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.
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Hook of Holland

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
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Hook′ of Hol′land

a cape and the harbor it forms in the SW Netherlands. Dutch, Hoek van Holland.
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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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References in classic literature ?
The police of three countries had tracked the great criminal at last from Ghent to Brussels, from Brussels to the Hook of Holland; and it was conjectured that he would take some advantage of the unfamiliarity and confusion of the Eucharistic Congress, then taking place in London.
Get up to 20 per cent off ferry fares on the Stena Line route between Harwich and Hook of Holland this autumn and winter.
On Sunday, hundreds of birds covered in oil were being taken to wildlife shelters in Rotterdam, The Hague and Hook of Holland. However, by Monday the sheer numbers prompted state water company officials to set up a help centre in a car park at Maassluis.
FACTFILE: Stena Line offers twice-daily return crossings between Harwich and the Hook of Holland. Return fares start from PS148 for two adults and a car.
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.
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.
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.
A spokeswoman for Stena Line said the Stena Hollandica ferry left the Hook of Holland at 2.15pm and arrived in Harwich at 7.45pm yesterday.