Ouddorp and its surroundings
Ouddorp and its surroundings offers you lots of opportunities. For the people who love the sun there are the familiar sandy beaches, in total more than 15 kilometres (9,32 miles). Some of the beaches have pleasant pavilions; on other beaches you will feel like Robinson Crusoë because it is so peaceful and quiet over there. The head of Goeree (Kop van Goeree) is surrounded by North Sea, Grevelingen and Haringvliet and therefore it’s a real Mecca for water sports. Swimming, surfing, sailing, diving, fishing… everything is possible! But you’re also in the right place if you love nature. In the many nature reserves you can enjoy the silence and the beauty of flora and fauna by foot or bicycle. The pleasant centre of Ouddorp offers a mix of cosy shops and pleasant restaurants.
Exact thirty years after the last RTM-ride on Voorne-Putten on February 14th 1996, the whole museum tram trail between De Punt en De Kabbelaarsbank eventually has been taken in use. To keep the 235 kilometres (146,02 miles) of the RTM in honour, there is a track of 6 kilometres (3,73 miles) on which only material of the NV.RTM does its services. Track and material are managed and taken care of by volunteers, who see it as their task to let you experience how once a great steam tram company looked like.
The Haringvlietdam is part of the Deltaplan, this plan takes care of closing the sea arms (except for the Westerschelde) en therefore a reduction of the coast. The dam has been taken in use in November 1970. The Haringvlietdam has a length of 3 kilometres (1,86 miles), of which 2 kilometres (1,24 miles) is made of dam and 1 kilometres (0,62 miles) of sluices complex. This is made of 17 sluices. Each sluice has a length of 60 metres (196,85 feet) and is provided with rolling shovels on both sides, one sea shovel and one river shovel.
The VVV can help you when you have questions about opening times, tips to go out, data of concerts or theatre shows. You can also get VVV-Gift coupons, biking trips, city trips or what ever you like. To make it survey able for you, below you’ll find some of the VVV services.
Some of the rooms have a view at the windmill “De Zwaan” (the Swan). This windmill dates from 1846 and still is in regular use. This windmill is open on limited times and can be visited under restriction.
Wind and water are the elements you need for surfing, which is been offered a lot in Ouddorp. On the Grevelingenmeer the beaches near by De Punt and De Kabbelaarsbank are very popular. If you want to go North Sea surfing, the place to be is Brouwersdam, and also the beach near by the lighthouse.