrates this fact each year and has a lot more to offer. Historic buildings, hotels, galleries, restaurants, campsites, terraces, shops, museums and a port with a direct connection to the Brielse Meer. Brielle, there’s always something to do. Experience Brielle!

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ADVERT0RIAL

DISCOVER

GoereeOverflakkee Goeree-Overflakkee is a great base for an active day out, a day at the beach, a cycling or walking tour, or just to have time for yourself. Nature is unspoilt and the coast and beaches are beautiful. And all just a small distance from VoornePutten. Go outdoors!

Beach fun

On Goeree-Overflakkee you will find various nature reserves, spread across the island. Go with a guide or forester to the Slikken van Flakkee and spot roe deer, fjord horses, wild cattle or seals. Are you entrepreneurial? Then walk to one of the two wild animal arenas (lookout points) in the Slikken or take a trip through the Kwade Hoek. Look for special birds such as the European Bald Eagle, Spoonbill or Large Tern. Spot them in nature, or from one of the bird huts of bird boulevard Hellegatsplaat or bird observatory TIJ. Those who visit this island in the winter may be lucky to find a group of wild flamingos at Battenoord.

Do you like the beach and the sea? At Ouddorp and Brouwersdam you will find wide sandy beaches and a vast dune area! Relax and enjoy a wonderful day at the beach. If you want to be active, join in with a game of beach volleyball, yoga on the beach, take a beach walk or cycle through the dunes. Both at the Brouwersdam and at the beaches at Ouddorp you will find cosy beach bars, where you can enjoy a snack or drink.

Inspiration and more information Are you curious about Goeree-Overflakkee and do you want to be inspired? Then visit the VVV Inspiration Point in Ouddorp. Here you can discover in an entertaining and interactive way why Goeree-Overflakkee is so much fun. Our staff will gladly inform you about the island and everything there is to do and experience. For a complete overview of activities and events, check the events calendar via urlurlrul. The Inspiration point is located at Bosweg 2 in Ouddorp.

Brouwersdam The Brouwersdam, with the North Sea on one side and the Grevelingen on the other, is the hotspot for wind surfers and kite surfers from all over the world! Get on the water at a surf clinic or watch the surfers hit the waves.

Will you spend the night? In addition to beaches and nature, the area also has a lot of fun in the villages and marinas. You can enjoy shopping in Ouddorp and Middelharnis. There are various catering and accommodation options throughout the island. Whether you want to spend the night near the coast, in the liveliness of a village or close to nature, there is something for everyone. For more information, go to www.vvvgoeree-overflakkee.nl

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Photo: Merijn Koelink

Bird Observatory TIJ What you should definitely not miss when visiting Goeree-Overflakkee is TIJ. At the edge of the Haringvliet near the Scheelhoek nature reserve lies this special bird observatory in the shape of an egg no less than eight metres high and eleven metres long! You have a 360 degree view. From the parking lot at Jachthaven Stellendam you walk via a sheltered path and then through the tunnel to TIJ.

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ON AND BY THE WATER

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Aside from the amazing North Sea beaches, Voorne-Putten has many other beautiful waterways where you can relax, swim, do sports and daydream!

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ON AND BY THE WATER

Oostvoornse meer In a beautiful location, between the Brielse Meer and the North Sea, you will find the Oostvoornse Meer. A recreational area close to the harbour of Rotterdam. If you look out from the north side of the lake, you will be able to see the ‘Green Beach’, and from the other side you can see the cranes of the Maasvlakte. Because of this, it’s a somewhat surreal place where people, plants and animals will feel at home. There are a lot of options for recreation here, with amazing beaches, various options for paddleboarding, surfing and being under water. There are a lot of facilities for underwater diving. There are a lot of shipwrecks to see, and sometimes even new ones are discovered. A lot of props have been sunk especially for divers. A few famous examples are the underwater (Volkswagen) Beetle and tunnel of 46 metres. Around the lake you will find a few nice catering places, with very good terraces. There are various locations to get your gear so you can get on or in the water.

Brielse meer

The recreational area Brielse Meer of over 10 kilometres long is a green oasis between the island of Voorne on the south side and the harbour of Rotterdam on the north side. People who play water sports will be thrilled by the countless possibilities, like swimming, water cycling, water skiing, sport fishing or just paddling. There is a beautiful cycling path around the lake, which will take you past many beaches, harbours, playing areas and catering places. With the ferry Geuzenveer you can cross the Brielse Meer on foot or with your bicycle.

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In and around the Brielse Meer Meerkoetisland Always wanted to visit a desert island? If so, head for the ‘t Meerkoetjes play island in Brielle lake and go looking for secret spots! You can get nice and dirty here, and if you fall off the barge, you can just swim to the side. The pump

Bernisse

The Bernisse is a stretched natural area on the west

on the other bank even lets you pump

side of Spijkenisse. The river is 8 kilometres long and

your own water to set other parts of

offers a lot of options for water recreation. Motorised ve-

the water play device in motion. You’ll

hicles are not allowed, so rowers, canoers and swimmers

find the water playground at Staaldie-

can do their thing in peace. You can go to Simonshaven

pseweg in Brielle. Follow the sign to

to rent a luxury boat, fishing boat, kayak, water cycle

‘zwemlocatie’.

and paddle board. You can enjoy being on the water,

www.nederlandsezwembaden.nl

but you can also have a nice time on dry land, on the beaches of Abbenbroek and Simonshaven. Close to the Stompaardse Plas there is a new natural playground at the Stompaardsedijk in Simonshaven. The climbing props of natural playground Beverbos are made of natural materials, there are mud paths, a swinging course, strips of forest, scaffoldings and a raft for kids to sail on.

Waterfun At the De Krabbeplaat campsite, waterlovers will be in their element. On the campsite and around, you’ll find everything you need in a perfect setting that is both green and rich in water. With the beautiful fortified town of Brielle just around the corner, you have everything you need for a relaxing holiday at this pleasant family campsite. www.krabbeplaat.nl

Boatrental A pleasant day at the Lake Brielle is best experienced with a rented sloop

Kitesurfen

The popular and fantastic water sport of kite surfing just keeps on grow-

van from Geijsman or from of van Wa-

ing and growing. It has become the most popular activity on the North Sea

tersportcentrum. You can skipper the

beach. The sport, a combination of kiting and surfing, is easy to learn and

sloop yourself, a sailing license is not

has become increasingly safe in recent years. Depending on the wind, the

necessary, familiarity with boating and

water off the beaches at Rockanje, Oostvoorne or Maasvlakte is perfect

the water is enough to have a wonder-

for kite surfing. You can also take lessons. The certified teachers will make

ful day.

sure you master kite surfing quickly and safely. Not sure you fancy the high

www.geijsman-watersport.nl

speeds and big leaps of kite surfing? You can still enjoy watching the spec-

www.watersportcentrumbrielle.nl

tacle of numerous kites ‘dancing’ on the wind. www.learnkiteboardingnow.com

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ON AND BY THE WATER

Marina Hellevoetsluis has six fantastic harbours with a total of about two thousand berths. They provide a perfect base for watersports enthusiasts who love the wide open water of the Haringvliet and the sea. From Hellevoetsluis you can sail deeper into the Zeeland Delta and South Holland, either along the waterways or by sea. The marinas in Heliushaven are located close to a beautiful nature reserve and the historic fortress and have an open connection with the Haringvliet. The marinas in the canal are a stone’s throw away from the shopping centre. www.jachthavenhellevoetsluis.nl www.marina-capehelius.nl

Haringvliet The Haringvliet is a former bay between Voorne-Putten, the Hoeksche Waard and Goeree-Overflakkee. At the end of 2018 the sluice doors of the Haringvlietdam were gradually put ajar. This was done so that fishes, like the salmon and the sturgeon can migrate between sea and river again. Boardwalks, natural playgrounds, lookouts and a bird spotting dome ensure that everyone can enjoy the unique nature around the Haringvliet. This area is ideal for cycling, hiking, boatrenting, fishing or playing and splashing at the Quackstrand beach in Hellevoetsluis. www.happyboats.nl

Linquenda The Linquenda || is a klipperaak and was built in 1914. The klipperaak is a Dutch inland-sailing vessel. The ship transports walkers and cyclists from Middelharnis, Stellendam and Tiengemeten in the summer months. On these trips on the Haringvliet, there’s no sailing but the sailing ship functions as a motorboat. www.gezelligzeilen.nl

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Bodysliding off the waterjump Brouwersdam’s most spectacular attraction is the Water Jump. This ‘ski jump’ nearly 8 metres high with two separate slides is located on the banks of the Grevelingen lake, right next to the terrace of Brouwersdam Sale & Surf Centre. For those who dare, diving off the Water Jump offers a sensational and refreshing leap into the Grevelingen lake.

Land sailing and kite buggies Popular beach sports on the North Sea Beach include power kiting, land yachting and kite buggying. Land

Brouwersdam

yachting involves sitting in a vehicle propelled by a sail. In a kite buggy, it is not a sail but a kite that pulls the vehicle along. Land yachting and kite buggying are

A few kilometres from Voorne-Putten lies Brouwers-

suitable for young and old. Land yachting is easy to

dam. On the seaward side of Brouwersdam is the North

learn; lying down, just above the ground, you steer the

Sea Beach, where there is always something to do.

land yacht and tear across the beach. To operate a kite

The North Sea Beach is one of the Netherlands’ widest

buggy, you first need to learn to control the power kite,

and longest beaches. The sand, the sun, the sea and of

after which you move on to the buggy. The long, wide

course the wind create an environment that that makes

beach makes Brouwersdam an ideal location for these

you want to get out there and get active; you can play

beach sports.

with the natural elements to your heart’s content.

Kabbelaarsbank

“Kabbelaarsbank” is the ‘inside’ of Brouwersdam on the Grevelingen lake and has long been a much-loved spot by windsurfing and sailing enthusiasts – with good reason! Europe’s largest saltwater lake offers ideal conditions for an active and relaxed day in, on and by the water: the most annual sunshine in the Netherlands, beautiful nature and, of course, the wind.

Zwembaden Besides plenty of opportunities to swim in nature, Voorne-Putten also has various swimming pools; swimming isn’t just fun, it’s also very healthy. In the swimming pools on Voorne-Putten, you can enjoy recreational swimming, sit in a lovely hot tub or swim lengths in one of the competition pools. Bernissebad Heenvliet www.bernissebad.nl De Dukdalf Brielle www.dukdalfbrielle.nl

All rental addresses on Voorne-Putten can be found on opvoorneputten.nl

De Eendraght Hellevoetsluis www.eendraght.nl Rivierabad Spijkenisse www.optisport.nl/rivierabad.nl De Meander Oostvoorne www.westvoorne.nl/accomodaties/zwembad_43485 ‘t Molengors Zuidland www.zwembadmolengors.nl

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INTERVIEW

Kite-surfing on Voorne-Putten

Both are working at the campsite, Linda on a fulltime basis because she will take over the camping from her parents in the future. Willi is Linda’s friend and came to work as an instructor at the kite surfing school three years ago, with the intention of staying one season and then traveling. But nothing has come of traveling after meeting Linda. In the meantime, Linda has also obtained her diploma as an instructor and they are both now teaching, but they also regularly kite surf in their free time.

Beginners spot The nearby beach of Oostvoorne is a wonderful place for the beginning kite surfer. “This beach is really a beginner’s spot”, says Linda. “An ideal spot for the novice kite surfer, because it is in a bay and the water is shallow, so you have little waves and no current. It’s a bit of a walk from the large parking lot, but it’s worth it of course because you’ll stay on the beach for a few hours, especially if it concerns a kite surfing lesson.” And as Willi

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adds: “You immediately warm up your muscles. Afterwards, you can take a shower and change your clothes in the specially made spaces at the Restaurant aan Zee. Another advantage is that only kite surfing schools with a license can come here so that the number of kite surfers is limited”. Willi would like to emphasise that this location is also a nature reserve. This is indicated on an information sign at the parking lot and can be seen on other posts as well. On the right is a nature reserve and the left for kite surfers. Due to ignorance, or by mischance, this sometimes goes wrong and kite surfers end up in the nature reserve. Both indicate that kite surfing is not a sport that you can practice without having first had lessons. It is an extreme sport that can be dangerous not only for the athlete themselves, but also for the other beachlovers. Oostvoorne beach is a beloved and well-known spot for beginning kite surfers and they come from all over the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and even France.

