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Initially a simple fishing village, this town was first called Huisduinen and extended to the east. In 1500 it became Den Helder. Napoleon, who called it the Gibraltar of the north, had it fortified in 1811. Today, Den Helder is the largest naval port in the Netherlands. It is also the departure point for boats to the island of Texel.

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Tourist attractions Den Helder : Things to see and do

  • This museum gives an overview of the history of sea rescue in the Netherlands, and shows rescue boats and equipment, photographs and models. The reconstruction of a deck of a ship, as well as a large number of hands-on exhibits, will delight children..

  • This museum traces the history of the Royal Navy using models, instruments, photographs, uniforms, emblems, paintings and engravings. Films show what the present day Royal Navy is like. In particular, you will visit a submarine (The Tuna) and a mine-..

  • Fort Kijkduin

    Admiraal Verhuellplein 1

    This is one of six forts making up the defence line of Den Helder. Fully restored, it now houses an exhibition, a marine aquarium and two restaurants. The guided tour along the underground corridors brings the history of the fort to life. In the bloc..

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Hotels Den Helder

  • Hotel The Baron Crown

    Duinweg 34 NL - 1789 AS Den Helder

    The Baron Crown, situated in Den Helder a 15-minute walk from the beach, offers free Wi-Fi. The elegant rooms have a seating area with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. The rooms at Hotel The Baron Crown feature a seating area with a flat-screen TV, ..

  • Hotel Cafe Woud Two stars Two stars

    Binnenhaven 7 NL - 1781 BJ Den Helder

    Prix Prices from : 50 €

    Featuring free WiFi in all areas, Hotel Cafe Woud is located in Den Helder at the harbour with several restaurants and bars around. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom fitted with a shower and a toilet. In Hotel Café Woud’s bar..

  • Forest Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Julianaplein 43 NL - 1781 HA Den Helder

    Prix Prices from : 73 €

    Set in the naval town of Den Helder, Forest Hotel is across the street from the train station. It features an on-site restaurant and comfortable accommodation with free Wi-Fi. The restaurant offers a menu of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes in a hom..

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Restaurants Den Helder

  • C'est la vie Comfortable restaurant 

    Badhuisstraat 2 NL - 1789 AK Huisduinen

    This third-floor restaurant offers wonderful views of the sea, which acts as a very pleasant backdrop to the contemporary-style cuisine.

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