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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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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 5 days ago
idasi
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Do not miss the bunkers!

The museum is more a display of war related items. There is no story line or chronological line to... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Margot C
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Admiraal Verhuellplein 1, 1789 AX Den Helder, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank idasi
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Reviewed 19 April 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

Thank Margot C
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Reviewed 25 September 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

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Reviewed 29 July 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.

Thank Mary Jo Z
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Reviewed 29 May 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
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Reviewed 4 February 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
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

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

Thank Hans d
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Reviewed 4 April 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
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

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

Thank LeavingHolland
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Reviewed 27 August 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
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