Hook of Holland


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Hook of Hol·land

 (ho͝ok; hŏl′ənd) also Hoek van Hol·land (ho͞ok′ vän hô′länt)
A cape and harbor of southwest Netherlands on the North Sea west of Rotterdam, for which it serves as a port.

Hook of Holland

n
1. (Placename) a cape on the SW coast of the Netherlands, in South Holland province
2. (Placename) a port on this cape
Dutch name: Hoek van Holland

Hook′ of Hol′land


n.
a cape and the harbor it forms in the SW Netherlands. Dutch, Hoek van Holland.
[1785–95]
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Noun1.Hook of Holland - a cape on the southwestern coast of the Netherlands near Rotterdam
Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
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Get there: Self-drive or rail is the best option, it's a couple of hours from the port at the Hook of Holland.
A ferry from the Hook of Holland suffered damage to its bows but none of the 900 passengers were hurt.
2 1,376 the number of beds on the world's largest superferry, the Stena Line Britannica, that sets sail on Tuesday between Harwich and the Hook of Holland.
It's a mind-boggling 1400-mile journey that will see the former aquarium designer, from Edinburgh, set off on February 12 - his 69th birthday - and march solo through eight countries as he follows Patrick's path from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople, now Istanbul.
To get there we took our car on the overnight Stena Line crossing between Harwich and the Hook of Holland.
Skelly Monpierre, who was driving the vehicle, was stopped at Harwich International Port in Essex as he disembarked a ferry from the Hook of Holland.
Stena Line sails from Harwich to the Hook of Holland from PS127 for two travelling by car.
A family of four will also pay less booking a return ferry trip from Harwich to Hook of Holland on Stena Line on a French website and hiring a Fiat 500 car for a week from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.
Alternatively, it takes between eight and nine hours on the ferry from Harwich, Essex, to the Hook of Holland, with several crossings made every day.
Zeebrugge in Belgium and the Hook of Holland are seen as potentially vulnerable.
Essex Police said it had been contacted by the ambulance service to reports that 68 people had been discovered in four lorries on a ferry from the Hook of Holland.