Den Helder Travel Guide

  • Den Helder
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  • Den Helder
    by FlyingDutchmen
  • Den Helder
    by FlyingDutchmen

Den Helder Things to Do

  • Vlootdagen 2009

    In 2010 no National Fleetdays will be held (due to lack of funds).So, no open house (port) for the Dutch Navy.

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  • De Oranjerie - Botanic Hot Houses

    See exotic plants and trees from all over the world. You find the biggest Japanese garden in this complex.

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  • Foxtrot Submarine

    Besides the Dutch submarine at the Marinemuseum you can visit a former Russian Foxtrot Submarine at the Willemsoord warf.

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  • Afsluitdijk

    The Afsluitdijk is a long man made causeway that links Noord Holland to Friesland. It carries the A7 main road across it and was constructed in the early 1930s by thousands of men and this work helped aliviate unemployment that was a problem across Holland and Europe at the time.The Afsluitdijk has the North Sea on on side and the IJsselmeer on the...

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  • Prins Willem (destroyed after a fire)

    At Willemsoord, in the historical museum harbour you can visit a VOC-replica of the Prins Willem vessel.This ship was built in 1985 at the Amels shipyard at Makkum.It's 68 meters long and the highest mast is 54 meters.2009 UPDATE: In the night from July 29-30 a fire broke out at the lower deck and thereafter the whole ship was destroyed by fire.

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  • Lighthouse Ship TEXEL

    The former lighthouse ship Texel now is a pasrt of the museum harbour at Willemsoord.It was built just a few meters away from its present location at the former Rijkswerf Willemsoord in 1951.The ship Length is 45,40 m eters. The masttop is at 29 meters abover the waterline, with the light at 16 meters.First day of Service: September 30, 1952.

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Den Helder Hotels

  • Hotel Lands End

    I have stayed only once in this hotel not long after it opened (Landsend is the newest hotel...

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  • Forest Hotel

    This is a small hotel in the heart of town. It's located above a former cinema; it can be noisy at...

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  • Hotel Den Helder

    Hotel Den Helder started as a Motel with a Bowling hall. I have stayed here when it was new and had...

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Den Helder Restaurants

  • Chinese restaurant down town

    De Chinese Muur is a Chinese restaurant offering an All You Can Eat menu for € 22,50 per person. Also a la carte dining is possible.Take away, delivery and catering service available.Business hours:Daily: 11:30AM - 10PM

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  • Ex-city café De Keizerskroon

    De Keizerskroon was an original pub-like café/restaurant. It had everything from reading table to party room.Improved service over the years!When I revisited in 2015 the name was changed into FLOW and the outside appearance looked more modern and so does the interior.At Saturdays live DJ music.Business hours:Mo: 9AM - 10PMTu-We: 9AM -...

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  • CLOSED: Great setting at the...

    Grand Café De Buuren van Pieck is located in a traditional house, that was used for the local branch of the Twentsche Bank. The interior is made up with a lot of old brown typical Dutch furniture. The ladies room is at the former bank safe.There's a small outdoor terrace in front at the Koningstraat. Indoors there are some nice front tables at the...

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Den Helder Nightlife

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    by nighthawk Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The bill we got served after our meal.The arrows mean that those items were enjoyed by our friends.All in all, we were 4 adults and 3 children.
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Den Helder Transportation

  • NS Train

    By train is one of the easiest ways to travel. There are direct train connections from Amsterdam.Real time Public Transportation data on the Den Helder map.

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  • The Connexxion Buses

    The Den Helder bus station is next to the train station.Local buses:- 31 Julianadorp- 32 Julianadorp- 33 Ferry to Texel- 34 Huisduinen- 35 Dutch Navy Harbour- 36 Local den HelderRegional buses:- 133 Hoorn- 158 Den Oever

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  • TESO: Ferry to the island of Texel

    From Den Helder the island of Texel can be travelled to with the TESO ferry in about 20 minutes travel time. The ferries are sailing each half hour on average and take cars (300 max), bicycles and pedestrians.The ferry terminal is at the West side of the harbour entrance at:Havenplein 3 - 1781 AB Den HelderThe TESO ferry company started in 1907 and...

