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Fort Kijkduin (Museum and Aquarium)

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Address: Admiraal Verhuellplein 1, 178 9AX Den Helder, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 223 612 366
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Nice aquarium, messy museum

The aquarium was great fun but we were less satisfied with the other part of the museum. We would like to find out the history of the fort since napoleon but it was an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Trondheim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The aquarium was great fun but we were less satisfied with the other part of the museum. We would like to find out the history of the fort since napoleon but it was an unchronological exposition of first and second war items.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I lived in Huisduinen when I was growing up. At the time the facility was qualified as military. Nice to see it open to the public. A lot of money was spend on cleaning up the fort,however needs more money spend to bring it up to scratch. Nice museum. Great views.

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Den Helder, The Netherlands
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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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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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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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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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Purmerend
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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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Address: Admiraal Verhuellplein 1, 178 9AX Den Helder, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 223 612 366
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Den Helder

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