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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 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
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

Date of experience: June 2016
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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank 998christinew
Reviewed May 17, 2016

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

Date of experience: June 2015
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

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed February 12, 2016

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

Date of experience: April 2015
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