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Fort Kijkduin (Museum and Aquarium)

Admiraal Verhuellplein 1, 1789 AX Den Helder, The Netherlands
+31 223 612 366
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Nice museum

Interesting museum. you learn a lot of the area and the fort during several wars. Also the aquarium... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2017
Olaf v
via mobile
Amazing

We were looking around and as everything was in Dutch , we thought it wasn't going to be very... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2017
Christine W
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Traralgon, Australia
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good61%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“napoleon” (4 reviews)
“basement” (2 reviews)
“history” (5 reviews)
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Admiraal Verhuellplein 1, 1789 AX Den Helder, The Netherlands
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+31 223 612 366
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Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Interesting museum. you learn a lot of the area and the fort during several wars. Also the aquarium with fish of the nortsea is nice. It is a pity that there is not so much interactive things to do for the kids. Some area's of...More

Thank Olaf v
Reviewed February 4, 2017

We were looking around and as everything was in Dutch , we thought it wasn't going to be very interesting to us. All of a sudden Marcel appeared and guided us through the entire fort. Explaining the history in detail and with such passion. We...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed May 17, 2016

nice historic buildings and nice sealife to see , good restaurant/hotel close to beach near harbour city Den Helder

Thank Hans d
Reviewed April 4, 2016

Fort Kijkduin was built by Napoleon after the failed Anglo-Russian invasion of North-Holland. It has undergone a few transformations since then, with the lighthouse being removed and rebuilt a little further on the dunes. Different rooms tell different phases of the history, with a focus...More

1  Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed February 12, 2016

The museum is ok. The building is impressive, the aquarium is nice. The restaurant good. Surrounding nature even better.

Thank LeavingHolland
Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

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...More

2  Thank Laura B
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.

1  Thank tomtomnor
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...More

1  Thank Ton B
Reviewed October 23, 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...More

1  Thank DutchGeek
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.

1  Thank michaelhopper3
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