Fort Kijkduin

Touching fishes in the Aquarium

Touching fishes in the Aquarium

Den Helder

Gibraltar of the North

Den Helder - Gibraltar of the North. That's how emperor Napoleon called the city of Den Helder during his visit in 1811. The strategic city is located near the coast and has a strategic navy harbour. The emperor found the fortifications that protected the city too weak. Therefore he decided to build five new fortifications. Most fortifications disappeared during the centuries. One fortress remained and was extensively restored in 1996. It's called Fort Kijkduin.


Located in the basement of the fortification is an aquarium. Here you can see sharks and even touch some of the fish.

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    Adress and visitor information

    Fort Kijkduin

    Address: Admiraal Verhuellplein 1
    Postal code and City: 1789 AX  Den Helder
    Region: Kop van Noord-Holland
    Province/Region: Noord-Holland
    Phone: +31 (0)223 61 23 66

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 2 hours.
    Please contact your destination for pricing and availability.

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.



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