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Address: Hoofdgracht 3, 1781 AA Den Helder, The Netherlands
Phone Number: (0223) 65 75 34
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Ever been in a submarine?

Some old paintings of old ships in the beginning of this museum. If your not Dutch many of the famous captains will most probably elude you! Yet, it is an interesting time full of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Some old paintings of old ships in the beginning of this museum. If your not Dutch many of the famous captains will most probably elude you! Yet, it is an interesting time full of pirates, princess and sword fighting. However, the submarine is without a doubt the most beautiful asset of this museum. Climb in this sub and let the... More 

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Katwijk, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Last time I visited this museum must be 20 years ago, I expected something a bit larger and more modern. It turned out to be a fantastic, very modern combination of different buildings and ships. You can easily spend most of the day there, also there are some good restaurants nearby. I hadn't planned to stay that long so I... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We love finding these treasures! This museum is so well done, you won't want to miss any of it. I wasn't sure I could get my husband off the interactive features. They were so real.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

My husband loves all things maritime but this was a confusing place. We entered into what we thought was the main exhibition area. They seemed to have a lot of the same thing in each area. Information in English was limited. Only after exiting the building did we discover there were other parts to the museum. We were on the... More 

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Rijeka, Primorsko-Goranska, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016

There is Submarine where you can go inside and see how is to be inside a submarine. Outside of standard tourist routes. Good restaurant is across the main road.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

Enter the world of the Royal Dutch Navy and its history. It was a little overrated i think. You can visit a submarine and catch a glimpse of daily naval life.

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Maisieres, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

We visited the Dutch Naval Museum in Den Helder today and had a wonderful time. As a family of 5 with three young children (13, 11 & 8) it is often difficult to find an attraction that appeals to the wide age span yet I would highly recommend this place to all. Located in the historical Naval Dockyard of the... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a couple hours in the museum and I only went in the main building, not the submarine. Gives a good historical account of Dutch history and naval affairs with emphasis on the "good" wars. A bit light on operations in South Africa and Indonesia.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

This museum presents a brief history of the Dutch navy, including the golden age with Michiel de Ruyter and subsequent decline.There are many paintings of war ships at sea, of all eras, and including battles in Indonesia. There are many scale models of ships. Also many rifles, hand and machine guns. Highlight is a submarine which can be seen from... More 

Lazio, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

Sure the "Big Thing" is the Tonijn Submarine: a wonderful experience to realize for really means sailing in a Submarine. The rest of the museum is quite all Naval Models, but the "frame" is perfect: a real example of how every Naval Museum should be. Everything is cured and well presented, and you can really feel how the Dutch Navy... More 

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