Photos: Jaco Kleijwegt

Kite surfers on Voorne-Putten, it’s fun to watch, admire their tricks and enjoy along with them a bit. We are curious as to why they love to come to our beaches and what the nicest places are to kite surf. To learn more about it, we agreed to talk with Linda Sjoukes and Willi Meirs at the Ketjil campsite, where a kite surfing school has been established since 1999.


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INTERVIEW

Sports in the middle of nature is fantastic

A beach a little further away…. “Have you already mastered the art of kite surfing a bit? Then you can go to the Slufterstrand (beach) on the Maasvlakte. This is also a beautiful area where nature and kite surfing go well together. The current and waves are not that big here due to the location and the sandbanks. Behind the Slufter beach is the rescue brigade building and the beach entrances for bathers follow. Kite surfing is not allowed there, but beyond these turns, a section is also specified for water sports enthusiasts and fishermen. There are more waves on this rear part of the Maasvlakte beach and it is really only intended for the experienced kite surfer. You can also kite surf on the sport beach of Rockanje. Especially when there is a lot of wind coming from the north, Rockanje is a good spot. And Rockanje is now also a beloved area for a new branch of sport, the so-called hydrofoiling.”

rounded by nature. Curious seals regularly come off their sandbars to take a look. You can sometimes come across some porpoises as well. These locations are therefore not only loved by water sports enthusiasts, but also by nature lovers and bird spotters.” In addition to kite surfing, both Linda and Willi also like to go surfing, paddle boarding, catamaran sailing and are very enthusiastic about the mountain bike trail around the Oostvoornse Meer (lake). In short, this enthusiastic, sporty couple of nature lovers feel completely at home at Voorne-Putten!

Tip Watch the videos of “The Slufter Bros” on YouTube or “Maasvlakte and Slufter Spot Overview” - drone kite surfing to get an impression

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In the middle of nature

of the environment. Search hydrofoiling and kite

“What makes the kite surfing spots on the beaches at Voorne-Putten unique is the feeling of being sur-

surfing to view this sport.


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ON AND BY THE WATER

Cast out a fishing rod Voorne-Putten is known as one of the areas with the highest fish concentration in the Netherlands and is a paradise for anglers. From wreck fishing, fly fishing to belly boat fishing, from fishing in the polder, on a lake, a ditch or canal, these are all options on Voorne-Putten. Salt

Fresh

Voorne-Putten has a beautiful coastline where you can fish a plenty. When there is an onshore wind, the fish feed on sand eels and that can produce nice catches. And there are also beautiful fishing spots in the middle of the port area of Rotterdam Europoort. If you go fishing at the Oude Maas you can catch both salt and freshwater fish. The Haringvliet was already an attractive fishing area, but this has increased due to the opening of the Haringvliet locks. The Haringvliet will once again become the crucial gateway to the Rhine and Maas and migratory fish such as salmon and sturgeon can benefit from this.

In the polders of Voorne-Putten, but also in the recreational areas Brielse Meer, Bernisse and Oostvoornse Meer, you can enjoy good fishing. You will find nice fishing spots with a wide variety of fish species. The Oostvoornse Meer, for example, is very suitable for fly fishermen. There are trout swimming there that have record dimensions due to the favourable living conditions. Lake Briel offers beautiful sheltered fishing spots along the shore, but the islands in the lake are also popular. The quality of the water of the Bernisse is very good and the quiet Bernisse therefore also has a nice stock of fish. If you are looking for a fishing challenge, then there’s the Spui, with its strong current. And the fishing spots around the fortifications of Brielle and Hellevoetsluis are of course also unique. In short, Voorne-Putten has plenty of fishing possibilities. In order to fish on Voorne-Putten island, you need a fishing permit or pass. For more information about the fishing areas and the permits: www.onsgenoegen. www.mijnhengelsportvereniging.nl www.hsphetvoornsekanaal. www.hvdewatergeus.nl www.zeenaald.nl www.sportvisserijnederland.nl/vispas

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Camping ‘t Weergors Zuiddijk 2, 3221LJ Hellevoetsluis +31(0)181-312430 www.weergors.nl info@weergors.nl

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Familiecamping ’t Weergors is de ideale uitvalsbasis van uw verblijf op Voorne-Putten. Back-to-basic kamperen of glamping in stijl? De mogelijkheden zijn legio in maritiem Hellevoetsluis! Glamping | Kamperen | Camperplaatsen


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Midicamping van der Burgh Hidden in the polder, centrally located between Rockanje and Hellevoetsluis, lies “Midicamping Van der Burgh”. A campsite that has not grown into a leisure park but a medium-sized family campsite that offers spacious tourist camping pitches with comfort all year round. The clean, heated plumbing completes the comfortable feeling. The pitches are divided over a number of smallscale open fields that are separated from each other by high vegetation. Every field has a friendly atmosphere with a limited number of campers, people who easily make contact with the other guests. The (grand) children can enjoy themselves in a safe and well-arranged environment. For example in the playground, the youth club, in the free go-karts, with the animals from the small petting zoo or on the back of one of the Shetland ponies. See you at the Midicamping! www.midicamping.nl

Camping Gorshoeve Be yourself, feel at home and complete your vacation the way you want! We are happy to offer you a nice, quiet place on our campsite or rent out one of our special accommodations. With great pleasure we have given our chalets, mobile homes and log cabins their own character. Everyone is different and so are our accommodations. We wish you a warm welcome to Camping Gorshoeve, Kamplaan 4-6, 3233 XD, Oostvoorne Reservations can be made via our website www.camping-gorshoeve.nl

Wine domain the Four Crafts

Domain de Vier Ambachten (Four Crafts) is the largest vineyard in South Holland. The domain is also a wedding location and a farm. There are many grape varieties, apple varieties and fig species. We produce different red, white and rosé wines, sparkling wine, 3 types of port wines and very tasty cider. Come for a drink on the terrace, a tour, wine tasting or a themed evening such as Italian, French, German and BBQ. Or spend the night in a wine barrel or vineyard house, www.domein-de-vier-ambachten.nl Biertsedijk Oost 8, 3212LX Simonshaven 0639020114, info@domein-de-vier-ambachten.nl 35


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Bunkers, mills, ships, maritime history, the island of Voorne-Putten has a rich collection of museums. From the rural Stenen Baak to the impressive Historical Museum Den Briel, where you can step right into the Eighty Years’ War. Water rats and sprayers are also in their element in the Jan Blanken Dry Dock and the National Fire Museum in Hellevoetsluis.

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Musea historical heritage Jan Blanken Dry Dock The Jan Blanken Dry Dock is the oldest surviving dry dock in the Netherlands and unique of its kind in terms of structure. The dry dock was built between 1798 and 1822 and is still in use for the maintenance of small vessels. Often these are historic ships. A visit to the dock is a unique experience for young and old, and takes you back in time to the era of the great naval heroes. The dry dock consists of two separate docks – Kieldok for minor maintenance and Timmerdok for major repairs and shipbuilding. A special feature is the ‘ship door’ that seals off the dock. The visitor centre has interactive displays which allow you to explore its history for yourself and to see, hear and read all about the dry dock and its architect. The tours are highly recommended – part of them involve walking through the historic tunnels, which could be flooded in order to quickly put out any fires in the dock. www.droogdok.nl

Back to the sixties

Fishing Museum

Located in the attractive De Serreburgh architectural

history of Zwartewaal’s fishery. The historic building is

complex, this corner apartment has been entirely

at the head of the harbour and a sailmaker used to be

furnished in 1960s style. The apartment gives a sense

located next to the warehouse. Using historical objects,

of how people lived in the 1960s, what household

interactive elements, films, audio and texts, the visitor

equipment and furniture they had and what games they

is immersed in the world of fishing vessels, river fish-

played. There are regular exhibitions. Open to visitors on

ing, related professions, life on board, and more. On the

Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

ground floor there is the gallery space Art in Progress by

Museumwoning Spijkenisse,

Kunstkring Voorne.

Eikenlaan 37a, tel. 0181-621 658.

www.historischmuseumdenbriel.nl/nl/bezoek-brielle-en-

The presentation on the first floor of the national monument, a net warehouse in Zwartewaal, tells about the

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Dames Mak Greengrocer’s Everybody in Spijkenisse knew the old greengrocer’s run by the Mak sisters. Spinsters Annetje and Klaasje Mak ran the shop until 1986. The nostalgic little shop and house were left behind and were completely restored in 2010 to their condition of 1918. The façade now even features the original round window. www.groentewinkelmak.nl

’t Vliegend Hert Windmill Brielle’s post mill has an unusual history. During restoration work on the Brielle fortifications in 1973, two large lumps of stone were found. These turned out to be the

De Hoop

Corn Mill

old foundations of the post mill which stood here in the

In 1697 there was a wooden post mill on the place

17th century. This prompted the establishment of the ‘t

where the dry dock is now.

Vliegend Hert foundation, which eventually rebuilt the

This mill had to make way for the dry dock at the end of

windmill in 1985. A special feature of the windmill are

the 18th century. The stone tower mill “De Hoop” was

its three lofts, the central milling loft, the top stone loft

built in 1801. The flour carts could drive under the sack

and the bottom loft, known as ‘hell’. The mill operates

hoist for loading and unloading. During the restoration

and is open to visitors every Friday (and Saturday, sub-

in 1961-1962 this passageway was restored. In 1995

ject to confirmation) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The windmill

a visitor centre was opened in the second attic and the

offers wonderful views of the surrounding city walls and

public is welcome in the months of July and August on

the city. Beside the windmill, in ‘De Molenschuur’, mill

Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. and on

products are for sale.

certain special days.

www.vliegendhert.org

www.molendehoophellevoetsluis.nl

The National Fire Department Museum The national fire department museum in Hellevoetsluis is the palpitating heart of the history of the fire department museum. Besides all the many objects and articles that have been preserved, the museum shows the development of the fire department over all the centuries. The biggest attraction of course, Is the fantastic collection of old fire engines, from hand sprays to high pressure mist sprays. www.nationaalbrandweermuseum.nl 39


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St. Catharine’s Church When driving towards Brielle, the 60-metre tall tower of St. Catherine’s Church is visible from afar – so it’s quite something to consider that it was originally intended to be twice as tall! In 1575, stadholder William of Orange­ married his third wife Charlotte de Bourbon in St. Catherine’s Church, by way of thanks for the liberation of Brielle by the sea beggars on 1 April 1572. A stainedglass window in the church commemorates the event. From this tower, Mary Stuart waved off her husband, stadholder William III, on 11 November 1688. Stadholder William III left for England with a large military retinue intent on defeating the king of England, in which aim he was successful, and in the year 1689, he was crowned king of the Netherlands.If you would like to enjoy the view from the tower yourself, you can do so in the summer months. www.catharijnekerk.nl

R.T.M Ouddorp steam trams ran from the Rotterdam Tramway Company

Kruithuis, Courtine and Bastion V

between Rotterdam and the South Holland islands. The

The fortress walls of Brielle boast various bastions, rave-

museum shows the tram equipment that ran on these

lins and bulwarks. The centuries-old Kruithuis (powder

tram lines. A ride through the dunes of Ouddorp and over

house), by Bastion No. 2, houses a permanent exhibition

the Brouwersdam is also possible. The timetable can be

about the history of the April 1st celebrations in Brielle.

found on the website of the museum.