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Den Helder Shopping

  • Fresh Croissants

    Croissanterie Avanti is a popular bakery at the Spoorstraat.The shop sells croissants, french loafs, cakes and ice cream.There is a counter to the street for fast service; inside there is room to enjoy a drink, coffee tea, etc.Business hours:Mo-Fr: 9AM - 6PMSa: 9AM - 6PMSu: Closed Croissants.

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  • Second hand goods at the Spoorstraat

    Het Boelhuys is a thrift shop run by a charity society.Three floors of clothing, household goods, bicycles, audio- and video equipment, kitchen appliances, shoes, toys, books, music and movies are waiting for you.Business hours:Mo: ClosedTu: 11AM - 4PMWe: ClosedTh: 11AM - 4PMFr: ClosedSa: 11AM - 4PMSu: Closed Second hand goods. Low prices.

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  • Thriftshop

    Kringloop Outlet Den Helder is a shop with something for everyone. On sale are used goods and second hand goods.Business hours:Mo: Noon - 5:30PMTu-Fr: 10AM - 5:30PMSa: 10AM - 5PM Low prices.

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Den Helder Local Customs

  • Bird watching

    Being at the Northsea, there always will be seagulls around at Den Helder.Behind the coastal dike, protected for storm winds there often are older birds retiring and being fed by the locals.

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  • The people are most of the...

    The people are most of the times very friendly. Some can be grumpy, maybe they have seen too many tourists? Lol :)On the picture is my mother at a bridge in De Rijp

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Den Helder Warnings and Dangers

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    by pieter_jan_v Written Jul 28, 2013

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    I have seen many foreign travellers by car going across the bridge heading for the Navy port in stead of taking the turn to the Texel ferry port.

    So when you see the sign KONINKLIJKE MARINE - NIEUWE HAVEN, take a left before the sign.

    DO NOT ENTER
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Den Helder What to Pack

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    by sandravdp Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: This place is just for a daytrip. You can better stay for the night some place else. So don't bring all your bags etcetera.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring an umbrella, it often rains here. The wind can be cold too. In summer it will be more nice.

    Photo Equipment: You can probably find a touristshop here that sells good film for your camera.

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Den Helder Off The Beaten Path

  • Kijkduin Lighthouse

    The Kijkduin Lighthouse, lso known as: Den Helder Lighthouse, is a conical (16-sided) red cast iron tower, currently used to aid the navigation

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  • All bridges are different...

    All bridges are different here. Some have a hang on system, others a turning system. It's interesting to see. But let's not forget you can find small cute museums around here too.

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Den Helder Sports & Outdoors

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    by pieter_jan_v Written Jul 28, 2013

    Den Helder is at the Northsea. A well-known long distance route is the LF1 Nortsea coast route.
    This route takes you along the whole coast and is well indicated with its own signs.

    Equipment: Bicycle.

    Cycling at Den Helder Nortsea route at Den Helder
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Den Helder Favorites

  • The Water Tower

    The Water Tower is an eye catching construction in the heart of town.It was build in 1908 from the design of architect Jan Schotel.The tower is 40 meters high and holds 400 m³ water.In the early sixties the tower was reconstructed to make the water tank bigger. The outside was re-enforced with concrete.In the eighties the tower was de-commissioned...

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  • De Jutter statue

    At the Beatrixstraat close to the station the Jutter statue is located. It's made by sculptor and artist Kees Doolaard, born at Rotterdam, but a Den Helder inhabitant for most of his life.The statue was unveiled at January 4,1995 as a gift of the city shopkeepers to the people of Den Helder.

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  • Local Tourist Office & USEFUL LINKS

    Den Helder Tourist Offices:VVV Den HelderBernhardplein 141781 HH Den HelderPhone: +31-223-625544Fax: +31-223-614888E-mail: denhelder@vvv-knh.nlVVV Den helderWillemsoord 471781 AS Den HelderVVV Internet siteUseful LINKS:Start pageDigicityDen Helder harbourDen Helder webcamDutch Navy

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