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Westland

Westland is a municipality in the Dutch province of Zuid Holland. The municipality is located in the Westland region and has 108,603 inhabitants, on an area of 90.59 kmĀ², of which a land area of 7990 ha and an area of inland water of 1060 ha. The municipality of Westland is part of the Metropolitan Region Rotterdam The Hague.

There are two roads from The Hague to Hoek van Holland, where you can take the ferry to England. The main road runs through the village of Monster, with its typical flour mill and church.

Mill at Monster.

The Vier Winden mill at Monster..

The current flour mill was built in 1882, replacing a burned-down wooden mill. As early as 1311, a mill was reported at this location. In the twenties of the 20th century, a residential area around De Vier Winden was created, which hindered the windage, to the dismay of the miller who complained about this to the municipality, but without success.

Church at Monster.

Church at Monster.


The economy of the municipality of Westland mainly consists of horticultural companies.
Greenhouse horticulture.

Greenhouse horticulture.

View on Westland from the dunes.

View on Westland from the dunes.

The second road is a cycle path through the dunes via Kijkduin seaside resort and is almost 18 km long and ends in Hoek van Holland.

Hoek van Holland, view towards Rotterdam harbor.

Hoek van Holland, view towards Rotterdam harbor.

Hoek van Holland.

Hoek van Holland, at the beach.