Den Helder The Essential
Initially a simple fishing village, this town was first called Huisduinen and extended to the east. In 1500 it became Den Helder. Napoleon, who called it the Gibraltar of the north, had it fortified in 1811. Today, Den Helder is the largest naval port in the Netherlands. It is also the departure point for boats to the island of Texel.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Den Helder
Marinmuseum
Marinmuseum
This museum traces the history of the
60 minutes
Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers
Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers
This museum gives an overview of the
Fort Kijkduin
Fort Kijkduin
This is one of six forts making up the
30 minutes