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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 Fish exhibit, museum would be more interesting if in Englisj

My 3 year old enjoyed the aquarium. It's not that big but some nice displays where you can get really close to the fish. The museum looked interesting but all details were in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Laura B
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English first
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My 3 year old enjoyed the aquarium. It's not that big but some nice displays where you can get really close to the fish. The museum looked interesting but all details were in Dutch. It would have been nice if the exhibit details would be in English.

Thank Laura B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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.

Thank tomtomnor
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10 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank Ton B
Den Helder, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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 

1 Thank DutchGeek
los angelos
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

Thank michaelhopper3
Taoyuan, Taiwan
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117 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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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 

3 Thank MartinHendrikx
Dingwall, United Kingdom
1 review
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 

Thank thegaffer123
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 

2 Thank Mbvanwees
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197 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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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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