Hoek van Holland is a magnificent nature area with forests, dunes, beach and sea, which is well suited for exploration by bicycle or on foot. Highly recommended are the nature walks alongside the characteristic landscape of Hoek van Holland, such as the Roomse Dune, the Hoekse Shrubs, the Staelduinse Forest and the Vineta Dune.
In the VVV (Tourist Agency)-store Hoek van Holland you can obtain three walking routes (in Dutch) for free.
‘Lekker stappen in Hoek van Holland’ is a 15-kilometre trip which takes you to the green areas in and around Hoek van Holland. Both forest and beach are highlighted. The 8-kilometre ‘Kunstroute’ will take you to art and cultural heritage in the outskirts of Hoek van Holland; while the 7-kilometre ‘Ommetje Hoek’ van Holland provides insight into the seaside town’s history.
Hoek van Holland is also the starting point of three long-distance walking routes, also named LAWs (LDWs):
LAW 5-1 Deltapad Hoek van Holland - Sluis 237 km
LAW 5-2/5-3 Hollands Kustpad Hoek van Holland - Den Helder 213 km
LAW 6 Grote Rivierenpad Hoek van Holland - Kleef 276 km
Hook of Holland is a central point in the Dutch and European Hiking trails.
Hook of Holland is the starting point (or the finish point, trails can be hiked both ways) of ‘Deltapad’, ‘Hollands Kustpad’ and ‘Grote Rivierenpad’. Deltapad is part of the international hiking trail North Sea – Riviera, GR 5, which will take you from Hook of Holland to Nice. Both Deltapad and Holland Kustpad are part of the international hiking trail E9, which follows the Atlantic and North Sea coast. Grote Rivierenpad is part of the E8, the international hiking trail from the Irish Sea to the Carpathians.