The exhibition relates how the population of Brielle has

www.rtm-ouddorp.nl

commemorated the capture of the city by the sea beg-

From the year 1898 to the 60s of the last Century,

gars on 1 April 1572 over the years. Bastion No. 5 has

Stadsmuseum Hellevoetsluis

The Hellevoetsluis Town Museum not only contains lots of historical information about Hellevoetsluis, it is also located within a historic site; the top floor of the Large Warehouse of the former naval dockyard dating from 1786, opposite the storage place for the naval guns. The permanent exhibition depicts the lives and work of the residents of the past and today. There are objects relating to agriculture, education and the town’s glorious maritime history. In addition, temporary exhibitions are held on special objects. www.stadsmuseumhellevoetsluis. 40

an exhibition about Brielle during the ‘French period’. www.1aprilvereniging.nl www.levedevestingbrielle.nl


Museum In den Halven Maen and De Koffieleut Just outside the village Tinte on the Lodderlandsedijk, there are two small museums. Museum “In den Halven Maen” is housed in a former garage, where old groceries, cans and tobacco items are exhibited with a surprising ‘comic’ garden and terrace. A little further along is museum “De Koffieleut”, which mainly exhibits old coffee grinders, coffeepots and agricultural equipment. Every year, a big festival is held in this small village. The three day Tinte Summer Festival includes children’s activities, street theatre and music. www.indenhalvenmaen.nl, www.dekoffieleut.com

Stenen Baak

De Buffel Museum Ship

(Oostvoorne-Brielle)

Step aboard and go more than 145 years back in time.

burned down. In the 18th and 19th century the light-

De Buffel was in service with the Royal Netherlands

house got a military function in the defences of Brielle.

Navy in the period from 1896 to 1973 and is now on

Since 2004, the former lighthouse has been renovated

display at Koningskade in Hellevoetsluis. On board this

and opened to the public. If the weather is good the roof

museum ship, history is brought to life. There are puppet

is accessible, and you can enjoy a beautiful view.

shows plus interactive games for the youngsters. You

www.historischmuseumdenbriel/bezoek-brielle-en-

can see engines in operation, see what the ship look

omgeving/stenen-baak

The Stenen Baak was built in four months in 1630. The Stenen Baak was the first stone lighthouse of the Netherlands; it replaced wooden lighthouses that had

like when it was in service and experience its history through the film shown there. The tweendeck is the entertain and amaze the kids.

Pilgrimage Church

www.debuffel.nl

The pilgrimage church Martelaren van Gorcum is a

children’s domain. It has various different skill games to

pilgrimage site in Brielle which is entirely devoted to the

Hellevoetsluis Lighthouse

Martyrs of Gorcum. The story of the Martyrs of Gorcum goes back to the revolt against Spain. When the sea beggars’ fleet captured Gorcum in June 1572, a group of priests were taken prisoner. For nearly two weeks, they were tortured, baited and tempted to renounce

The lighthouse, dating from 1882, is still used for ship-

their faith. Behind the church, at the site of the former

ping. The lighthouse provides a magnificent view over

peat barn, is the martyrs’ field where the martyrs lost

the Haringvliet and the harbour of Hellevoetsluis. This

their lives. The annual pilgrimage day in July still attracts

Hellevoet lighthouse is open to the public every last

people from all over the country. In the months of July

Sunday during the months of May through August from

and August, the church is open every afternoon from 1

12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

p.m. – 5 p.m

www.bezoekhellevoetsluis.nl/vuurtoren

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Biberbunker Hidden in the dunes of Oostvoorne there is a remnant from World War ll. The people of the area call it the Biberbunker, a huge concrete clossus built with three metres thick walls. The bunker and Stelling, which can be found, tell a unique piece of history. The Funktstelle Vermittlung is also opend for visitors, and you can look at the Flak 37, an infamous anti-aircraft weapon. With these assets, the association shows even more of the unique history of what happened in the Oostvoorne Dune. www.biberbunker.nl

AMS Bernisse The AMS Bernisse is a ship that evokes the aftermath of the Second World War, having been constructed just after the war in Belgium. As part of the Marshall Aid

The Ravesteyn Ruin

It is a particularly fine historic naval ship with a historic past. Reason enough to come tot he Koningskade in Hel-

Heenvliet is home to the Ravesteyn ruin, one of very few build-

levoetsluis and see it or take a look around.

ings from the Middle Ages in unaltered condition. The former cas-

www.msbernisse.nl

tle was built around the middle of the 13th century and was part of a series of defensive works on the island of Voorne. The ruin is surrounded by a moat. Within this well-preserved castle, there are still quite a few features of medieval architecture to be seen. The surrounding estate consists of various gardens. Every year on the estate, a sculpture garden is organised in which art is displayed around the ruin. www.beeldentuinravesteyn.nl

Lightschip 12 Noord Hinder The lightship 12 Noord Hinder was built in 1963 and served as a ‘landmark’ at various points in the North Sea until 1994. By then, the lightship had become surplus to requirements due to the modern navigation technology on board seagoing vessels. The Noord Hinder was the last lightship to serve at sea and was eventually replaced by a light buoy. A visit to this unique museum ship in Hellevoetsluis is very special and instructive. For children, it is also very adventurous. For example, they get to climb the light tower and visit the galley! www.noordhinder.nl 42

package, the ship cleaned up many mines off the coast.


The Burcht van Voorne De Sjoel The burcht van Oostvoorne was founded between 1150 and 1250 by the

De Sjoel is a historic cultural

nobels of Voorne. The fortress was built on a “motte”, a natural elevation

monument in Brielle’s old city

in the landscape which was artificially raised. By building on top of a dune,

centre. It is the former synagogue

people could defend themselves more easily from attackers and they also

which was used by the Jewish

had an excellent view the Meuse delta and the surrounding land. At the

community until the Second

start of the 15th century, the complex served as a country retreat for Jacoba

World War. De Sjoel is also open

van Beieren, so the surviving ruin is aptly called Jacoba Burcht. The ruin of

to guided groups by

the fortress can be visited free of charge.

appointment.

www.monumentenbezit.nl/jacobaburcht-oostvoorne

www.desjoelbrielle.nl

Eighty years’ War Historical Museum Den Briel The museum, which is located in the old city hall and the old city jail, is devoted to the Eighty Years’ War and particularly the date 1 April 1572. On that day, Brielle was captured by the ‘sea beggars’ for the Prince of Orange. Brielle was the “first to be liberated”. Objects, videoclips, stories, animations and games give the visitor a good picture of the events of that time. www.historischmuseumdenbriel.nl

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VERRASSEND HELLEVOETSLUIS Rondom de vestinghaven \

Mijnenveger Bernisse Stap in de verrassende wereld van een oorlogsschip!

Ramtorenschip de Buffel Van moederschoot naar zee!

Droogdok Jan Blanken Beleef het werkende maritieme erfgoed

Lichtschip 12 Noord-Hinder Helder lichtpunt in historisch Hellevoetsluis

www.mbernisse.nl

Nationaal Brandweermuseum Een wereld als een spannend jongensboek www.nationaalbrandweermuseum.nl

Vuurtoren Hellevoetsluis Een helder lichtbaken

www.debuffel.nl

www.droogdok.nl

www.noordhinder.nl

Kunstuitleen Hellevoetsluis Alles voor de kunst

www.museumplatforum.nl

Verdedigingswerken Hellevoetluis Innemend onneembaar!

www.kunstuitleenhellevoetsluis.nl

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Open air museum

De Duinhuisjes in Rockanje The open-air museum “De Duinhuisjes” contains four original dune farms dating from 1850 to 1910. The dwellings are decorated in the style that was customary around the years 1900-1930. They have the same basic shape, but differ in layout and design, depending on the occupation of the residents, the “Dûnmieren”. Furniture and utensils, mostly from donations, complete the interiors. There is also a pigsty, chicken coop, open wagon shed, wells and a laundry room. The whole has a beautiful garden with fruit trees, multicoloured flowers and a few beehives. In 2016, the “Dûnhus” was opened, which serves as a visitor centre, with a shop. Coffee, tea and lemonade are available. Every year we furnish one of the houses in a themed exhibition. In 2020 the theme

You can find more information on our website www.hvwv.nl.

is “75 years of liberation from Westvoorne”. There are

It will of course it will only be fun when you come and see for

events for children in the afternoons, various markets

yourself. You are very welcome at Duinstraat 18 in Rockanje!

and “Living History” days during which some volunteers

You can park for free in the large car park next to the Tenel-

are dressed in traditional costumes.

laplas visitor centre.

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Our professionals of the Golf Academy take great pleasure in teaching you all the aspects of golf. After your lesson or round of golf you can relax in our clubhouse and enjoy a drink at the bar or a meal in our restaurant Bogey’s. Feel free to come and see what golf is all about and become as enthusiastic as we are.

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Going out on Voorne-Putten You needn’t to be bored for a moment. You’ll find traditional friendly pubs, a casino, hip beach pavilions, trendy bars and music cafes. Prefer to go to the movies or the theatre? Then check out Theater de Stoep, Brestheater, Theater Twee Hondjes or one of the two cinemas.

Centre for the Arts Let yourself be immersed in the fascinating world of music, dance, theatre or visual arts in the Centre for the Arts Spijkenisse (CVDKS). Go there during or after a busy day of work or school, and you’ll go home full of inspiration and energy. You can go there for workshops,

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(short) courses and (even) your own birthday party! The CVDKS also offers training courses for companies. Get started with your team in, for example, Murder play, Presentation training, Dance dance dance, yoga, singing, percussion, Aboriginal Art workshop and more. Plenty of options. You can find information from the CVDKS on www.cvdks.nl.

Theatre

You can also call 0181-652250 if you have any questions.

Are you a theatre lover? Then you’re in luck! On Voorne-Putten, we have no fewer than three welcoming theatres where you can go to view your favourite performances. www.theaterdestoep.nl www.theatertweehondjes.nl www.brestheater.nl

Film night

Fancy being carried away by a love story? Or do you prefer horror films? You can pick and choose at the Arcaplex and Tivoli Theater cinemas. Arcaplex is Spijkenisse’s cinema, with a large and varied offering of films for young and old, from early in the morning to late in the evening. The cinema regularly holds events and special previews. Tivoli Theater is a cosy and convivial cinema located on Rijksstraatweg in Hellevoetsluis. In this charming, smallscale cinema you can relax and enjoy the show. www.arcaplex.nl, www.tivolitheater.nl 46


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Military heritage

Our passion! There is much to experience in the fortress of Hellevoetsluis. For centuries it was the most important naval port in the Netherlands. You will find an impressive coastal battery with various buildings such as a barracks, gunpowder and missiles repository, fort, and a robust 24 cm cannon. Curious about the stories behind these defenses, we went to talk to Bram Kap in Kazerne Haerlem. Bram is the chairman and board member of the Defense

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Works Foundation. Panels with time periods are hanging in the visitor centre and you get a good idea of what has happened in this fortressed city over the years through maps and aerial photos. In the room there are tables in which you can see found and excavated objects from days gone by. “During the tours that we give, we often ask people walking by if they would also like to come along on a tour. People then many times say, “I walk here every day”. But many people walk here every day but don’t know what they see”, says Bram. “With a bit of explanation, you put it all into context, then you get the complete story.” Children who come to the visitor centre can dress up in the military suits that are waiting for them in the dress up chest.


“Children who put on a helmet for the first time sometimes almost collapse because the helmets are really heavy.” There are also two old round cannon balls so that the children can feel how heavy they are. “It is important that children nowadays learn about what happened then. People sometimes ask me; “Are you for war?” And then I answer; Certainly not, actually I’m against it! But I want to tell the story of freedom. Above all, we must not forget that many of the freedoms we have right now, we owe to what has happened throughout the ages. In addition, I do this work to give people an experience; what happened in the past, and, on the other hand, I also find a piece of architecture very interesting. What has all been built, and for what purpose? Without the casualties or warfare, but mainly because these kinds of buildings still exist. It is very special and amazing that they could build in that way at the time. It is therefore threefold that I am so excited about this.”

We try to offer an experience “As a foundation, with more than 15 motivated volunteers, we try to get people enthusiastic about military heritage. We do this by organising various activities such as guided tours, or theme tours such as the Second World War walk. Next year we will certainly offer activities that tie in with the celebration of 75 years of liberation from the Netherlands. We also have “Do-day”, which is a fun afternoon for children. We have worked out a photo search where children get a fan of photos, and when they have found those objects in the photos, they get a letter

It is important that children nowadays learn about what happened then

War tactics ‘I think the oldest building in Hellevoetsluis is the powder house, built around 1650. Around 1705, when the city walls were finished, it was first thought that you could defend the city with stone walls, that they were sturdy enough and unbreakable. The defenses were used differently over time. The war tactics changed. Later you see that stronger guns and heavier bullets came, and that an earthen wall worked better than stone. You had the Circles Act around the fortress. Houses had to be made of wood, so that the field of fire around the fortress could be quickly cleared. If necessary, the houses were burned down.”

