Zuid-Hollandse Eilanden

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The Zuid-Hollandse Eilanden (lit. South Hollandic Islands) are the islands of South Holland. These islands are immediately north of the islands of Zeeland, but not a part of that province, even though they have a shared history with it.


  • Bernisse — a water-rich recreation area for fishing, swimming, surfing and rowing
  • Brielle — a beautiful village with old fortifications, played an important part in the Eighty Years' War
  • Goeree-Overflakkee — tourism is mostly centered around the beach resort of Ouddorp
  • Hellevoetsluis — a fortified city with a protected city center
  • Hoeksche Waard — tiny villages in a green polder landscape
  • Spijkenisse — largest city of the region, a suburb of Rotterdam
  • Westvoorne — dunes and quiet beach resorts


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The large city of Rotterdam is the most convenient starting point, as it lies just outside of this region and has connections to all the main destinations in it. Rotterdam is in turn well serviced by buses, train and even by air. Of the cities listed in this articles, Spijkenisse is the largest one, with ample connections to the other towns.

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