National Landscape Hoeksche Waard
The Hoeksche Waard is one of the twenty National Landscapes in the Netherlands. An extraordinary region, resulting from the combination of natural and cultural-historical elements. An open landscape with fields and creeks, dikes paralleled by long rows of trees, historic farms and windmills, an extensive network of cycle paths and unique nature reserves including Tiengemeten island and the mud flats outside the dikes.
Nature lovers can discover the Hoeksche Waard on foot, by bike or canoe. The Nationaal Landschaps Centrum (National Landscape Centre) in Numansdorp and the 'Klein Profijt' visitors centre provide information about flora and fauna and organise excursions. For all you want to know as a tourist, visit the tourist office, the VVV, in the attractive town of Oud-Beijerland. Here you can find brochures and (cycle) maps. For cyclists, the 'Fietsroutenetwerk' (cycling route network) with its 'knooppunten' (junctions) is ideal, it makes plotting routes very easy.
surrounded by water
The Hoeksche Waard is surrounded by water. It is bounded to the north by the river the Old Meuse and to the south by the Hollandsch Diep and the Haringvliet. Here you will find the island nature reserve Tiengemeten, which can be accessed by ferry from Nieuwendijk, a village close to Zuid-Beijerland. Natuurmonumenten, a Dutch nature conservation society, runs a visitors centre here, and you can discover the water-rich and adventurous natural tidal landscape on foot and stay for the night in an inn.