Cannon 24 IJ “There is also an authentic barrel of a cannon from 1873 here. It was found on the beach at the Quack. Thanks to Arie van der Ban, this barrel has been brought to Hellevoetsluis. After that it spent years in front of the Brandweermuseum, with the other cannon barrels that stand there. It was later restored and a good gun carriage was recreated based on the original drawings. Once there were thirteen of these guns here on the coastal battery.” 49


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Bicycling tip: The Atlantikwall bicycle route leads you past all the interesting defense buildings on Voorne-Putten. (see page 58)

that corresponds to a number that they find on a form. In this way we hope to educate the children in what’s a bunker, and what’s not. The bunker escape is also a favourite. That is fun to do with the whole family. Parents can help and you can see the children discussing what they see here with their parents later on.”

Lectures “In the winter we give lectures, where we offer interesting themes. Themes that fit into the context of Hellevoetse history. In terms of knowledge, we get a lot of information from the Voorne-Putten Regional Archive, the Hellevoetsluis City Museum and the National Archive. Today we tell what we know today and tomorrow we tell what we know tomorrow, because it has sometimes turned out that, with history, we had interpreted it differently than it really was. And that, after further investigation, other facts emerged whereby history sometimes went a little differently than we thought before and had to adjust the story.”

Voorne-Putten “From a military point of view, the island is very rich, for example, the Biberbunker in Oostvoorne and Fort Noorddijk and Fort Pentserdijk. During the restoration, they found many small objects from the Second World War on the latter fort. You can view these during Voorne in Stelling and on Open Monument Day! During Voorne in Stelling you can also go to the bunker complex, on private land, on the Windgatse weg. This is highly recommended. There’s a large hospital bunker and a command bunker that’s quite big and still almost completely intact.”

From a military point of view the island is very rich

Tip 5 May Bevrijdingsfestival 30 May

Voorne in Stelling

12 September Open Monumentendag

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A day out in Maassluis? Discover the many options at ervaarmaassluis.nl Maassluis is a beautiful city with a rich history. You can feel this atmosphere during a visit to the harbour and in the historic city centre. Maassluis has many attractions on offer. When you walk through the heart of the city and its lively waterways to the city centre, you will automatically pass by its numerous monuments and the port. Particularly special are the unique location

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of the ‘Groote Kerk’ (Big Church), the recently opened ‘Monstersche Sluis’ shiplock and of course the beautiful and uniquely rare ‘sleepboten’ or tugboats. Maassluis is also most suitable for shopping, for visiting a café or restaurant or for attending an exciting local event. See you soon in Maassluis!


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Out and about with the wind blowing through your hair, on bike or in your hiking boots. A new adventure beckons around every corner.

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OUT AND ABOUT

By foot With the extensive walking junction network at VoornePutten you can plan your route and determine the distances yourself. The routes are not only about paved paths, but also half and unpaved paths and that makes it so much fun! Stroll through the woods, on sandy roads, dikes or explore the tall grass. While walking, you can enjoy the characteristic polder landscapes, sheep on the dike and the view over the lakes and beaches. Wear sturdy shoes, binoculars and a backpack and go by foot. We have made a selection from the large selection of hiking trails. Download the route at https://www.opvoorneputten.nl/ themaroutes/ and set off on an adventure! 56


Walk through history Brielle has a rich history and breathes memories of a distant past. You will find examples of this rich past at many places in the city centre. Beautiful facing bricks, plaques, and most especially the many listed buildings, have their own story. The Brielle guide group can tell you all about this but of course you can also go on your own. There are several city walks available at the Historisch Museum Den Briel. Opposite the museum is the statue of former queen Wilhelmina, the guide group departure point in high season. www.gidsengroepbrielle.nl

Naval heroes route In historic Hellevoetsluis you can follow in the footsteps of our naval hero Admiral Michiel de Ruyter by setting off with this naval hero. The historic city guide will take you on a voyage of discovery around the fortified harbour of Hellevoetsluis in search of the maritime past. Starting in 1602, the beginning of the Dutch East India Company period, the port of Hellevoetsluis was the most important Dutch naval port for hundreds of years. Piet Hein brought the Spanish treasure fleet he captured (Zilvervloot) to shore here and Admirals Michiel de Ruyter and Maarten Tromp set sail from this port, on their way to their battles on the high seas. www.bezoekhellevoetsluis.nl

By horse The wind through your hair, the salty air in your nose, on a cheerful, neighing horse, what else do you want? Horse riding enthusiasts can indulge themselves at Voorne-Putten. There are beautiful equestrian routes all over the island that lead through forests, polders, dunes and, of course, over the beach. The bridle paths have recently been refurbished in Westvoorne. This way you can make a route around the Oostvoorne lake of 11 kilometres. This beautiful route runs on paths, beach and horse tracks. The beaches are open to riders throughout the year. Only the bathing beach of Rockanje from 1 April to 1 October between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. is prohibited for horses. But you can also find beautiful equestrian routes along Lake Briel, the Bernisse recreation area and De Uitwaayer Spijkenisse nature and recreation areas. 57


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By bike

Mountain bikes

If you take a bike ride on Voorne-Putten, you will be

For those who like to a bit of a workout, there are

surprised by a varied landscape. You cycle through the

two special mountain bike routes on Voorne-Putten.

polders where the cows follow you and the next bend

One of these is a twelve kilometre route around

suddenly brings you to a beautiful dune area where the

Oostvoornse Lake, with a varied track through lovely

silence of nature surrounds you. Nice bike paths along

dunes and woods with short climbs and specially

waterways, windmills, picturesque villages and the for-

extended single tracks. Mountain bikes can be rented

tressed towns of Brielle or Hellevoetsluis, all within easy

from ’t Wapen van Marion, where there is a bicycle

distance. You can also extend your biking route to the

wash specially for the mountain bikers.

Maasvlakte or the Headland, where you can admire the huge sea container ships on the way to the port of Rot-

In Uitwaayer recreation area at Spijkenisse, there is a

terdam! And does the other side beckon as well? Then

thirteen kilometre route. This route is slightly flatter

take one of the ferries that cross the waterways around

with specially built hills. In some places, you can really

the island. You can discover it yourself with the themed

pick up speed, but the route also has a slightly more

cycle routes on Voorne-Putten. You can download the

technical section.

routes at

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www.opvoornputten.nl/thema-fietsroutes.

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The Atlantic Wall Cycle Route

levoetsluis. Along the way you pass a few locations with a striking WW2 history. From the old fortified city you continue the journey across the island past two 19th

The Anlantikwall cycle route is versatile. You cycle

century “forts” to Brielle. Here too, the German occupier

through an ever-changing landscape and come across

left traces during the Second War. Through the polder

different war heritage sites. The route starts at the

it continues to the Stenen Baak on Lake Briel. At that

Tenellaplas visitor center. Here was the former German

time there was a radar here, one of the many along this

Headquarters of the island nearby. Via a dyke you cycle

coastal strip. From here it is a bit further towards the

to the beach of Rockanje where after your visit to the

boulevard of Oostvoorne with a view of the waving reed

monument you cycle along the dune strip towards Hel-

fields and the instinct of Europoort in the distance. The waves of the sea were still rolling here during the war. In the meantime, you will pass various bunker complexes. Finally you cycle through protected dune area right through the former Biber radar theorem, after which you are back at the starting point. More information www.biberbunker.nl www.fontaal.info The route is digitally available at: https://www.erfgoedhuis-zh.nl/media/1720/5-fietsroutevoorne.pdf

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At Paviljoen de Duinrand you can enjoy together by tasting, eating and making memories in aperfect atmosphere.Our team of passionate professionals ensures that you feel at home and experience a casual top service.With our seasonal menuwe serve various small dishes that you can taste or share together, in addition there are various steaks, open sand­wiches, salads or delicious organic apple pie.In the summer, some of the dishes are prepared in our unique outdoor kitchen onthe OFYR and Green Egg.Sociability, quality and good service is what we offer you!When will you come and enjoy? Reservations can be made via our website: paviljoendeduinrand.nl/reservation/ or by calling us on: 0181 482540.

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Altijd welkom bij Atlas Hotels Atlas Hotels biedt al jaren haar gasten een onvergetelijk verblijf aan. Twee hotels gelegen in Zuid Holland nabij de Maasvlakte, Europoort en Rotterdam. Atlas Hotel Holiday*** Spijkenisse is volgens de Europese Hotelclassificatie geclassificeerd als 3 sterren Superior Hotel. Atlas Hotel Holiday hotel is per fect voor bruiloften en partijen. Atlas Hotel Village*** Brielle is geclassificeerd als 3 sterren Hotel door de Europese Hotelclassificatie. Voor beide hotels staat de service hoog in het vaandel en bent u altijd welkom in beide hotels. Ook voor bezoekers van de Maasvlakte en de Europoort hebben wij diverse mogelijkheden. Elk hotel en de omgeving hebben wel iets bijzonders. Proef de gemoedelijke sfeer en voel u ‘thuis’ in beide hotels. Neem ook eens een kijkje op onze website: www.atlashotels.nl.

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Traditional beer

Historically tasty! A manager, a beer sommelier and two hobby brewers sat at the bar in a Briels cafÊ and wondered why a historic city such as Den Briel no longer had its own beer. That’s how the Brielsch Brouwers Guild was created five years ago.

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Ronald Driessen, who spent his childhood in Heenvliet, Marco Zwaan who grew up in Spijkenisse and Maarten Zoetemeijer who lived in Brielle from the age of eleven, now form the Brielsch Bierbrouwers Guild. These men are true enthusiasts and don’t brew because it’s hip and happening, but because it’s their passion. They make their own recipes and even use the stirring rod themselves. On a Sunday morning we walk into the small brewery on the Kaatsbaan in Brielle and find two of the three men brewing. In the small brewery, where they brew test brews and beer for the adjacent beer café, they are working hard on an autumn bock beer. “We would prefer to brew everything ourselves here, but it’s not possible in this small space, which is why we also brew more at other breweries. We rent a kettle wherever there is room and there we make beer according to our own recipe”, the men say enthusiastically. “Because it is a huge success, we really need the space at other breweries to be able to meet demand. It’s more like a hobby that got out of hand”, they add with a smile.

Local ingredients “We think working out the recipes is the best there is. To convert the idea what you have of a certain beer and what taste you ultimately want into an actual recipe. To work towards it so that you can also get that taste out of the ingredients is a nice process. So that you are ultimately satisfied with your end product. It’s just like cooking actually; by using the right ingredients you work towards a certain taste. The entire brewing process is great fun, we like to experiment with new ingredients. For Rockanje, for example, we are going to brew a special beer. This municipality has been around for 800 years this year and the mayor has asked us if we want to develop a beer for them. It will be a new type of beer for us, which we have not brewed before. For example, we use sea buckthorn and unmalted wheat for this. The wheat and sea buckthorn berry naturally come from Voorne-Putten. We want to produce our beer as locally as possible. The sea buckthorn berry will give off an interesting, citruslike taste. It will be a fresh wheat beer that will go

“the Moordenaartje”, this beer is called that because it really is a “murderer” well with Rockanje, with its bathing beach and with the sun and sea. That is really fun for us, because we now mainly brew heavier beers.”

History “We like to link the names of our beers to the history of Voorne-Putten.For example, our blond beer Angelus, which was voted best (light) blond beer in the Netherlands in 2018, owes its name to Angelus Merula. That was a priest from Brielle who, in his time, the years 1482-1557, wanted to reform the Catholic Church and adhered to Protestant ideas. 63


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Rockanje, and it is now expanding to Spijkenisse, so you will find us on almost the entire island. We are now called the Brielsch Brouwers Guild, but we are actually the Voorne-Puttens Guild, because we brew for the whole of Voorne-Putten. That is also our goal; we want to conquer the entire island!” www.brielschbrouwersgilde.nl

We are actually the Voorne-Puttens Guild, because we brew for the whole of Voorne-Putten! He was imprisoned in the Ravesteyn van Heenvliet Ruins and was later sentenced to death. The Moordenaartje (8.5% alc.) is named after the tram of the Rotterdam Electric Tramway Company that has driven over the island here. A couple of serious accidents happened with this tram, because pedestrians were not used to the tram at the time and often tried to shoot past the tram quickly. The tram was popularly called “the Moordenaartje”. This beer is called that because it really is a “murderer”. Don’t drink three in a row or they’ll knock you out. “The men check the temperature on one of the brewing kettles and stir with the stirring stick and then proudly continue to tell about their beloved beer. “Den Tienden Penninck, is the name of an amber blond beer. This beer was the first beer we brought out. Of course, we needed a name for the beer and it owes its name to a competition that we had announced then. It is named after an important fact from Brielian history. “The tenth medal” was in fact a tax measure that Alva introduced in the Eighty Years’ War, which put a lot pressure on the population. And De Gecroonde Bock, a double bock beer, for example, is named after the Briel brewery “t Gecroonde Hart that was located in Brielle in the years 1598 to 1896.”

