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Fort Kijkduin (Museum and Aquarium)

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Brilliant tour

We went round the fort today and the the tour guide Marcel did the whole thing in English for us... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2018
Sue W
Historical interesting, little explanation

A very interesting part of Den Helder, a real bastion. It is too bad that very little description... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much of it in Dutch so I didn’t get the full benefit. Fascinating all the same. Realise how little i know of European history.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since it was 30+ degrees we decided to visit the museum and aquarium. The aquarium was lovely and the museum was small but informative. Since our baby was unrestful we stopped by the cantiene for a drink and to let her rest. A cantiene letter...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank IntheNL
Reviewed May 8, 2019

Decided to walk there from the Centre of town a lovely walk when the weather is good. Visited the Fort and although it all looks very interesting there are no English translations on any of the exhibits. I believe there may be English tours but...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Alimay557
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

History is very interesting. We were very lucky to have Marcel give us a great tour in Enlglish. Aquiarium is well dine. Worth a visit!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank swissguy_8
Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

This attraction is within a fort. Things to see include the fort itself, a war museum and an aquarium which also includes a display about pollution. Most of the exhibits are in Dutch only with some additional info in German and very limited displays in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank rtl2
Reviewed November 23, 2018

We went round the fort today and the the tour guide Marcel did the whole thing in English for us. He was fluent, informative and very entertaining. His enthusiasm was infectious and made our visit quite special.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue W
Reviewed August 10, 2018

A very interesting part of Den Helder, a real bastion. It is too bad that very little description is offered.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank idasi
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

The museum is more a display of war related items. There is no story line or chronological line to follow, which makes it a bit messy. But the kids loved the guns, planes etc. The explanations are only in Dutch, which was fine for us,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank margotc15
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

History, views, and aquatic life. Something for the entire family. Museum provides a background of how war has affected the area, from when Napoleon had the fort built through its use by both the Dutch and Germans during World War 2. There are a number...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Redhawk74
Reviewed July 28, 2017

It was interesting exploring the fort and the aquarium. However, it isn't a place that is value for your money. Something to do in Den Helder if you have a free day but wouldn't recommend heading there specifically for an outing.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Mary Jo Z
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