The fortifications on the west side of the old harbour have been beautifully restored. It includes an area where you can walk (no entrance fee!) and enjoy the history of this town that was a marine harbour and an important strategic defense point against the English, the French and later (though theoretically) the Belgians.more
A small museum about how people used to live in Hellevoetsluis.Last year, in 2012, our theatre group were in the museum and re-enacted part of the history when famous Admiral De Ruyter planned to set sail again to fight the English.Access: there is a staircase up to the museum.Entrance fee: 1.50 euro for adults and 1 euro for children 6-12 yrs.more
"Once an identification mark in the North Sea, helping seamen to establish their position at sea while at the same time warning seamen of dangerous sand banks along Zeeland’s coast".This museum ship is permanently docked in Hellevoetsluis. You can visit and learn all about how the ship worked, the dangers at sea and how this ship helped prevent...more
Dry dock Jan Blanken is an old dock built in a period around 1800 and is recently restored. Hellevoetsluis was often used for reparing ships when it was still a commercial and marine port. The Water Board (Rijkswaterstaat) is an extremely important administrative body in The Netherlands. In fact, it exists alongside the political system. The dry...more
Everything you always wanted to know about the fire brigade and its history. This is a 50 year old museum which has adapted to modern days with interactive exhibitions. So it's real fun for children too.In summer there are big band concerts here. Entrance: 3 euro (adult), 2 euro (kids 4-12 yrs). Various passes for free entrance apply.Opening hours...more
This is a working windmill in the center of the fortified town, built in 1801. You can visit it in July and August on every Saturday and Sunday between 12-16 hrs. You can also visit it when the blue flag is out or if you make an appointment. Other visiting days in 2013 are:Museumweekend: 6 en 7 april;11 May: Nationale Molendag;20 July: VPR...more
The oldest part of Hellevoetsluis is a fortified town. Unlike other fortified towns in The Netherlands, that have a star shape, Hellevoetsluis is long and narrow. Because the harbour is inside the fortification, you can't walk all around but of course you can cross over the bridge to get to the other side.more
Parkweg 1 Postbus 93, Hellevoetsluis, 3220 AB, The Netherlands
Good for: Couples
Lovely, brand new hotel in what I'd describe as a Scandinavian style. The website speaks of Cape Cod...more
I've been here for lunch or a party but not really in a holiday home because I live nearby. The...more
This brand new restaurant (opened summer 2013) is situated in the old centre, overlooking the harbour especially in good weather when you can sit outside.The restaurant may be brand new but it's opened in one of the historical old buildings and named after the most famous admiral of The Netherlands: Michiel de Ruyter.It may look a bit formal but...more
I've just eaten at Yoe Yi again, as we speak. We find this the best Chinese restaurant in Hellevoetsluis. Always a warm welcome and good quality food.Usually Chinese restaurants serve some free prawn crackers to start off the meal and first drink. This restaurant has, without a doubt, the best home made free crackers. Freshly fried, spicy...more
Not your usual idea of a Greek restaurant. That's just the interior which is Greek but modern at the same time. The hospitality is definitely Greek: warm and welcoming.You can sit inside and outside and enjoy one of the harbours of Hellevoetsluis with a view of historical buildings.It's open daily from 16-23 hrs. Recommended! One of the...more
All you want in this wok restaurant. First there is chinese soup and little starters like samosa/spring roll kind of bites. Then you choose from a buffet of uncooked food whatever you like (fish, meat, vegetables) which you bring to the wok cook to prepare with a sauce of your choice. Then you choose from the buffet rice, fried rice, noodles,...more
This Restaurant is located in Hellevoetsluis just outside de vesting on a big open water named Haringvliet. This is a very beautiful location for a restaurant. The food is always in a different style. A very fine restaurant Try the T-bone , it just melts in your mouthmore
I go here frequently for a quick meal. In fact, we ate a 3 course meal tonight (16-9-2010) within the hour.Ah well, it's not your romantic or culinary night out. But the food and service are good. The meal consisted of a small starter (3 small spring rolls or a soup), then 4 meat dishes (chicken, ribs, beef and crispy pork) with rice and noodles,...more
Take a metro from Rotterdam to Spijkenisse Centrum. They are very frequent, and it takes about 30 minutes.From there take a bus 101 to Hellevoetsluis.All in all your travel time is 1 hour.All public transportation schedules can be found here:http://journeyplanner.9292.nl/NB: I would be able to be more specific if you let me know where exactly you...more
I found a market stall on a street fair with all kinds of herbal products, organic food supplements and plenty of stuff to smear on dry spots!
What to buy: I particularly enjoyed the very strong herbal vaseline (mine was with aloe vera) for dry skin. A little goes a long way and I only paid 3 euro.
Restaurants, pubs and a few shops in the old center. In Hellevoetsluis most shopping takes place at the mall in the newer part of Hellevoetsluis which is outside the fortifications. In the 2nd photo the footpath towards the center. Mind you: NO cycling in this street!
Hellevoesluis is definitely way off the main tourist trek. There isn't a lot to do here but I find it interesting to see small places with friendly faces. I happened to be passing through and stopped for something to eat and drink. It's not too far from Rotterdam or Den Haag.more
The nautical history of Hellevoetsluis is one of many centuries. It was a naval town but today it is very much a watersports town. There are over 2000 mooring spots, divided over 5 marinas.
Sometimes historical vessels visit town. That is a beautiful sight on the Haringvliet water!
Equipment: A boat, preferably! A sailing boat possibly. A seaworthy one, since you can cross over to England very easily from Hellevoetsluis.
In fact, the Dutch prince William umpteenth left from Hellevoetsluis to become king of England.
Just when we got to this information center, they closed up for the day.It was a little disappointing ,Anke Thea was disappointed but that's life ,not much we could do about it.We walked all around the whole Dry-Dock area and I got some nice pictures. Jan Blanken , born in 1755 in Bergambacht The Netherlands, and after several different jobs Jan...more
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