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Step into the photo booth and take a cool port picture! Would you like to know more about how it was rainbowed on or the automated transfer of containers at Europe’s largest port? Visit FutureLand, the public information center about the construction of Maasvlakte 2 and the port of Rotterdam. Landlubber or sea dog? FutureLand is fun for young and old, port lovers and gamers, families and groups. There’s always something to see and do in this interactive environment. Take a VR virtual tour of the new port area, or board the FutureLand Ferry or Express and see the mammoth cranes, ships and basins of the port with your own eyes! FutureLand Maasvlakte 2 Information Center • Europaweg 902 • 3199 LC Maasvlakte Rotterdam • Port number 8360 • Tel +31 (0)10 - 252 252 0 • Email info@futureland.nl For more information, visit www.futureland.nl

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The best activities Whisper boating on the water The whisper boat “De Bernisse” departs from De Loswal in Zuidland for cruises through unspoilt nature and across the water to Bernisse. The whisper boat is electrically powered and, due to its low draft, can sail through narrow creeks and canals where larger tour boats cannot enter. The whisper boat is in operation throughout the year and is equipped with a heater. On board the IJsvogel electric boat, you can sail from the historic De Leeuw van Putten pumping station in Spijkenisse to the wonderful polders that surround the town. Past the Mallebos woods and Vogelenzang park, you sail towards the wide open waters of Vierambach-

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Like being active outdoors? Then why not try out archery, recum-

At FutureLand, you won’t just learn everything you

bent cycling, paint-balling or raft trips along Brielle lake or in West-

need to know about the port’s development. The free

voorne? Take your equipment to the other side by canoe and start

information centre is located in the heart of Maasvlakte

building your raft there. Follow the coordinates on your GPS device

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OUT AND ABOUT

Kunsthal Kunsthal Rotterdam opened in 1992. Since then, it has presented culture in the widest sense of the word, from elite to popular. There are always several exhibitions at the same time.

Rotterdam The impressive skyline that gives the city its metropolitan image can be seen from a long way off. Rotterdam is famous nationally and internationally as an architecture city, with numerous examples of innovative architecture. These include the famous Cube houses that you can

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Maritiem Museum

Het Maritiem Museum Rotterdam is located in the oldest

even visit inside, in the special Kijk-kubus (Show-Cube).

and biggest museum harbour in the Netherlands. Here

Another pleasant way to see Rotterdam from the water

you can you board historic ships and cranes and

is by water taxi. These fast little boats take you from

experience the origins of the world port of Rotterdam.

one bank of the Maas to the other in no time at all. You

Take a journey through maritime present and past in

can also discover Rotterdam in a spectacular way with

contemporary exhibitions for adventurers of all ages.

Splashtours. After a round trip through the city, the spe-

www.maritiemmuseum.nl

A day out in Rotterdam would not be complete without a visit to the Euromast. The highest observation tower in the Netherlands gives you a fantastic view over the whole of Rotterdam. When the weather is clear, you can even see Antwerp and The Hague. If there is not too much wind and you are brave enough, you can go abseiling with ropes from the Euromast in the summer months. Rotterdam has much more to offer. An event is held almost every weekend. It is not for nothing that the city has already been designated events city of the year three times. You can also shop to your heart’s content in the city. www.rotterdam.info 70

Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode

cial amphibious bus makes a SPLASH in the Maas.


Photo: Guido Pijper

Spido

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Watersnoodmuseum

Miniworld Rotterdam

Miniworld Rotterdam, the largest sheltered miniature world in the Benelux, is located in the heart of Rot-

Ouwerkerk is home to the amazing Watersnoodmuseum.

terdam, near Rotterdam Central Station. Here a whole

The museum officially consist of the four Phoenix cais-

world awaits you, full of surprising details and stories, all

sons which were used to close the hole in the dyke at

portrayed in a beautiful miniature world. The metropolis

Ouwerkerk in November 1953. The huge concrete cais-

Rotterdam, past and present, extensive polder landscapes

sons were linked via several underground and one above

full of pumping stations, mills and locks, the port of Rot-

corridor. The museum’s mission is: “Remember, Learn

terdam and, since 2019, also a portrayal of England in

and Look ahead”. Each caisson has its own theme. For

miniature. From the chalk cliffs of Dover to the beautiful

example, you will discover facts about the disaster, more

Victorian area. Attention! Every 24 minutes the night falls

about the emotions and the people, the reconstruction

and thousands of lights sparkle in the dark. Trains, trucks

and the dangers and challanges that lie ahead. Walking

and cars are everywhere. Everything seems to be moving.

routes are also available, varying in length from two to

With our push buttons you’ll get the world moving. Come

eight kilometres.

and discover this wonderful world in miniature.

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OUT AND ABOUT

Neeltje jans In the Neeltje Jans Delta Park you can learn all about the history of the Delta Works and the power of wind and water. Step inside the hurricane machine and feel the power of a hurricane or take a boat trip on the Oosterschelde to the Delta Works. You might get to see seals and porpoises from the boat. Visit the sea lion show and the beautiful Bluereef Aquarium Zeeland, or slide down the big slide in the water playground in a little boat. The Delta Experience is an impressive 3D animation in a panorama which enables the visitor to experience the all-destructive power of the water. www.neeltjejans.nl

Zierikzee

Goes

With its 568 historic buildings, Zierikzee is known as Zeeland’s

Goes is the bustling heart of Zeeland. There are lots of

number one monument city. The most prominent monument in

things to enjoy in Goes: shopping, a drink on a terrace

Zierikzee is the tower known as St. Lievens Monstertoren, also

or a tour of the historic buildings are just some of the

called the Dikke Toren (Fat Tower). The old city gate provides ac-

options. Many of the shops are in historic buildings right

cess to the lovely town centre with its many shops and terraces.

behind the Grote Markt. These include several unusual

Life is good on the terraces on Nieuwe Haven, watching the ships

boutiques as well as the national chain stores. Every

come and go in all shapes and sizes.

Tuesday and Saturday, there is busy market on the Grote

www.vvvzeeland.nl

Markt. You can also have something to eat and drink in one of the cafés or restaurants.

Middelburg You will find a total of around 1100 historic buildings of varying

Vlissingen

sizes which reflect a rich past. The powerful abbey, the impressive

On the banks of the Western Scheldt is Vlissingen, a

town hall and the beautiful facades of the merchants’ houses and

town with a maritime present and past. Enjoy the sea air

warehouses provide tangible evidence of its history. For many

on the longest boulevard in the Netherlands, where you

years, Middelburg was our country’s second VOC trading city after

can almost touch the passing ships! There are plenty of

Amsterdam. Besides historic buildings, there is also plenty of

things to do on the boulevard. On one side, you stand

modern architecture. Middelburg is a city with a truly unique cha-

eye to eye with naval hero Michiel de Ruijter, while on

racter. There are intimate squares, lovely little streets, cosy cafés

the other you hear the sounds of the wind harp. In the

and alongside the big chain stores, numerous individual boutiques,

middle, terraces, hotels and restaurants offer the neces-

galleries and art traders.

sary relaxation.

www.uitinmiddelburg.nl

www.vlissingen.nl

The capital of Zeeland may rightly be described as a historic city.

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Restaurant & Evenementenlocatie

Duinhoek

Restaurant & Event Location Duinhoek is located on the quiet and attractive Resort CittĂ Romana. However, this does not mean the restaurant is only accessible to guests staying at the park. You are also very welcome welcome! Let us give you a carefree outing and come and taste the holiday atmosphere. Enjoy our beautiful terrace overlooking the pond during all seasons. Our doors are open for you from 8:30 a.m. We serve a breakfast, lunch and dinner, but you can also come to us for a cup of coffee with something delicious or a drink with delicious snacks!

Wednesday unlimited Gambas

Weddings, also wedding location! Feasts and parties Monday and Thursday unlimited spare ribs

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het water

Na een prachtige dag vormt de vaart terug echt een prachtige afsluiter

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De rust, de ruimte, de beleving...

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Living in an historic maritime city surrounded by greenery and water. Maassluis is a beautiful city that boasts a rich background and maritime history. Add to this the numerous recreational, living, education, and sporting options and discover a location for living in an ideal environment of greenery and water. And above all, let’s not forget the many exciting events that Maassluis calls its own! The green garden-like surrounds of Midden-Delfland, the beaches of Hoek van Holland and larger cities such as Rotterdam and Den Haag (The Hague) provide our city with a very central location. Nine property companies and various real estate agents are at hand so you will always be able to select a suitable partner who can help you find your dream home. For more information, please go to:

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ADVERT0RIAL

Grown with craftsmanship by farmers and gardeners

from the region!

What more do you want than a delicious fresh product that comes from your area? All is possible, because under the name “De Proefschuur”, potatoes, vegetables and fruit are offered that are grown on and around Voorne-Putten. Tasty, fresh and locally grown! More than 50 farmers and horticulturists participate in cooperative “De Proefschuur”. Our products are cultivated­with passion and craftsmanship by these farmers and horticulturists. By joining forces, we deliver a delicious assortment of local seasonal products to supermarkets, (farm) shops and catering establishments in a sustainable manner. Good for the environment and pleasant for the flavour-conscious residents and tourists on Voorne-Putten and in the region. On our website www.deproefschuur.com you can find details on the products and you can read everything about the proud farmers and horticulturists. Questions? Mail to service@deproefschuur.com 75


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ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

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Where can you wander through a maze? Where can you take a selfie with a dino? Where can you fully enjoy yourself? Climbing frames and escape rooms, space travel and ponds .... discover Voorne-Putten your way!

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ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Children’s fun! Beverbos

The Beverbos is a natural playground where children can discover nature with natural materials. There are balancing logs and a labyrinth. Try crawling through a culvert to reach the water pump and pump the water to the surface. Or walk through the play island via the wobbly bridge or the stepping stones and have fun on the swinging track or stilt track. Do you feel like playing in the water or cooling down? Then pull yourself over the Bernisse on a raft and splash in the water. www.zuidland.net/natuur-en-recreatie/natuurspeeltuinbeverbos

Vrijheidsbos In the Vrijheidsbos beside Brielle lake, you can not only walk in the woods, you can also scramble and climb in the naturally landscaped play areas or follow the barefoot path. When strolling through the woods, you’ll see panels alongside the path with poems by famous poets, as well as some by children from primary schools in Brielle. www.vrijheidsbos.nl

Braband Playground Park The Braband playground park in Spijkenisse is an adventurous nature playground with trees for climbing and clambering on, a zip line and a toddler castle. And

Activity Routes Starting from the Tenellaplas visitor centre, various

it’s not just for sunny days, because when it rains or the

challenging activity routes have been marked out for

ground is wet, you can play in the mud between two of

children. You set off with a bag full of useful aids – view

the three play mounds. There are also real Indian tepees

water creatures with a magnifying glass or follow your

made of willow. There are also plenty of benches where

compass towards the ‘Beestenboel’ adventure trail.

parents or carers can sit and enjoy the fun. The play-

Along the way, you’ll collect all kinds of images of ani-

ground is designed for children aged between four and

mals that live in the dunes. And for the little ones, there

twelve.

is the gnome path.

www.tiengemeten.nl, www.speeltuinparkbraband.webklik.nl

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Petting

At Voorne-Putten there are various children’s farms where you can cuddle with all kinds of animals. The Kerkestee, the Dierenweide, the Agathahoeve, the Protse Pauw, the Beestenboel, in all these places you can get to know the animals, help care for them and cuddle them, or you can just go and play in the nature playground. www.dekerkestee.nl www.ipsedebruggen.nl/zorglocatie/66/de-dierenweide www.beestenboel-rozenburg.nl www.vriendenvandetrotsepauw.nl

