On the north side of the Hoeksche Waard on the river Spui lies Oud-Beijerland, a village that has traditionally had a regional function and with its many shops and catering establishments provides the attractions of a town. Not until the 16th century was the land reclamation in this area realised. The Count of Egmont, who was granted the rights of the new polder, named the land after his wife - Sabine van Beijeren.
It became a busy trading centre with stately residences along the harbour. There are various walks and cycle routes to take in the vicinity. VVV [Tourist Office] Zuid-Holland Zuid has an office behind the old town hall of Oud-Beijerland. The countryside visitors’ centre Klein Profijt, housed in a former salmon fishery, provides information regarding nature and culture in the Hoeksche Waard.