Hook of Holland


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Hook of Holland:

see Hoek van HollandHoek van Holland
or Hook of Holland,
district of Rotterdam, W Netherlands, on the North Sea. It is an outer port of Rotterdam, with which it is connected by the New Waterway. It is a terminus for ships that cross the English Channel from Harwich, England.
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Hook of Holland

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1. a cape on the SW coast of the Netherlands, in South Holland province
2. a port on this cape
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She added that the ship left the Hook of Holland at 2.15pm and arrived in Harwich at 7.45pm yesterday - a five- and-a-half-hour journey The British Red Cross said staff and volunteers were responding to the immediate needs of the 68 immigrants found on the lorries.
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.
"The ship had come aground off the Hook of Holland and had been brought across to the Tees.
Patrick Leigh Fermor trekked from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul in 1933 and penned Between the Woods and the Water; Nick Hunt followed in his footsteps in 2011 and has documented his travels in Walking the Woods and the Water.
Leigh Fermor was a charismatic character who, after an academic career hindered by expulsions, decided at 18 to walk the length of Europe - from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople (Istanbul).
Rather than taking in the sights of Amsterdam, the passengers spent just six minutes in the ferry car park before they were loaded on to coaches and taken two hours south to the Hook of Holland port.
By ship, Stena Line (0844 770 7070; stenaline.co.uk) sails from Harwich to Hook of Holland, with an easy rail connection to Centraal Station.
Departing twice daily, crossings with Stena Line from Harwich to the Hook of Holland take approximately 6.5 hours with a choice of day or night sailings in each direction.
The ships will together sail the route between Harwich and Hook of Holland, offering daily day and overnight sailings in both directions.
Stena Britannica will sail, with the Stena Hollandica, a route between Harwich and Hook of Holland, offering daily day and overnight sailings.