Rotterdamse Hoek

Rotterdamse hoek

The Rotterdamse Hoek in Creil (Flevoland) owes its name to the deposition of rubble from the bombardment of Rotterdam on 14 May 1940.

On May 14 of that year, the centre of Rotterdam was bombed by the Germans. Only ruins were left. This rubble was immediately removed by ship and transported to the Noordoostpolder, among other places. It was used to complete the 5.5 km dyke near Urk and to pave the polder roads. After the liberation, many polder roads were paved with it. 

The name "Rotterdamse Hoek" was conceived by the polder labourers themselves. They did not want anyone to forget where the rubble came from.

The 7.5m-high lighthouse marks the Rotterdamse Hoek in Flevoland. The square brick lighthouse was constructed in 1950. It has an electric light that flashes 3 times every 3 seconds.

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The Rotterdamse Hoek in Creil (Flevoland) owes its name to the deposition of rubble from the bombardment of Rotterdam on 14 May 1940.

On May 14 of that year, the centre of Rotterdam was bombed by the Germans. Only ruins were left. This rubble was immediately removed by ship and transported to the Noordoostpolder, among other places. It was used to complete the 5.5 km dyke near Urk and to pave the polder roads. After the liberation, many polder roads were paved with it. 

The name "Rotterdamse Hoek" was conceived by the polder labourers themselves. They did not want anyone to forget where the rubble came from.

The 7.5m-high lighthouse marks the Rotterdamse Hoek in Flevoland. The square brick lighthouse was constructed in 1950. It has an electric light that flashes 3 times every 3 seconds.

The Rotterdamse Hoek is an infamous place for sailors. Various ships ran aground in this region. There have been suggestions that the place is "haunted". Many farmers have wrestled with the wet soil and seepage water here.

The Rotterdamse Hoek is also labelled "the last ship graveyard" in the Netherlands.

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Noordermeerweg 0
8312 RA Creil
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