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...more
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.more
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.more
I have stayed only once in this hotel not long after it opened (Landsend is the newest hotel...more
This is a small hotel in the heart of town. It's located above a former cinema; it can be noisy at...more
Hotel Den Helder started as a Motel with a Bowling hall. I have stayed here when it was new and had...more
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...more
AMBROSIA is a small snack place with catering service.Their buns (belegde broodjes) are the best in the area.Furthermore you can order any tipical Dutch snack, like fries, kroket, gehaktbal upto half a chicken. Great Salads and cold buffets are available.For in between Ambrosia offers lunch meals to take away (Euro 8.60) and even small hot dinners...more
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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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...more
The Naval Museum is located at the Hoofdgracht in Den Helder, fifteen minutes walking distance from Den Helder railway station. You can also take bus 33 from the railway station in the direction of "Veerboot Texel" (=Texel ferry) and get off at the stop "Marinemuseum" (=Naval Museum). Another possibility is to take a "train taxi". If you travel by...more
The Kijkshop (Viewing Shop) is a shop where the goods are in glass displays, numbered per item.You just fill in a form with the articles you want to purchase and go to the cashier to pay and collect the goods directly from the store room.The Kijkshop is housed in the former Soldier Home; what is still reflected by the stones in the exterior front...more
16 Reviews and Opinions
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.
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.
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.
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...more
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.more
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