Indoor Play

For a whole day of fun, get down to Monkeytown in Spijkenisse or De Ballenbak in Brielle. At these brilliant indoor playgrounds, you’ll have a whale of a time on the bouncy castles and trampolines, climbing and clambering over or under a range of playground equipment, sliding or crawling through challenging tunnels and secret passages. Whatever the weather, it’s always bags of fun! www.monkeytown.eu www.ballenbak.nl/brielle www.europarcs.nl

Mini golf and Children’s Playground Play on an 18-hole miniature golf course in the beautiful nature of the Bernisse, or take the zip line from one swing to another. Have a go on the carousel or the hamster wheel. And after all of

Historyland

these activities, you can tuck into a lovely pancake. www.pannekoekenbakker.nl/zuidland

If you are looking for a fun and super educational outing, then Historyland is highly recommended. In a fully renovated farmhouse dating from 1947, a wonderful exhibition space has been created. There is a special ‘Mammoth Steppe’ exhibition where you can come faceto-face with a mammoth, a fearsome sabre-toothed cat, a cave bear or a woolly rhinoceros. You’ll also find an extensive fossil collection here, and you can have a go at making your own spear just like the hunted-gatherers of the Stone Age. Climb the tower by the Spiegelzee Pavilion and see how low the sea level was during the ice ages – but also observe that the sea level was once much higher. On the beautifully landscaped adventure mini golf you make a journey through history while playing golf. www.historyland.nl 81


Photo: Daarzijn

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Diergaarde Blijdorp

Observatory Tweelingen

In Rotterdam’s Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo, you can go on a

you on a trip through the marvellous world of stars,

journey of discovery past all kinds of fun, odd and spe-

planets, supernovas and nebulae, and show you around

cial animals. You may find yourself standing face-to-face

our visible universe.

with a camel or see gorillas at play on their green island.

www.sterrenwachtspijkenisse.nl

The volunteers of the observatory in Spijkenisse take

You can also explore the seafloor without a mask and snorkel and investigate coastal zones in the Oceanium. But there’s much more to experience too, such as the beautiful ‘Amazonica’ butterfly garden and the giant Amazon water lily. www.diergaardeblijdorp.nl

De Flipjes kids can spend a whole day playing here on the seesaws, roundabouts, slides and zip lines while their parents or carers relax on one of many benches right by the play equipment. www.speeltuindeflipjes.nl 82

Photo: Mark Bos

De Flipjes in Ouddorp is not just any playground. The


Glow in the dark

Faunapark Flakkee

The glow-in-the-dark mini golf takes you on an ad-

Faunapark Flakkee is a beautiful park full of flora and fauna

venture through the murky jungle with life-like tigers,

where everyone can really enjoy themselves. The park has a wide

monkeys and other animals. The blacklight not only

variety of animals such as parakeets, birds of prey, capybaras and

lights up the décor but also the clubs and golf balls.

kangaroos. In the park, you can also enjoy the children’s play-

At Adventuredome in Hellevoetsluis you dive into the

ground, play mini golf or have fun hunting for clues.

underwater world of the flow-inthe-dark course.

www.faunaparkflakkee.nl

www.europarcs.nl

Jump XL

De Mèkkerstee

Walk among the goats and farm animals at De Mèkkerstee. Watch

The largest indoor trampoline park in the region is lo-

goats being milked and play in the farm’s playground. In between

cated in Spijkenisse. Practice trampolining and tricks on

times, you can enjoy delicious homemade ice cream and organic

large connected trampoline fields. Cool extras: two long

goat’s cheese and see it all being made at De Mèkkerstee in Oud-

tumbling lanes, a pillow pit, a foam rubber pit, a Ninja

dorp. Experience the charm of life on the farm!

Course and a walk wall trampoline! An exciting, active

www.demekkerstee.nl

day out! www.jump-xl.com/nl/spijkenisse

Plaswijckpark The beautiful Plaswijckpark is located in the always charming city of Rotterdam. Here you will find pleasure for large and especially for small. In the park you will find a traffic garden, playground and inside you can also play to your heart’s content. In good weather you can sail over the lake with swan boats or fly over the water in the cable car. In Dierenwijck, the zoo of Plaswijckpark, you will find more than fifty animal species such as monkeys and wallabies. Are you looking for a nice place to picnic in the grass at noon or to enjoy one of the many picnic benches? Then you have to be in Wandelwijck.

Jumping at Sea On the beach of Rockanje children can fully enjoy themselves on an enormous trampoline on the beach. There are twelve horizontally different trampolines linked to

Photo: Plaswijckpark / Unit10 Fotografie

www.plaswijckpark.nl

each other and a huge trampoline is created. Even the sides and corners are slanted trampolines. Sun, sea, beach and jumping fun at Jumping at Sea Rockanje! www.jumpingatsea.nl 83


OUT AND ABOUT

Shopping in Spijkenisse You can enjoy great shopping in the centre of Spijkenisse. This pleasant shopping centre offers a very diverse range, from local retailers to large national chains. In the centre are all kinds of restaurants, bars, tea rooms and coffee shops where you can relax; from atmospheric and pleasant to hip and modern. Every first and last Sunday of the month, the shops are open in Winkelhart Spijkenisse. On Tuesdays and Saturdays there is a market on the Markt, the square between Boekenberg and the Dorpskerk.On Woonboulevard Spijkenisse, you can shop for your home. In the DIY and home interior shops, you will find everything you need for in and around the house. The Woonboulevard is easily accessible and is located on the corner of the Groene Kruisweg with the N218 to the motorway. Parking is free. www.shoppeninspijkenisse.nl www.woonboulevardspijkenisse.nl www.marktnissewaard.nl

Shopping in historic Brielle Shopping in the historic fortified town of Brielle is an experience in itself. Here you will find a wide range of shops, both big and small, most of which are housed in historic buildings. You are welcomed by more than 100 hospitable entrepreneurs in their specialist, fun and special shops. On Monday, there is a market on Turfkade in Brielle. Shopping in Brielle: the perfect combination of specialist shops and history!

Shoppingcenter de Struytse Hoeck The shopping centre of Hellevoetsluis offers varied shopping with over 130 shops. Winkelcentrum de Struytse Hoeck is open seven days a week, with late night shopping on Friday evening and the shops are open every Sunday! Big well known chain stores alternate with specialist stores to provide a diverse and complete shopping experience. The shopping centre is easily accessible by public transport and parking is free. There is also a charging station for electric cars. De Struytse Hoeck has a unique jetty for pleasure boats. On Saturdays, there is a large weekly market and there are regular fun seasonal activities. www.moermanwoonpromenade.nl, www.destruytsehoeck.nl 84

www.beleefbrielle.nl


Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode

The Markthal

Many world cities boast a covered market hall, but in Rotterdam the combination with homes makes it unique. The apartments are draped over the market like a horseshoe. The hall accommodates the market with around ten fresh food units, fifteen food shops and several restaurants as well as a supermarket and four storey car park. If you look up as you wander through the market

As home to the biggest artwork in the Netherlands, the

Trendy shopping in Rotterdam

Markthal is sometimes called the Dutch version of the

Feast your eyes in one of the chic shops in Van Olden-

Sistine Chapel. The Markthal also houses the Tijdtrap: a

barneveltstraat or visit the hip boutiques in Witte de

free archaeological exhibition of finds from the medieval

Withstraat. You can also shop endlessly in the Koop-

city of Rotterdam which were excavated during its con-

goot, the Lijnbaan or the pleasant Meent. Even on a

struction. The Markthal is open seven days a week until

Sunday, fanatical shoppers can enjoy themselves in

8.00 p.m www.markthal.nl

Rotterdam,the shops in the city centre are open 7 days

www.markthal.nl

a week.

stalls, you will see the artwork ‘Horn of plenty’ by Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam.

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NATURE

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Photo: Kenny Luijendijk

Step out of the shade of the dense forest and into the dry dune sand of Voornes Duin. A unique dune area where, thanks to the presence of forests, moist dune valleys, dams, ponds and large dune lakes, you can stand eye to eye with wild horses or Galloway cattle and enjoy a huge variety of plants and birds.

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NATURE

Slikken van Voorne

The Slikken van Voorne area is located west of Oostvoorne. It has an eventful history. Situated in the mouth of the river Maas, where the tides had free play, channels, sandbars and dunes once formed there. In the last century, large-scale projects were carried out off the coast of Voorne; the Maas was dammed and the Maasvlakte created by land reclamation. The dunes were raised and anchored. As a result, the natural dynamics largely disappeared from this area. But nature had a surprise in store. On the south side of the Maasvlakte,

The Voorne Dunes

a new dynamic coastal landscape emerged, where new

The Voorne dunes extend from Oostvoorne to the

many small creatures which provide an important source

Haringvliet and are home to a great variety of plants and

of food for the Eurasian oystercatcher, sandpiper, curlew

animals, due to the presence of woodland, damp dune

and redshank.

channels and sandbars were created by tidal action. This process is still going on.Thanks to the natural development of this area, many species of plants have established themselves here. The mud flats are home to

valleys, dry sandy slopes, thickets, pools and large dune lakes. From the shadow of dense woodland you suddenly step onto the dry dune sand. Thanks to this variety, the Voorne dunes boast many species of plants and birds. And despite being located close to the port of Rotterdam, this is a place of peace and quiet. The large dune lakes Quackjeswater and Breede Water are rich in waterfowl. Here, cormorant and spoonbill colonies have established themselves. In autumn, shrubs covered in berries provide a feast for migrating starlings, red wings and fieldfares. The Voorne dunes are rich in many varieties of plants and are known for their diversity of orchids. And the plants, in turn, attract butterflies In the northern part of the dunes, you may encounter large grazing

Photos: Nicole van der Kuil, Piet de Kreij , Erik Zandboer

animals, Icelandic horses and Galloway cattle. These help

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Zuid-Hollands Landschap, the organisation responsible, to keep the dune area open.

Groene strand On the banks of Oostvoorne lake, a lagoon has been excavated and a number of bird islands created where you can enjoy the sight of geese, ducks, plover and breeding pairs of common tern. In the shallow waters of the lagoon, egrets and spoonbills hunt for food. A walking route has been created through the area, with various bird-watching screens. Dogs permitted on leash.


Spuimonding west (Beningerslikken) Where the Spui flows into the Haringvliet is the Spuimonding south of Zuidland. Here you can enjoy nature to the full in the Spuimonding West nature reserve. There is a footpath that takes you through the entire reserve via a bridge and a rope ferry. Bring provisions with you and take a seat on one of the benches provided. Climb the viewing tower on the eastern edge of the reserve. From the top, you have wonderful views over the Spui and the Haringvliet and much of Voorne-Putten and Hoeksche Waard. The landscape in Spuimonding West is varied. There is undergrowth, salt marshes and mudflats, all rich in food. This landscape is ideal as a spawning and breeding ground for fish and birds. Among the birds you can see there are some which enjoy special protection, such as the spoonbill, the little egret and the gadwall. The area is large enough to tempt reed birds like the bearded reedling, the black-crowned night heron and the harrier to breed.

The Bernisse recreation area consists of a centuries-old polder landscape that lies between the Spui and the Voedingskanaal. The Bernisse area is seven kilometres long and runs from Heenvliet through the polders to Zuidland. It consists of ponds, basins and lakes. Together with the woods, marshes and meadows, the area is 300 hectares in size. It has since grown to become one of the richest recreation areas in the region in terms of flora and fauna. Bernisse is perfect for exploring on foot. It is largely accessible – only in the breeding period is walking not permitted everywhere. In summer, Bernisse is heavily used by the residents of Nissewaard. You can swim, canoe and surf there, or just enjoy walking or running, and there are various fishing spots for anglers. You can sail on the river Bernisse in an electric boat..

