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Fort Kijkduin (Museum and Aquarium)

Admiraal Verhuellplein 1, 178 9AX Den Helder, The Netherlands
+31 223 612 366
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Den Helder
Type: Museums
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Den Helder, The Netherlands
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I visited this location with my son. We walked all around the grounds and saw all the history that the fort has to offer. There was also a small aquarium on the grounds, and seeing some of the aquatic life that is right next door is also an engaging experince for the kids and adults alike. I will be going... More 

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los angelos
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We saw the museum only, it was pretty good. There are a lot of museums in Den Helder. This one was devoted mostly to militaria.

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Taoyuan, Taiwan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I visited here with my cousins who had been there before but according to them the entire operation has gone downhill. Even though the money isnt there to improve the facilities and maintain it effectively, i still enjoyed the visit. The museum is small but pretty cool because it is in the old fort and is very diverse. The aquarium... More 

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I have worked in Den Helder for a few years now and in march i was waiting for my ship to get into the harbour so had a bit of time to kill so went to the fort whitch was ok but i did not realise they also have a aquarium which was awsome it has quite a lot of... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Den Helder has a surprising depth of fascinating history. This small museum is a favorite for our little family. We go every time we are in town. It is underground and does get cold in the winter, so be warned. Take your time, as it is small, but a few times we have gone they did have a jumping castle... More 

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158 reviews 158 reviews
30 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Fort Kijkduin offers the visitors an excellent possibility to taste the life during the time of Napoleon and an interesting look into the period 1940 - 1945 The Aquarium is very nice.

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