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Museum in Den Helder

Marine Museum

In the vast former armoury of the Dutch Royal Navy, which still owns it today, displays at the Marine Museum cover naval history mainly after 1815, the year the Netherlands became a kingdom. You can explore vessels …
Museum in Den Helder

Fort Kijkduin

Built under Napoleon's orders in 1811 to accommodate 1400 soldiers, this hulking hilltop fortress (originally called Fort Morland) now houses a military museum incorporating an armoury, and a fantastic subterranean …
European in Den Helder

Kade 60

A former iron foundry now houses this cavernous canal-side restaurant near the Marine Museum and ferry terminal. Gourmet sandwiches such as smoked beef, egg and truffle mayo are served at lunch; dinner mains span be…