From August 2021 it is possible to stay in the first bunker of Cocondo. In Hoek van Holland an old German telephone bunker from 1943 has been transformed in to a holiday home for two adults and two children.
Dive under nature
You will be staying in the nature reserve and national monument ‘Vinetaduin’ of the foundation het Zuid-Hollands Landschap. Beneath these dunes lie about 70 bunkers that originate from four layers of military history of the 20th century. The telephone bunker lies in the northern part, near the villa district and entrance to the beach.
Celebrate freedom, nature and creativity
For the transformation of the telephone bunker, we collaborated with progressive designers and builders. They gave the bunker a new peaceful function and worked with as much ecological and circular material as possible. This way you come in contact with contemporary designers and sustainable building techniques during your stay.
- Underground bedroom for two adults (1.90m high)
- Box bed for one adult or two children (190 x 134cm)
- In case the kids don’t want to share the box bed. There is extra futon
- Full equipped kitchen
- Bathroom with shower and toilet
- We take care of all the bedding, towels, soap, shampoo, coffee and tea
What you need to know
- Minimum stay of 2 nights
- The first day must start on a weekday
- Self-check-in from 14:00 by using the key safe
- Check-out until 11:00
- Room for max. 2 adults and 2 children (no exceptions)
- The bedroom is not suitable for people who are claustrophobic or disabled
- Not allowed: Pets, smoking inside, loud music outside
- Parking is not allowed on the street near the bunker, but on a nearby parking spot
- The bunker can be reached by car, bike or public transport
- For more information see our general terms
Depending on the season a booking starts at 139 euro a night on weekdays. During weekends and holidays this price starts at 159 euro. From 3 nights on you receive a 10% discount. These prices include tourist tax and exclude 55 euro cleaning costs.
The payment goes to Foundation Stelling 33. This way, by booking Cocondo you automatically contribute to the preservation of the surrounding nature and heritage. We donate a part of our revenue to the foundation het Zuid-Hollands Landschap and invest in the growth of Cocondo, making it possible to work on a network of Cocondo’s along the coast.
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What is there to discover
Close to the telephone bunker you can find more bunkers. These are closed due to persistent vandalism, but there is still plenty to discover in the area. For example the Atlantic Wall Museum, Bunker Bremen or Fort 1881 where you can learn more about the military history of Hoek van Holland.
A unique cultural landscape
The town of Hoek van Holland originates from digging the Nieuwe Waterweg in 1872. In the following century, thousands of defenses were built on both banks to defend this new channel. These influences have been decisive in shaping the landscape of ‘the Hook of Holland’. Even today, the Hook is continuously subject to the influence of Rotterdam and the North Sea. If you pay close attention, you will notice this everywhere. A highlight is taking a wolk along the Noorderpier or the Zandmotor at Ter heide. You can also travel by ferry to the Maasvlakte.
To give you an impression of Hoek van Holland: some photos by the initiator of Cocondo, Peter de Krom
Food and drinks
There is a great variety of restaurants and beach pavilions. Our favorite places are Plstk, Pele’s Surfshack, Elements, de Pit and Dechi’s Beach. In the centre you can find the historical Hotel America.
Hoek van Holland has a number of special places and monuments. There is the old Lighthouse, the Storm Surge Barrier, the Staelduinse Bos and various woods and dunes to walk in.
When you stay with us, you will also receive a digital handbook. It contains all practical matters and our personal tips for an unforgettable stay.