Things to see and do - Den Helder
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Den Helder Travel guide
Den Helder : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Den Helder : Things to see and do
Willemsoord 60G NL - 1783 Den Helder
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..
NL - 1781 AA Den Helder
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-..
Admiraal VerHuellplein 1 NL - 1783 Den Helder
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..
Hotels Den Helder
Julianaplein 43 NL - 1781 HA Den Helder
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..
Parallelweg 7 NL - 1781 EA Den Helder
Prix Prices from : 79 €
Hotel Wienerhof is a family hotel providing basic accommodation close to the coastline. Sit out on the terrace when weather is nice and experience traditional hospitality and a friendly service. The hotel offers simple rooms that are equipped with a..
Havenplein 1 NL - 1781 AB Den Helder
Prix Prices from : 83 €
Perfectly situated less than 20 metres from the sea, Hotel Lands End is a modern and well-designed 3-star hotel. It is only few minutes’ walking from the city centre, beach, and dunes. Right on the port of Den Helder, the hotel offers comfortable an..