Mildenburg Estate

The Mildenburg estate at Oostvoorne was developed over the course of the 18th century by the Van LeydenVan Leeuwen family. It was a splendid baroque garden with large straight avenues, a maze and a tea house with some sculptures. Only the large main avenue survives as a reminder of the estate, along with some parts of the other avenues. The estate itself has disappeared. An old beech forest marks the transition from the estate to the inner dune woodland. A high dune offers views of the Groene Strand beach and Oostvoorne lake. The Wielewaalroute is a marked walking route two kilometres long and you can park on Hoflaan in Oostvoorne. Dogs permitted on leash. 89


NATURE

Tenellaplas VisitorCentre

Tiengemeten Tiengemeten is located in the middle of the Haringvliet. Once on the ferry you will immediately be overwhelmed

At the edge of the Dunes of Voorne lies the Tenellaplas

by the holiday feeling on the way to this smallest inhab-

visitor centre of the Zuid-Holland Landscape Conserva-

ited island of the Netherlands.

tion Society (Zuid-Hollands Landschap). In this nature information centre you can get your ques-

Upon arrival, first walk into the visitor centre. The hos-

tions answered regarding the flora and fauna of the

pitable volunteers are happy to help you on your way

dune area.

to a wonderful day out. Hikers and cyclists can indulge

Walking route descriptions and maps are available and

themselves in this car-free nature reserve with historic

the reception staff are happy to assist you with advice

buildings. Children can play in the Speelnatuur. Lovers of

on the nicest, longest or most beautiful route of the

nostalgia and paintings will be happy at the Agricultural

moment. Bezoekerscentrum Tenellaplas,

You can read more about the nature reserves at opvoorneputten.nl

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Duinstraat 12a, Rockanje. www.tenellaplas.nl

Museum and the Rien Poortvliet Museum.


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INTERVIEW

Marine mammals and birds on Voorne-Putten

To see and hear more about the life of animal and plant species in the sea and on the beaches of VoornePutten, we are going out with Ad van den Berge from Oostvoorne. Ad is retired, but busier than ever. He is chairman of Voorne Maasvlakte, Strand in Zicht, member of Team Westvoorne First Aid for Marine Mammals (EHBZ) and guide of inventories of birds and marine mammals. He is also a fanatic bird counter, previously he was in the top ten of bird watchers. With every report that comes in, he grabs his robust beach rover to see where he can offer help.

Three Ospreys on a Monday morning We start early in the morning, then we have the best chance of reporting on animals in need. As we drive towards the beach of Rockanje, Ad tells everything about different birds that we encounter. Cheerful tapas flying from Norway to Africa are flying above. We are lucky. Suddenly Ad stops the beach rover, hands us the binoculars and asks whether we can see what kind of bird is on the pole. It is an Osprey, his favourite bird. Full of enthusiasm, Ad grabs his bird book and shows us the animal up close. We drive a bit further and see another one sitting with a tasty fish clasped in his claws. A little further on we see another one. Three Ospreys on a Monday morning, that’s quite unique! The Osprey feeds on some tasty fish here, but then moves on further south. 92

Voornes Dune in migration Some birds just come to rest and enjoy the nutrientrich area. Other birds such as the well-known spoonbill come here to breed and have become loyal guests, which is even passed on to the next generation. The Voornes Duin (dune) is very popular with birds, mainly because of the nutrient-rich mud flats, the freshwater pools and the enormous amount of plants, more than seven hundred and fifty species. These are often plants with berries, and that’s what birds love. The migratory birds like to come back for these berries, but they also ensure new growth, because they defecate the seeds from the berries that they ate in Norway, for example.

Porpoise spotting in Rockanje There are no animals in need this morning. Now we have enough time for Ad’s many beautiful stories. That’s how he starts telling us about porpoises. Especially in the winter, you have a good chance of spotting these beautiful animals. Is there a high tide? Take your binoculars to the beach, grab a blanket and have a little patience. Unlike most dolphins, bottle nose porpoises almost never stand out from the water. You can spot them when they come up to


breathe. These animals sometimes wash up on the beach, people see them lying in the sand and call 088-2747795. Then it’s time to take action. Ad shows us a photo of the beautiful porpoise that they were happy to help.

Beach Rover Adventures Ad proudly shows us a number of glass vases containing beach treasures such as whale vertebrae, rabbit bones, starfish and ray eggs. As chairman of Stichting Strand in Zicht (a beach foundation), Ad believes it is important to promote information about the protection of nature and marine life. This gives visitors more respect for nature and will have more of an impact on their behaviour so that (marine) mammals and other animal and plant species are better protected in their natural environment. This is how the “beach rover adventures” idea originated. This summer you may all of a sudden find Ad on the beaches of Voorne and the Maasvlakte with a sort of pop-up museum. In the trailer behind the Land Rover you can discover what there is to see around the tide line. As soon as we drive onto the beach, people come to us, Ad says. People have no idea how many seals, porpoises, dolphins, sharks, rays, migratory

birds and birds of prey can be found in the area. And that is the goal; increase the experience on the beach, make people more aware, and monitor and preserve the tide line. You have the First and Second Battle of Rockanje, we are happy to add a Third Battle to all the passionate volunteers “deepening their understanding of the tide line”. The new “beach rover adventures” for on-site education has received a boost from the Landschapstafel Voorne-Putten, which grants subsidies for sustainable projects that give a quality boost to the region. With the “beach rover adventures” you literally bring education on location, often it is on the beach, but also to the city or in class.

Seals On the way back we have some time to view the seals on the Westplaat with binoculars. And there they lie, with their bulging bellies enjoying the sun, that shows itself occasionally. They look so sweet, but Ad also wants to make it clear to people that

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Walking maps can be purchased at the Rockanje tourist office on the village square or at the Tenellaplas visitor centre, Duinstraat 12a, Rockanje.

they are still wild animals. If they don’t trust something, they may bite, so always stay at a distance!

(you can still see bunkers in the sea). Take a good pair of binoculars with you! • You can follow the Strypepad, the so-called Laarspad, through the bird-rich Strypse Wetering from the edge

Want to experience the flood line for yourself? Do you want to go out on your own to spot some of these special birds and marine mammals? Here you will find a few bird-watching points and walking routes at a glance:

of the dunes at Eerste slag Rockanje. • Do you have your dog with you? Then put it on the leash, because they must not disturb the breeding birds!

• The Quack route runs around Quackjeswater, where you can see the breeding colony of the spoonbill and, for example, the little egret. • The Breede water route leads to the Breede water where cormorants can be seen. • With the Vogelboulevard route, you walk to viewpoint De Bonte Piet, where you’ll see thousands of waders and of course De Bonte Piet (oh listen! Is he calling out his own name?) • Near the Maasvlakte beach is the Lyondellhut lookout

Curious about updates about the flood line or spe-

point and from here you can often see the seals, but

cial finds? Follow “Strand in Zicht” on Facebook or

also the usual water and land birds and hunting buz-

www.voornemaasvlakte.nl. To learn more about

zards and hawks.

the birds in the Voornes Duin, check out www.

• The Westplaat, where there are dozens of seals, is lo-

zuidhollandsgebied.nl or www.natuurmonumen-

cated opposite the tip of Voorne-Putten. You can reach

ten.nl for the early bird excursions and walking

this part of the beach by taking the walking route at

routes.

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29 May to 1 June

1 April

EVENTS

April

2 February

1 April

Liberation Festival Brielle

Every year in BREStheater, differ-

On 1 April, Alva lost his Bril.’ This

1 to 6 May

ent theatre companies compete for

phrase refers to 1 April 1572 when

Join in the liberation celebrations in

the award for the best one-act play

the seabeggars took the fortified

Brielle Go back in time, visit the dif-

of that year. In 30 minutes they

town of Brielle from the Spaniards.

ferent encampments and watch the

present a short story, which can be

On that day, Brielle became the first

military parade. Listen to the stories

exciting, funny or moving. Watch

free town of the Netherlands. Every

about the war and learn about peace

the short stage performances and

year, the residents of Brielle take

through the war.

decide which amateur theatre asso-

you back to that year. The town

www.bevrijdingsfestivalbrielle.nl

ciation from the region will win the

centre is then the stage where this

audience award!

historic event is replayed.

Liberation Festival

www.cultuurwebbrielle.nl/eenakter-

www.1aprilvereniging.nl

5 May

2020

February

One Act Play Festival

festival

Spying on the Neighbours

1 April celebration

Welcome in the Greenery

Liberation festival Rotterdam takes place every year at the Euromast,

4 and 5 April

one of Rotterdam’s most striking

The farmers and horticulturists from

buildings. There will again be plenty

9 February

Voorne-Putten show how exciting

of music and culture offered to the

Living rooms throughout the

the agricultural sector is.

tens of thousands of visitors.

municipality are transformed into

www.komindekas.nl

In the province of Zeeland, the

temporary venues for local talent.

honour is reserved for Vlissingen for

The Persian carpet is turned into

Nissewaard Art Route

a stage and the corner sofa into a

18 and 19 April

Bellamypark and the surrounding

grand stand. There are performances

The Nissewaard art route is a cul-

area, including a considerable part of

from rap groups to theatre makers

tural event for young and old. The

the city centre, are transformed into

and from comedians to 30-member

participating artists open the doors

a large festival site full of fun.

choirs. In short, something for every-

of their studio, workshop or living

one, and also free of charge.

room to let visitors enjoy their crea-

www.glurenbijdeburen.nl/nissewaard

tive work. www.kunstroutenissewaard.nl

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May

organising a Liberation festival. The


12, 14 and 16 May

13 June June

Songfestival

Heenvliet horse market

12, 14 en 16 May

29 May t/m 1 June

Fortress Code Hellevoetsluis

‘Open Up’ fort he Songfestival! Duncan

The traditional horse market in

6 June

Laurence, from Hellevoetsluis, ensured

Heenvliet is the annual event in the

Enjoy some diverse, short non-stop

that the Eurovision Song contest is

region for horse lovers. The entire

theatre performances for free.

onganized in the Netherlands. Rotter­

Whitsun weekend there are various

Various regional choirs, theatre and

dam Ahoy will host the 65th edition

activities such as the fun fair, the

music groups will provide pleas-

of the Eurovision Song Contest. We’re

art market, the sculpture garden and

ant entertainment in twenty-eight

looking forward to spectacular days full

the lively annual market.

places in surprising locations in the

of entertainment with acts from all over

www.paardenmarkt-heenvliet.nl

Vesting of Hellevoetsluis.

Europe and beyond. www.songfestival.nl

Voorne in stelling

30 May

Sculpture Garden Ravesteyn

On this day, the fortifications of

https://nl-nl.facebook.com/vestingcode www.voornewiki.nl

Voorne are in the spotlight. See

Buytenlust Festival

15 may to 7 june

how important Voorne was for the

19 June

On the five hectare Ravesteyn estate,

defence. Activities are organised in

Fun festival that takes place around

you can find exceptionally high quality

the various places, like Oostvoorne,

the Hofwei in Oostvoorne. Besides

works of art among the beautiful flow-

Rockanje, Brielle and Hellevoetsluis

an extensive organic market and

ers and plants in the English landscape

www.fronttaal.info, www.voornewiki.nl

lifestyle and bric-a-brac market,

garden. A unique combination is the

there are oldtimers and American

result!

Bos & Burchtfair

www.beeldentuinravesteyn.nl

30 May

there’s lots of delicious food and

The Bos & Burchtfair is a unique

drink from the welcoming food

Rockanje classic

trucks on show. On the Hofwei,

garden fair for the South West Neth-

trucks and a flea market for the kids.

16 May

erlands region and takes place in a

Throughout the festival, there’s also

This weekend, the only original street

beautiful location in the middle of

plenty of music and street theatre.

circuit from the previous NK Motorraces

the center of the village of Oost-

www.evenementenoostvoorne.nl

in the Netherlands is restored to its for-

voorne. More than 100 exhibitors

mer glory. In the lovely dune area, there

present their products on the Hof-

are demo races with historic motorbikes.

wei around the Historic Castle and

A unique spectacle for young and old –

on the opposite beautiful

in short, an unmissable family weekend!

