Hook of Holland
Hook of Holland
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Hook of Holland is a city in the Netherlands.
The ferry terminal is a great spot to hitchhike from when leaving the city. Many drivers are going far, possibly even as far as Eastern Europe or even further. The truck terminal is a bit further down the road too. If you're trying at the car terminal, you can stand perfectly on the train crossing as there is construction going on.
Inform yourself about the ferry arrival times on the Stena Line website. It takes time to unload all cars, expect roughly one per minute.
There is a train station right next to the ferry terminal, which is easily reachable from Rotterdam central station.
You stand a slight chance of finding drivers on the A20, but most of them will be going into Rotterdam itself.
Accommodation and Sleep
Any kind of hotel / hostel / whatever will be insanely expensive here as they're mostly used by commercial drivers who have businesses paying for them. It's a small town, so wild camping should be easily possible on the outskirts which you can reach on foot. However, bushes make it hard to camp inside city parks as well as sand on the ground preventing you from properly pitching some tents.
There were people drifting their cars in the industrial area and I heard gunshots shortly after midnight to the North of the town.
Much more advisable to sleep in Rotterdam and come here early in the morning if catching a ferry!