Ouddorp is situated on the island of Goeree -Overflakkee place in South Holland ( Dutch: Zuid -Holland). Politically, he formed an independent municipality until 1966, since he belonged to the municipality Goedereede. Since 1 January 2013 he is a member of Goeree -Overflakkee. Ouddorp has about 6,000 inhabitants and is located about ten kilometers north of Renesse in the province of South Holland.


Many Dutch and German tourists visit the place due to its location by the sea. Especially notable is the Holiday Park Port Zelande, the most Brouwersdam, part of the Delta Works, is located.

In addition Ouddorp has become a popular place for windsurfers to let off steam at the approximately two kilometers offshore sand bank in the up to three meters high and clean breaking waves.

A popular meeting place for beach buggy driver is the stretch of beach in front of the lighthouse Westhoofd ( Dutch: Vuurtoren Westhoofd ), which is reserved for this sport.

Ouddorp offers a variety of accommodation options. Both bungalow parks and private houses as well as several campsites (some with large permanent campers component) offer plenty of space to relax. Overnight stays in vehicles, tents, etc. outside of campsites and holiday parks are prohibited in the entire region and are punishable by significant fines.

Many residents of Ouddorp are members of the Restored Reformed Church.

Typical landscape in Ouddorp with lighthouse and grass to dry

Tower in the center of Ouddorp

New Restored Reformed Church