Mildenburg estate

www.rockanjeclassic.nl

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28 June

27 June

EVENTS

Juni

Concert at sea

Brielle behind the door

Ring stabbing Rockanje

25 - 27 June

27 June

28 June

The Music Festival on the coast,

This afternoon, Brielle town city will

One of the most popular annual

with Bløf and guests on the Brouw-

be bursting with surprising theatre,

events, on the last Sunday in June,

ersdam. Going to the Zeeland beach

a series of moving, funny and swing-

in Rockanje is the ringsteken. Dur-

with a group of friends and standing

ing acts in special locations.

ing the competition, an announcer

in the front row of your favourite

www.cultuurwebbrielle.nl/brielle-

provides a running commentary and

artist, on the dam with a drink and

achter-de-voordeur

explains the rules of ring tilting to

good food?

the audience. During the interval,

Since Voorne-Putten is less than

Kite Festival

half an hour’s drive from the Brou-

28 June

Flicka continue the ring tilting and

wersdam, you can easily spend the

An event for the whole family on

there is an opportunity to go and

night quietly, and relaxed, on our

the Maasboulevard in Spijkenisse.

see the draught horses. There is also

island.

An amazing spectacle of kites in

a busy market presenting old crafts

www.concertatsea.nl

fantastic colours. Kite flyers from all

like basket making, eel smoking and

over the Netherlands will present

you can see a blacksmith at work.

their skills in the kite shows. But

www.trekpaardenteamrockanje.nl

Haring en bierfeest 26 en 27 June

you will also be able to fly your own

In Vlaardingen, they can also organ-

kite and there are plenty of activi-

ise a good party. They prove that

ties for the whole family.

every year with what the locals say

www.nissewaard.nl

is the best harbour in the Rijnmond region: the Haring en Bier festival. From Westhavenplaats to the Maasboulevard, from market to

children on ponies from Manege Stal

Tip:

Imkerijdagen 11 and 12 July 2020

music and from ship to helicopter! www.haringenbierfeest.nl

Singing, swinging and sightseeing

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Photo: Marc Heeman

25 and 26 July

2, 3, 4 and 5 July Juli

Westland Sailing Parade

Triathlon Hellevoetsluis

2, 3, 4 and 5 July

4 July

Summer Carnival Street Parade

Varend Corso Westland, the West-

Near the Lighthouse of the atmosp-

25 and 26 July

land Sailing Parade, is an annual

heric Fortress of Hellevoetsluis a big

The biggest tropical parade with

event with beautiful flowers, plants

sportingevent wille be organized.

over twenty nationalities is the

and delicious vegetables in the

The sprint consists of 750 meters

colourful highlight of Rotterdam! A

leading role. This unique display

swimming in the Haringvliet,

2.5-kilometre parade with dynamic

guarantees a wonderful day out

20 kilometers of cycling and 5 kilo-

dancers from different cultures

with family or friends. The proces-

meters running through the Fortress

and nationalities pass through the

sion draws through the Westland,

and surrounding roads from Helle-

centre of Rotterdam decked in the

Schipluiden, Maassluis, The Hague,

voetsluis.

most spectacular costumes with one

Delft and Vlaardingen.

www.sportopvoornepputten.nl

mission: to get everyone dancing.

www.varendcorso.nl

Lock Days (Spuidagen)

Mill Day VPR 18 July

www.zomercarnaval.nl www.rotterdam.info

3 and 4 July

On the third Saturday in July, all the

The Spui are a maritime festival

mills in Voorne-Putten are open to

Prof cycling race Oostvoorne

around the harbour in the centre of

visitors. We hope to have enough

30 July

Oud-Beijerland. Not to be missed,

wind so that you can see the mills

The cycling race in Oostvoorne is

according to the residents of the

turning and get a good impression

a cycling event that is one of the

Hoeksche Waard region. Every year

of what it takes to operate a mill.

better known - and in any case the

the festival attracts thousands of

www.molendag.info

cosiest - of the Netherlands. The or-

visitors - and for good reason. A full

ganization also provides this edition

programme of entertainment, music

for a nice field of riders. That will be

and a great flea market make it a

enjoyed in a good atmosphere!

brilliant day out for the visitors!

www.profrondeoostvoorne.com

www.vvvhoekschewaard.nl

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Augustus Story Festival

4, 5 en 6 September

Photo: Anne Reitsma

14, 15 and 16 August

EVENTS

September

1 August

Vestingdagen Hellevoetsluis

Exciting, horrific and beautiful

14, 15 and 16 August

On Tiengemeten island, the bringing

stories are told at various locations

During these Vestingdagen cel-

in of the harvest is traditionally cele-

within the fortress walls of Brielle.

ebrations, present and past come

brated on. In and around the historic

Each year, an exciting story is told

together in Hellevoetsluis. In the

courtyards of the Landbouwmuse-

especially for the young at the most

festival tent, there will be various

um, the Rien Poortvlietmuseum, the

spectacular location in Brielle, which

shows and live acts, you can enjoy

Natuurmonumenten visitors’ centre

is normally not open to the public:

the fair, the family square or admire

and Idahoeve social care farm, there

the bell tower of the Sint-Catharijne

the antique trucks, oldtimers, steam

are lots of different activities for

Church.

engines or fleet inspection.

the whole family. Experience the

www.cultuurwebbrielle.nl/

www.vestingdagenfestival.nl

harvest as they did in the past, like

vertelfestival

Breeding Day

Burchtfeesten

Harvest Day 1 September

threshing the grain and picking potatoes. Or you can cross the island

29 August

in a horse and cart and bake bread

Party market, music, street theater,

in a twig stove. There’s also a real

8 August

performances, good food and

farmer’s market with local products.

Like every year, Fokveedag Hel-

especially a lot of fun.These are the

www.landbouwmuseumtiengemeten.nl

levoetsluis is mainly a beauty

ingredients of the castle parties.

pageant. For cows! But at the street

With the day market and the perfor-

World Harbour Days

market, you can also taste all the de-

mances of various (music) groups

4, 5 and 6 September

licious products produced in Voorne-

and associations. In the evening,

The World Port Days offer visitors

Putten and the kids can enjoy pony

the village square is renamed the

a fascinating glimpse into what the

rides, play games, stroke rabbits and

culinary square and with musical

port of Rotterdam has to offer. There

guinea pigs.

accompaniment

are spectacular demonstrations on

www.fokveedaghellevoetsluis.nl

a real village party breaks loose.

the quayside and on the water, vis-

www.evenementenoostvoorne.nl

its to ships and exciting excursions in the harbour. For young visitors, there are also special kids’ activities.

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12 September

5 December December

Lampion Parade Oostvoorne

Brandersfeesten 25, 26 and 27 September

5 December

4,5 and 6 September

During the last weekend of September,

Every year, the Masquerade takes

Big lantern parade which always at-

the centre of the Dutch gin (Jenever)

place on Saint Nicolas evening in

tracts lots of enthusiastic participants

town of Schiedam is full of festive

Brielle. It is customary to go out and

and spectators. Decorated floats and

activities during the annual Brand-

let your ‘hair down’ while you are

carts, groups or individuals and all

ersfeesten. The Brandersfeesten is

masked and unrecognisable. The

decorated according to a theme. The

a street fair held in the old distillers

Masquerader can express his or her

parade is accompanied by five bands.

district, which is where its name comes

frustrations and criticism about all

At the end, there is a tattoo in the

from. Stroll around the water and taste

that has gone one during the past

Hofwei.

the atmosphere of old-fashioned con-

year, without revealing his or her

www.evenementenoostvoorne.nl

viviality, let yourself be amused by the

identity.

artists in attendance and eat a delicacy

www.cultuurwebbrielle.nl/maskerade

Monument Day

Maskerade

from all corners of the world. Or do you

12 September

dare – with your friends or family – to go

This day is especially suitable for

to the coolest attractions on the Stad-

anyone who likes looking at the many

serf? You can swing to the music until

monuments in Voorne-Putten.

the wee hours at the various stages.

www.openmonumentendag.nl

www.brandersfeesten.nl

Go classic

Furieade

12 September

30 September t/m 4 October

This lovely cycle tour mainly takes

The Furieade is a festive maritime festi-

place on the island of Goeree- Over-

val which is always held

flakkee. The name of the tour partly

during the first weekend of October

comes from the abbreviation for the

around the historic harbour and

island Goeree-Overflakkee, but it also

town centre of Maassluis. There’s a new

stands for action, speed and dynam-

programme every year, but

ics. The aim of GO-Classic is to raise

a regular feature is the amazing

money for the Leontien Foundation

Vlootschouw (naval pageant) with

founded by Leontien van Moorsel as

a starring role for the Furie Maassluis

well as for a number of local charities.

will be a hive of activity with

www.go-classic.nl

a flea market, music, a fair and the

More information For a complete overview and changes/ additions, visit www.opvoorneputten.nl/ evenementen

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EVENTS This year, Rotterdam is the place fort he Eurovision Song Contest; On Voorne-Putten you can visit the best music festivals alle year round!

‘Open up’ FESTIVALS

to Voorne-Putten

The fact that the Voorne-Putters love a party is evident Midsummer Blues from the many festivals held on the island. Many volunteers 18 June A taste of the best Brielle festival, help the organizers make the various festivals a great “Brielle Blues”, on one of the longest success every year. They help prepare venues and set up days of the year! Enjoy a good blues band and a snack and a drink and at tents. Whole villages change into festival grounds, historic the same time support the festival. cities become one large open-air stage. Whether you’re www.brielleblues.nl going for soulful songs, Big Band music or want to really let your hair down with rock music, music lovers with a hunger Tinte Summer Festival 2, 3, and 4 July for unknown musical territory are in the right place here.

A village feast which has pushed the boundaries somewhat, is Fun with a capital F for young and old. There

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is a food court, fire brigade competi-

Winterblues

Rockanje Live

13 February

15 t/m 18 April

ter show, and it continues into the

Do you want to support the Brielle

Rockanje Live always takes place in

evening with a great music program

Blues festival and experience a

the third full weekend of April.

and street theatre. For those who

spectacular performance? Then

Wednesday is the Kids Day, on

don’t want to miss out a thing – just

come to the Winter Blues, it is the

Thursday it’s time for the

like at many festivals you can also

perfect opportunity to socialise and

Village BBQ. Friday is Holland Night

camp in Tinte during the Summer

enjoy blues music.

and Saturday is Party Time!

Festival, at the Kemping Tinte!

www.brielleblues.nl

www.rockanjelive.nl

www.tinte.nl

tions, a children’s program and a wa-


Under the Bridge Festival

Vestingpop 1 August

19 September

11 July

The beginning of August brings the

On Saturday 19 September the

The best live artists, the best DJs

free festival of Vestingpop, which is

Jumbo Big Band Festival will take

and a food truck line-up that’s finger

characterized by the combination of

place again on the Market Square in

licking good. You can’t miss this

performances by several (inter) national

Brielle. In the afternoon four Dutch

party, standing by the bridge has

top acts and various local bands. The

big bands will play in a competition

never been so chill!

festival takes place at the Zuidfront.

in which they will be judged by a

www.underthebridgefestival.nl

The organization is determined to once

professional jury. The winner will be

again make this edition go off with a

presented with the Jerry van Rooyen

bang!

Big Band Award.Music students will

www.vestingpop.nl

start off the evening program,

Brielle Blues 25 and 26 July On the last weekend of July, you

Jumbo Big Band Festival

followed by the main program.

can listen to the Blues from noon

Spijkenisse Festival

till evening. Enjoy various styles of

28, 29 and 30 August

Blues music at this free festival. The

On the Market Square, between de

festival hosts well-known national

Boekenberg library and the church

Muziek in the living room

and international names from the

you’ll find the Spijkenisse Festival. In

1 November

blues world, but regional bands and

this square, young and old can enjoy

“Muziek in de Kamer” is a small-scale

talented newcomers also take the

well-known, local bands, up-andcoming

music festival that takes place in

stage on one of the three large stag-

talent and DJs for three days. The Friday

the intimate ambience of Brielle liv-

es in catering establishments and at

DJ night is starting to become a true tra-

ing rooms. The festival takes place

various locations in Brielle. After the

dition, while Local Heroes is well-known

on Sunday 1 November in various

stage performances, Brielle Blues

in the region. On Saturday and Sunday

Brielle houses and consists of four

continues with live performances by

afternoon, in addition to the perfor-

45-minute concerts in four different

bands in various cafes and restau-

mances on the main stage, there are

musical genres.

rants.

also various activities and performances

www.cultuurwebbrielle.nl/muziek-in-

www.brielleblues.nl

in the library or in the church.

de-kamer

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